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Philips passes US FDA 510(k) clearance for marketing 'small parts' ultrasound imaging.

M2 EQUITYBITES-October 16, 2017-Philips passes US FDA 510(k) clearance for marketing 'small parts' ultrasound imaging

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Health technology company Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHIA) disclosed on Friday the receipt of the 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new eL18-4 transducer for 'small parts' assessment ultrasound exam to detect abnormalities in the small organs that are close to the skin.

The company said the Philips ultimate small parts solution features four key innovations that work together to help improve patient care: the eL18-4 PureWave linear array transducer, Philips MicroFlow Imaging, Philips Elastography as well as the Philips Precision Biopsy.

In conjunction, the company will debut the new eL18-4 transducer for 'small parts' assessment ultrasound exam, which is available on Philips EPIQ 7 and 5 and Affiniti 70 ultrasound systems, at the 16th World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) Congress in Taipei.

This new Philipave lines eL18-4 PureWar array transducer allows fine-elevation focusing that delivers extraordinary imaging and extended depth of field performance to help clinicians evaluate small organs, including the thyroid gland and diagnose a variety of conditions. It can also be used to assess musculoskeletal injuries.

According to the company, the testicular ultrasound is one application of small parts imaging, a rapidly growing segment of ultrasound assessment, which allows clinicians to carefully examine organs close to the skin.

Additionally, the eL18-4 small parts solution builds upon both the EPIQ and Affiniti platforms, enabling radiologists to have more confidence in their diagnosis, maximize productivity and connected workflow and facilitate patient data security with best-in-class imaging solutions that fit clinicians' unique needs, concluded the company.

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