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Vascular Ultrasound

The ultimate ultrasound solution for vascular assessment

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Ultrasound is ideal for helping vascular clinicians make decisions that positively impact patient care and outcomes. However, there hasn't been a vascular ultrasound solution in decades that has elevated vascular assessment to the next level... until now.​​

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With revolutionary imaging formats and complementary clinical tools, our solutions help clinicians efficiently assess and monitor vascular disease, enabling delivery of exceptional patient care.​​​

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68% less repetitive

button pushes with Auto Doppler**

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15% time savings

on EPIQ versus IU22 for LE exams (a reduction of 1.8 minutes, on average, per exam) '​

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1-click acquisition

Icon-based 3D workflow, simplifying acquisition and manipulation "

​**Auto Doppler Clinical Study, Dec 2011

​' Philips Internal timing study

​" External user study on EPIQ Elite based on 27 respondents. Study report available upon request

I personally envision the new XL14-3 as the most powerful vascular imaging tool since the invention of color Doppler imaging in the early 80’s. Every imaging application it offers provides new benefits in a way that I have never seen before.”*

Muhammad Hasan

MBBCH, RPVI, RVT, RDCS, RDMS Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

The world's first xMATRIX linear array transducer

The XL14-3 xMATRIX Linear Array transducer for vascular assessment is the biggest advance in vascular ultrasound in 20 years.

Watch the demo video to learn more.

The XL14-3 xMATRIX Linear Array transducer

Key Features​

Thin Slice Imaging

The XL14-3 xMATRIX transducer incorporates an amazing 14,000 elements, all connected to a separate micro-channel. The XL14-3 transducer features multi-dimensional electronic focusing for ultra-thin slice imaging of vascular anatomy and plaque morphology. The key benefit: exceptional diagnostic confidence when assessing stenosis and vulnerable plaque.

The Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound

xPlane Imaging

The XL14-3 xMATRIX transducer offers xPlane imaging that goes beyond the conventional approach to vascular exams by offering real-time images in both the longitudinal and transverse planes simultaneously. The key benefit: xPlane imaging eliminates the need to rotate the transducer to acquire orthogonal views. A simple move of the trackball can provide complete anatomical evaluation – saving exam time.

The Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound with xPlane Imaging

xPlane Doppler

The XL14-3 xMATRIX also offers xPlane Doppler capabilities. xPlane pulse Doppler allows precise placement of the Doppler sample volume using both longitudinal and transverse reference images. The key benefit: xPlane Doppler reduces sample volume placement errors and provides greater reproducibility and consistency when sampling significant stenosis.

The Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound with xPlane Doppler
Example of an image retrieved with Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound
Example of an image retrieved with xPlane imaging vascular ultrasound Philips
Example of an image retrieved with xPlane Doppler vascular ultrasound Philips
3D vascular imaging

Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer: Easy 3D/4D visualization

The XL14-3 xMATRIX also has the ability to visualize anatomy in amazing 3D/4D with an easy-to-use ICON-driven workflow. Clinicians can see directly into a vessel to evaluate plaque spatial location and composition, as well as 3D flow data to assess stenotic or tortuous conditions.​

The 3D/4D user interface also offers the ability to generate a vessel cast using flow data. 3D vessel casting allows the direct  visualisation of flow for further analysis of stenosis or tortuous conditions. The key benefit: high-quality 3D/4D  visualisation of vascular anatomy provides an ideal communication tool to facilitate clinical decisions among providers and enhance consultation with patients to help them understand their condition.

The Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound 3D/4D capabilities
The Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound with easy 3D/4D capability
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Example of a 3D vessel cast image retrieved with Philips XL14-3 xMATRIX linear array transducer vascular ultrasound
Xres pro

XRES Pro for high-quality image processing

Philips next-generation image processing elevates vascular imaging to new levels by providing superb delineation of vessel interfaces and enhanced plaque texture conspicuity. By reducing vessel haze and artifacts, XRES Pro elevates diagnostic confidence during vascular imaging of patients, including those that are technically challenging.

Microflow imaging

MicroFlow Imaging

Philips MicroFlow Imaging is designed to detect slow and weak blood flow anatomy in tissue with remarkable sensitivity and enhances the resolution of flow in vascular exams. With high resolution and minimal artifacts, clinicians can visualize and characterize subtle flow disturbances around stenotic plaque to make confident diagnoses.

Transducers created to image all body habitus

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People come in many different shapes and sizes, with PureWave crystal technology you can improve penetration in difficult to scan body types, all while maintaining excellent detail resolution, Doppler sensitivity and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) performance.

PureWave crystal technology is the biggest breakthrough in piezoelectric transducer material in 40 years and is more efficient than conventional piezoelectric materials, resulting in exceptional performance for all patient body types.

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