Toshiba’s New Technology Enables Blood Flow Visualization Never Thought Possible With Ultrasound

Posted on Jul 14 2014 - 4:52am by rizbaig

Toshiba is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a new way to diagnose disease faster and non-invasively.


Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging Helps Clinicians Deliver a More Accurate Diagnosis.

Currently, physicians wanting to see low-velocity microvascular blood flow have to use contrast agents or more invasive modalities. Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) can dramatically improve the patient’s overall imaging experience by making exams safer and faster, getting them the diagnostic information needed.

SMI has received FDA clearance for use on the AplioTM 500 ultrasound system and will be showcased at the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) Annual Conference, August 6–9, 2014 (Booth #214) in Lake Buena Vista, Fl.

“Toshiba ultrasound continues to push the envelope,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit. “With the development of SMI, clinicians can provide the right diagnosis on all patients earlier for improved care. Additionally, SMI expands the utility of ultrasound, which results in fewer ionizing procedures, improving patient safety.”