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In 1960 Hitachi gave the world its first Diagnostic Ultrasound System. A technology using ultrasonic waves to visualize the inside of the body made ultrasound a vital tool to “see in real time”. Over the past 60-years this diagnostic technology of seeing with ultrasound has continued to evolve. As innovation has accelerated for both system functionality and transducer design it has also allowed for the compatibility with other modalities and medical technologies. Today, the diagnostic fields where ultrasound systems are used continue to expand, making this technology an indispensable pillar of contemporary medicine.

 ProSound F75Provides highly diagnosable images and contributes to efficient and high quality examinations,Born to fulfill various cardiovascular requirements, ProSound F75 PremierCV fits to your specialty,more....

  F31→F31 is developed with the purpose of providing what is necessary for natural and comfortable examinations,more....

ProSound-F37→F37 is thoroughly simple to use and compact,As a user-friendly diagnostic ultrasound system full of functional and ergonomic features, F37 is ready to be your partner.more....

ProSound Alpha 7 - Powerful. Compact. User-friendly. Which is a proven surgical solution.
The Alpha 7 is the mid-range system for surgical procedures as it inherits many of the proven technologies and functions of Hitachi Healthcare's high-end products. In doing so the Alpha 7 provides outstanding performance and transducer technology for precise real-time ultrasound imaging that surgeon’s demand. more...

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Real-time Tissue Elastography (RTE) .pdf (Article paper)

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An important characteristic of tissue is its elasticity which changes through pathophysiological processes, in particular, chronic or acute inflammation, malignancy and aging processes all of which can affect the elastic nature of tissues. Therefore the assessment and visualization of tissue elasticity can provide potentially vital information in disease diagnosis.

Real-time Tissue Elastography module uses an Extended Combined Autocorrelation Method (ECAM) to produce an elasticity image in real time. It uses a freehand approach to compress the tissues with the ultrasound transducer - a technique which is easily integrated into the routine ultrasound examination.

Compression comparison       characteristics of amplitudes

Relative tissue elasticity is calculated and displayed as a colour overlay of the conventional B-mode image. Stiffer tissue structures are displayed in blue, while the more easily deformed tissues are in red.

The ECAM elastography algorithm performs a 2D correlation in both axial and lateral directions, overcoming the problem of sideslip and improving the accuracy of the strain image.

Clinical evaluation of the modality has shown that lesions can be characterised more rapidly and with a higher degree of accuracy, when elastography is incorporated into the conventional examination.

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