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SUPERIOR IMAGING – CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY
  • OVERVIEW
  • IMAGING
  • PRODUCTIVITY
  • ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
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    • SUPERIOR IMAGING – CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

      Every patient is unique, many are challenging. Aplio™ 500 delivers outstanding performance for superior clinical precision, diagnostic confidence and departmental productivity. Crystal clear images consistently across a wide variety of clinical specialties and an abundance of expert tools ensure you can always get your diagnostic answer quickly and reliably – from early detection to treatment and follow up.

    • ENJOY THE PERFECT PICTURE
      ENJOY THE PERFECT PICTURE

      Using the best image quality allowing diagnosis to happen quickly and with confidence. 

    • SEEING THE UNSEEN
      SEEING THE UNSEEN

      Expand the range of visible blood flow with Toshiba’s innovative Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) technology.

    • SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY
      SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY

      Fully integrated measurement and reporting for seamless integration into your clinical workflow.

    • INTERVENTIONAL IMAGING
      INTERVENTIONAL IMAGING

      Extending your diagnostic capabilities into the next dimension of imaging and intervention.

    • LUMINANCE
      LUMINANCE

      Helping you identify pathological changes and skin defects better and with greater clarity.

    • A SYSTEM THAT FULLY ADJUSTS
      A SYSTEM THAT FULLY ADJUSTS

      Customize Aplio to suit your clinical needs and personal preferences.

  • IMAGING

    ENJOY THE PERFECT PICTURE EVERY DAY

    • ENJOY THE PERFECT PICTURE EVERYDAY

      At Toshiba we believe that only the best image quality allows a diagnosis to happen quickly and with confidence. Each of our unique imaging technologies provides you with better image quality by reducing noise, strengthening signal and improving visualization. Aplio’s revolutionary High Density Beamformer uses the most advanced digital signal processing to control the ­ultrasonic beams more precisely and flexibly than any other system.

       

      • Precision Imaging and Precision+

      With Aplio’s new and enhanced Precision Imaging technology, you can experience ultrasound imaging as close to reality as never before.

       


      • ApliPure™+

      ApliPure+ delivers increased imaging contrast and reduced speckle noise to improve visualization.

       


      • Differential Tissue Harmonics

      Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging takes outstanding tissue definition deeper than ever before.

       

       


      • Advanced Dynamic Flow™ (ADF)

      Display flow directionally and ­accurately at high frame rates, while maintaining the full ­B-mode image quality.

       

    • SEEING THE UNSEEN

      Toshiba’s innovative Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) technology expands the range of visible blood flow and provides visualization of low velocity microvascular flow seen with ultrasound. SMI’s level of vascular visualization, combined with high frame rates, advances diagnostic confidence when evaluating lesions, cysts and tumors, improving patient outcomes and experience.

       

      • Monochrome mode

      By removing anatomical background information, the monochrome mode reveals the finest vasculature with high sensitivity.

       

       


       

      • Color mode

      Color-coded SMI demonstrates flow and greyscale information with high temporal and spatial resolution simultaneously.

       


       

       

      • The principle behind SMI

      Traditional color Doppler imaging (left) removes clutter from the images by suppressing low velocity components, resulting in a loss of flow in tiny vessels. SMI (left) separates flow from overlaying tissue motion effectively, while preserving even the subtlest low-flow components with unmatched detail and definition.

    • A NEW DIMENSION OF IMAGING AND INTERVENTION

      Aplio’s comprehensive 3D/4D volume imaging suite extends your diagnostic capabilities into the next dimension of imaging and intervention by providing ­­accurate renderings and arbitrary volume cuts in realtime or offline. Aplio’s new High Density Volume Rendering Engine gives you extraordinary image quality at high volume rates for uncompromised workflow and clinical result.

       

      • Luminance

      Luminance is an innovative new surface rendering technique that provides a softer, more natural visualization of the human skin resulting in images of almost photographic impression and quality. The function’s freely movable light source gives you strong visual feedback on depth and detail. Changing the position of the light can help you identify pathological changes and skin defects better and with greater clarity.

       


      • Multi-Planar Reconstruction (MPR)

      Aplio’s MPR function allows you to review a specific structure or region of ­interest simultaneously in three orthogonal planes accompanied by a surface rendering or box volume image. The increased anatomical information contained in the high-resolution cross sections can help you to better understand anatomical relationships or the extent of a given lesion.

       


      • MultiView

      With MultiView you can generate series of cross sections of a given volume in an instant. The resulting display of multiple parallel cut planes provides a very effective tool for the assessment of lesions and their associated structures. MultiView allows you to cut a given volume in any direction to reveal high-resolution off-axis views that can further enhance your diagnostic confidence.

       


      • Fly Thru

      Fly Thru is a stunning technology that lets you virtually dive into a volume data set to explore cavities, ducts and ­vessels from the inside and in 3D. Being comparable to virtual endo­scopy, Fly Thru adds cross-sectional ultrasound information to the plain surface data, making it an expert tool for ­exploring ­lesions and ingrowing masses, as well as to assist in planning and follow-up of interventions such as placing stents or grafts.

       


       

      A complete range of volume imaging transducers is available for Aplio. Their compact and lightweight design delivers outstanding image quality in an ergonomic housing.

  • PRODUCTIVITY

    PERFORMANCE MEETS INTELLIGENT

    • PERFORMANCE MEETS INTELLIGENCE

      From imaging to quantification, from reporting to archiving, Toshiba provides a full spectrum solution that helps you manage routine and advanced clinical studies more efficiently. Thanks to the system’s embedded raw data functionality, you can review, analyze, report and archive your clinical data anytime with no loss of functionality. Aplio is designed to embrace open network standards to facilitate easy integration in the widest variety of network environments.

       

      • Quick Start clinical settings

      Changing presets during an exam can disrupt your workflow, because system settings need to be optimized from scratch. The fully programmable Quick Start menu allows you to adjust only the relevant parameter set at a single touch of a button.

       


      • QuickScan image optimization

      QuickScan allows you to achieve greater consistency in your exams by ensuring that superb image quality is the benchmark at all times. With a simple push of a button, you can automatically optimize image quality in 2D and spectral Doppler modes.

       


      • Quick Assist protocols

      Aplio’s protocol assistant provides a reliable method to ensure that the same exam is performed from patient to patient. Once activated the tool automatically launches a clear, easy to read on-screen menu that will guide you through your exam.

    • iSTYLE PRODUCTIVITY

      Our unique iStyle+ productivity suite provides you with a full host of technologies that offer ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives you greater maneuverability while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable faster exams and greater productivity.

       

      Lighter and with a smaller footprint, Aplio is designed to increase mobility, to optimize viewing, and to provide you with an ergonomic workplace. Our comprehensive iStyle+ Productivity Suite supplies you with a wealth of workflow enhancements and automation functions allowing you to focus on your patient and improving the efficiency and consistency of your exams.

       

      • FULLY PROGRAMMABLE CONSOLE

      You can customize Aplio’s console to suit your clinical needs and personal preferences simply by reassigning functions to the keys of your choice. This results in better reach, fewer keystrokes and a shorter learning curve. The mode-sensitive touch screen, which is now also programmable, enables direct access to complex measurements, labels and advanced functions.

       


      • Ergonomic user interface

      Aplio’s compact design with adjustable console and fully articulating monitor arm enables you to create an ergonomic work environment in virtually any clinical setting. The system’s premium quality LCD screen with the four-axis arm can move and swivel into perfect position for better viewing and to protect you from neck, shoulder and eye strain.

       


      • 3D multifunctional keys

      Aplio’s 3D multifunctional keys offer four degrees of freedom for outstanding usability. Their mode-sensitive function is fully programmable and displayed in the adjacent touch screen in an easy to understand manner.

       


      • Managing your study data 

      Aplio’s fully integrated patient and image management system allows you to review and manage your studies conveniently on-board before sending them to PACS for reporting or archiving, including image and raw data as well as structured reports. And if a study is not performed in the exact order, Aplio’s shuffle feature allows you to place the images into the correct order before sending it to PACS for reading.

       


      • Exporting your clinical data

      Aplio ships standard with a DVD writer and USB connection for study documentation and data export. The unit can be equipped with integrated medical printers or a DVD recorder for on-board study documentation. A digital video interface is available to connect your Aplio to external devices such as additional monitors.

       


       

      • Reporting options

      Aplio provides comprehensive onboard facilities allowing you to semi-automatically generate reports, including measurements, charts, clinical images, as well as text. Reports are customizable to meet your department’s standards and formats. If you prefer to do your reporting offline, we offer a wide range of workstation and connectivity solutions.

    • EXTERNAL WORKSTATION
      EXTERNAL WORKSTATION

      Our external workstation solution gives you full access to your clinical data and diagnostic tool set wherever and whenever needed. With embedded raw data functionality and a host of clinical tools, you can review, analyze, report and archive your data quickly and easily.

  • ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

    ADVANCED TOOLS TO HELP YOU BETTER EVALUATE DISEASE

    • ADVANCED TOOLS TO HELP YOU EVALUATE DISEASE

      Powered by the industry’s most advanced Realtime Application Platform, Aplio 500 provides you with a complete range of exclusive, clinically proven technologies to increase your diagnostic confidence. By giving you valuable additional information in easy to understand visual, parametric and quantitative formats, these ­advanced technologies can help you avoid supplementary exams to get your diagnostic answer. Thus, you can save expenses and enhance your department’s productivity.

       

      • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

      Our comprehensive contrast imaging package allows you to assess perfusion dynamics in a wide range of clinical settings. Depending on the system configuration, up to 24 transducers support contrast-enhanced studies, including an ample variety of specialized probes such as high frequency, intra-operative, intra-cavity and 3D/4D transducers.

       


      • Contrast quantification

      Aplio 500’s CEUS quantification suite allows you to assess perfusion dynamics with high precision and flexibility to create objective results for clinical research and routine. The software is highly reproducible thanks to its raw data processing and its semi-automatic ROI tracking functionality. The contrast quantification suite is available as option on both the console and the workstation.

       


      • Realtime elastography

      Our comprehensive elastography solution with raw data functionality assists you in localizing and assessing palpable masses with high accuracy, sensitivity and reproducibility in a wide range of clinical settings. Different degrees of tissue elasticity can be quantified or color-coded in parametric ­images making suspicious tissue changes ­quantifiable and ­visible in the ultrasonic image.

       


       

      • Shear wave elastography

      Toshiba’s shear wave technology provides a quantitative measure and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings ranging from abdominal to small parts examinations. The highly accurate and reproducible tool provides fully integrated measurement and reporting for seamless integration into your clinical workflow.

       


      • Smart Maps

      Aplio’s Smart Maps allow you to visualize and quantify shear wave propagation in a user-defined region of interest in realtime. The user can select both dynamic propagation speed and elasticity displays for visual assessment and quantification.

       


       

      • Propagation mapping

      Aplio’s unique propagation map is a powerful and intuitive tool to visually assess the quality of an elastogram. Areas with distorted or absent shear wave propagation are easily recognized by means of a disrupted wave front.

       


      • The principle behind shear wave elastography

      Shear waves are generated inside the human body by means of an ultrasonic burst (up). Depending on tissue stiffness, shear waves travel at varying speed, but generally very slowly through the human body. Their propagation can be followed and visualized using conventional ultrasound imaging techniques (down). The propagation speed of the shear waves directly correlates with tissue stiffness.

       

    • INTERVENTIONAL IMAGING

      Aplio provides you with a wide range of tools and options for advanced imaging and interventions, helping you to deliver better outcomes from early detection to treatment and follow-up. Dedicated transducers and an abundance of imaging and navigation tools help you enhance clinical confidence and accuracy during interventional procedures and their follow-up.

       

      • SMART FUSION
      Correlating different imaging modalities in real-time, Smart Fusion allows you to locate difficult lesions faster, to navigate complex anatomy securely, and to improve your confidence while carrying out invasive procedures. For a comprehensive pre- and post-interventional evaluation Smart Fusion allows you to work in any ultrasound imaging mode including color Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
       
      Smart Fusion reads 3D DICOM data sets from all major imaging modalities and shows the corresponding images contained in realtime adjacent to the live ultrasound display.
       

       
      • Smart Navigation

        To enhance precision and patient safety during ultrasound-guided treatment procedures, the position and direction of up to three biopsy needles can be tracked electronically with Aplio. Color-coded, virtual biopsy lines corresponding with the needle positions are displayed on the live image to facilitate navigation.

         
                                                                                                                                                                               
      • BEAM

      Toshiba’s Biopsy Enhancement Auto Mode (BEAM) provides a clearer visualization of biopsy needles in the live ultrasound image. BEAM enhances the visibility of a biopsy needle and works with all common needle sizes. The function provides three enhancement levels and selects the best scan angle fully automatically.

       


      • Center Marker

      Aplio’s Center Marker is a handy tool for matching the position of a given lesion or region of interest seen in the ultrasound image with the corresponding spot on the skin surface or vice versa. The Center Marker can help facilitate biopsies or procedures involving other imaging modalities.

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