DGAP-News: Analogic Introduces Pioneering Vector Flow Imaging Assist for BK Ultrasound Systems at RSNA 2013

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Analogic Introduces Pioneering Vector Flow Imaging Assist for BK
Ultrasound Systems at RSNA 2013

27.11.2013 / 23:00


Unique Technology Leads to Potentially Quicker Patient Assessment

PEABODY, Mass., 2013-11-27 23:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world's medical imaging and
aviation security technology, today introduced the proprietary Vector Flow
Imaging (VFI) Assist mode, a pioneering technique for measuring blood flow
utilizing the BK Flex Focus(tm) 800 and 500 ultrasound systems, and the
UltraView 800 ultrasound system. Analogic is introducing the innovative method
and showcasing its full suite of ultrasound platforms at the 99th Scientific
Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA),
December 1-6, 2013. 

VFI Assist(tm) is an innovative technology that, together with VFI technology,
allows angle independent visualization of blood flow and automatic sample gate
placement for spectral Doppler assessment. As a result, a potentially quicker
patient assessment is realized. VFI Assist also enables volume flow measurement
while imaging the vasculature as well, which could potentially help in dialysis
graft patency assessment. Analogic's VFI Assist is part of the groundbreaking
Quantum(tm) Plus Technology*, offering image quality advancements that make it
easier and quicker for clinicians to obtain the highest quality images. 

'Both VFI and our new VFI Assist are exclusive to Analogic, and exemplify our
ongoing dedication to research and collaboration to develop leading-edge
ultrasound solutions,' said Jim Green, president and CEO of Analogic. 'VFI and
VFI Assist provide extremely high-quality visualization of complex blood flow,
potentially allowing for a faster assessment and diagnosis. We believe these
technologies are valuable clinical tools that will enable clinicians to see
micro-hemodynamics in peripheral vessels, which until now, was not achievable
with conventional Color Doppler.' 

Analogic developed VFI in close collaboration with Joergen Arendt Jensen,
professor of biomedical signal processing at the Department of Electrical
Engineering (DTU Elektro), Technical University of Denmark, and the Center for
Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU), in Denmark. BK ultrasound systems were used to
measure the motion of blood flow in all directions throughout a patient's body
to help clinicians better understand complex hemodynamics. 

Analogic's family of Flex Focus procedure-driven ultrasound systems offer an
extensive product portfolio including the Flex Focus 400, Flex Focus 500, Flex
Focus 800 and Pro Focus UltraView 800. All systems support a broad range of
innovative transducers to address the challenges of demanding interventional
procedures. The broad transducer portfolio makes the Flex Focus family systems
some of the most versatile in ultrasound imaging. The company's VFI technology
and its new VFI Assist on the Flex Focus 500 and 800, and the UltraView 800
ultrasound systems is optimal for any vascular application where hemodynamic
and volume flow information are needed. 

To learn more about Analogic's unique VFI and VFI Assist technologies, and to
see the company's complete ultrasound offering, please visit Analogic during
RSNA 2013 in booth #6134 at McCormick Place, Chicago. 

About Analogic

Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology
solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are recognized
around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that enable
computed tomography, ultrasound, digital mammography and magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for aviation security. Our
CT, MRI, digital mammography and ultrasound transducer products are sold to
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), providing state-of-the-art capability
and enabling them to enter new markets and expand their existing market
presence. Our market-leading BK Medical and Ultrasonix branded ultrasound
systems, used in procedure-driven markets such as urology, surgery and
point-of-care, are sold to clinical end users through our direct sales force.
For over 40 years we've enabled customers to thrive, improving the health and
enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is headquartered just
north of Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.analogic.com. 

Analogic is a registered trademark of Analogic Corporation. The globe logo is a
trademark of Analogic Corporation. 

* Quantum Plus Technology for Ultrasonix systems will be available for sale in
Q2 2014. 

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Company:     Analogic Corporation  
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