The Aloka SSD 1700 features a color-flow ultrasound scanner with an option available to support digital management of ultrasound images.
Aloka SSD 1700
The Aloka SSD 1700 features a color-flow ultrasound scanner with an option available to support digital management of ultrasound images. The new scanner employs a similar imaging architecture to Aloka’s existing SSD-2000 scanner, but users can add a data management subsystem (DMS) for functions such as image processing and archiving, according to William Jennings, vice president of sales and marketing for the Wallingford, CT, company. SSD-1700 will be shown as a work-in-progress.
The DMS module is like an onboard workstation that lets sonographers archive up to 1000 gray-scale ultrasound images or 400 color images on a single magneto-optical disk. Clinicians can also store cine loop images, conduct online and off-line measurements, and load data into a PC, Jennings said. DMS images are digitized from the scanner’s scan converter into the DICOM 3.0 format, making it easier to integrate SSD-1700 with a DICOM network.
In addition to SSD-1700, Aloka will display images produced with a new work-in-progress 3-D technique called Volume Mode. Volume Mode creates 3-D surface renderings without the use of a separate workstation, and Aloka will emphasize ob/gyn images reconstructed with the technology.