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Philips Lumify Ultrasound Machine

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The Philips Lumify is the newest app-based ultrasound solution on your compatible smart device, such as Android based smart device, galaxy tab. The way to use the Philips Lumify is simple. A user downloads the Philips Lumify mobile app to the smart device, and connects the Philips Lumify probe connector to your compatible smart device. The Philips Lumify probe connector is more unique than any conventional ultrasound probe connector, micro USB type. So you don’t need to have a dedicated system to operate your handheld ultrasound.

The Philips Lumify supports three transducer types – Convex(C5-2), Linear(L12-4), and Phased Array(S4-1). The applications of the Philips Lumify are extended: cardiac, abdominal with lung, Ob/GYn, FAST exam, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, lung, and vascular scanning. With its mobility and flexibility, the Philips Lumify can bring wide mobile ultrasound capacity in your various clinical environments as a personalized point-of-care solution. The Philips Lumify mobile ultrasound enables you to quickly send and share images, notes, and diagnostic data via e-mail, DICOM to PACS, a shared network, or a local directory.

The Philips Lumify is a mobile app based ultrasound solution; nevertheless, it does not miss high image optimization technology such as SonoCT real-time compounding imaging, Tissue Harmonic Imaging, XRES, adaptive imaging processing, and AutoSCAN intelligent optimization, which are core Philips imaging technologies. Available imaging modes of the Philips Lumify include 2D mode, M-mode, and Color Doppler mode. Pulsed wave Doppler is not supported. With its intuitive interface of a smart device and UI design of the mobile app, the Philips Lumify reduces the learning curve of novice users.

Review

Philips Lumify Review:

Since the Siemens Acuson P10 was introduced a decade ago, many handheld ultrasound devices, for example, the GE Vscan, has been marketed and adapted to clinical environments especially to improve point-of-care applications. Recently, many Chinese manufacturers have been selling wireless mobile app based ultrasound solutions too. However, the image quality is not good enough to meet clinicians’ standards; furthermore, the user interface and connectivity to adapt to clinical requirements are not as elaborate.

Although portable devices are targeting point-of-care and quick diagnosis, expecting high image quality from a clinician’s point of view is not something compromised. Among those handheld ultrasound devices, the Philips Lumify is the most advanced in terms of its image quality, wide utility, technology expertise, and clinical connectivity. Overall 2D resolution and penetration is outstanding compared to any wired or wireless handheld devices. Linear 2D images for small parts and MSK are well described in its margin and tissue expression is up to 4~5 Cm. The Philips Lumify performs well in cardiac, especially showing dark chamber, endocardial margin, and thin valves. Color Doppler for slow and fast flow was sensitive and well optimized, except dedicated cardiac flow scanning, which is difficult to provide good quality images with mid to low end cart based ultrasound system.

The Philips Lumify integrated most advanced probe and miniaturization technologies, but its price point, about $10,000 with one transducer and mobile app package is a bit high. If a customer wants to have three transducers at the same time, its price point is almost the same as a mid-range cart based ultrasound system. Recently, a new company, Butterfly iQ, located in Guiford, CT, USA, totally innovated transducer technology and introduced Butterfly iQ; that one transducer covers the Philips Lumify’s three probes applications with less than $5,000. The Butterfly iQ is not yet active on the market, but soon it will be commercialized. The Butterfuly iQ seems to be a market changer due to its price point and performance level. If then, the Philips Lumify should change its marketing concept and lower their price.

Probes

Philips Lumify Probes/Transducers:

C5-2 curved array:

• Weight: 135g / 4.8 oz (without cable)

• 128 elements

• 2 to 5 MHz extended operating frequency range

• 67.5 degree field of view

• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging

• Lightweight replaceable USB cable

L12-4 linear array:

• Weight: 108g / 3.8 oz (without cable)

• 128 elements

• 4 to 12 MHz extended operating frequency range

• 34.5mm field of view

• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging

• Lightweight replaceable USB cable

S4-1 sector/phased array:

• Weight: 96g / 3.4 oz (without cable)

• 64 elements

• 1 to 4 MHz extended operating frequency range

• 90 degree field of view

• Supports 2D, color Doppler, and Tissue Harmonic Imaging

• Lightweight replaceable USB cable

Features

Tissue Harmonic Imaging :Yes

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam) :Yes

Speckle Reduction (=SRI) :Yes

Auto Image Opt(B mode):No

Auto Image Opt(Doppler):No

Write Zoom:No

Triplex Mode:No

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition:No

Auto NT Measurement (=Sono NT):No

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement:No

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement:No

Auto IMT:No

Auto IMT (Real Time):No

Automated B/M/D Measurement:No

Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction):No

Live Dual (B/BC) Mode:No

SmartExam or Scan Assistant:No

Fusion:No

Raw Data File:No

Flexible Report:Yes

Barcode Reader:Yes

Gel Warmer:No

Transducers

Convex (1~6Mhz):Yes

Convex (2~9Mhz):No

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz):No

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz):No

2D Arrary 3D Convex (1~6Mhz):No

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz):No

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type (3~10Mhz):No

Endocavity_Curved Type (5~8Mhz):No

3D Convex (2~6Mhz):No

3D Convex Light Weight (2~7Mhz):No

3D Endocavity (3~10Mhz):No

3D Micro Convex (3~9Mhz):No

3D Linear (4~18Mhz):No

Linear (>14Mhz):No

Linear (3~12Mhz):Yes

Linear (<9Mhz):No

Single Crystal Linear (>14Mhz):No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz):No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz):No

Linear 50mm:No

Linear 25mm:No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz):No

Hockey stick (>13Mhz):No

T or L shape Intra Operative:No

Phased Array_Adult (1~5Mhz):Yes

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult (1~5Mhz):No

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array (1~5Mhz):No

Phased Array_Pediatric (3~8hz):No

Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric (3~8hz):No

Phased Array_Neonate (4~12Mhz):No

ICE (Intracardiac Echo Cardiography):No

TEE_Adult (3-7Mhz):No

TEE_Pediatric (3~7Mhz):No

2D Array 3D TEE (2~7Mhz):No

Pencil CW (2Mhz):No

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz):No

Imaging Modes

2D, M mode:Yes

M-color Flow Mode:Yes

Anatomical M-mode:No

Trapezoidal Mode:No

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler:Yes(Color)

Bi-directional Power (=HD FLOW):No

SCW Doppler:No

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging:No

Freehand 3D:No

Live 3/4D OB/GYN:No

HD Live:No

STIC (Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation):No

Live 3D Echo:No

Stress Echo:No

Strain and Strain Rate (Cardiac):No

B Flow:No

Panoramic Imaging (=Logiq view):No

Contrast Imaging – Cardiac:No

Contrast Imaging – General Imaging:No

Strain-based Elastography:No

Shear Wave Elastography:No

Applications

Abdominal:Yes

Women’s Health Care (GYN & Breast):Yes

OB:Yes

Fetal Echo:No

Vascular:Yes

TCD(Transcranial):No

Small Parts (Breast, Thyroid, Testis…):Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology:Yes

Pediatrics:No

Urology (Renal, Prostate…):No

Echocardiography_Adult:Yes

Interventional Cardiology:No

Echocardiography_Pediatric:No

Echocardiography_Neonate:No

Stress Echocardiography:No

Transesophageal Echo_Adult:No

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric:No

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service:No

Surgury:No

Interventional Radiology:No

Contrast Imaging _ General Imaging (Low MI):No

Contrast Imaging _ Cardiac (High or Low MI):No

Bowel Imaging:No

Strain Elastography:No

Shear Wave Elastography:No

Brands

Philips

Condition

Refurbished

Type

Portable

System Overview

Year Launched:2015
Estimated Market Price ($):Economy
Monitor (inch):5.5″ to 18″
Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor:No
Monitor Resolution:2560*1600
Image Size Resolution:
Touch Screen (Inch):Yes
Trackball or Trackpad: Touch Screen
CP Back-Lighting:
Weight:N/A
Probe Ports:1
Battery:Yes (Standard)
Boot-Up Time:less than 10 sec
Sleep Mode (Quick Start):Yes
Maximum Depth of Field:30cm
Minimum Depth of Field:
Cart (HCU):Yes
Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels:N/A

Connectivity

DICOM 3.0:Yes
DICOM SR_Cardiac:No
DICOM SR_Vascular :No
DICOM SR_OB/GYN:No
JPEG, WMV, & AVI:Yes
USB:Yes
HDD/SDD:No
DVD/CD RW:No
Wireless LAN:Yes

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