Amsterdam-based Royal Philips has introduced a new ultrasound solution for pediatric assessment, the latest addition to the company’s EPIQ Elite Ultrasound System.

The new ultrasound solution from Philips is designed specifically for pediatric clinical use, offering detailed images and the performance they need to make a definitive diagnosis for pediatric patients, reducing the need for additional diagnostic imaging steps, such as X-ray imaging. It combines dedicated transducers, enhanced processing, and software tools that are optimized for the pediatric diagnostic workflow to help improve the experience of both young patients and staff. Children are more radiosensitive than adults, and efforts should be made to minimize risk by reducing unnecessary exposure to radiation. So, a gentler form of medical imaging is recommended when there is a clear indication for use.

“The new pediatric assessment solution on the EPIQ Elite system has elevated our ultrasound practice at Phoenix Children’s,” says Luis Goncalves, MD, pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “In particular, the solution’s new transducer offers exceptional clinical performance and versatility across many pediatric applications. For example, the intracranial detail we see in the neonatal head is truly exceptional.”

“Diagnostic confidence is vital for any clinician, especially when diagnosing the most sensitive patients,” says Jeff Cohen, vice president and general manager for General Imaging Ultrasound at Philips. “Philips ultimate ultrasound solutions provide the right level of image detail and context that clinicians need to make a precise diagnosis.”

For more information, visit Royal Philips.