Ellex unveils new generation of diagnostic ultrasound system

November 4, 2009

Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd. unveiled the latest version of its diagnostic ultrasound system (Eye Cubed) at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

San Francisco-Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd. unveiled the latest version of its diagnostic ultrasound system (Eye Cubed) at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The new generation of the device includes a software interface that is designed to be intuitive and coordinate with Windows-based operation, expanded measurement options via uniquely shaped calipers,and improved export and import functions, according to the company. Also, new, customized A-Scan and B-Scan modes were designed with retinal subspecialists and anterior segment surgeons in mind, and the device includes an A-scan feature for cataract surgeons that eliminates corneal compression and transmits ultrasound waves through dense cataracts.

The next-generation system also includes a 24-inch wide-screen monitor to provide a larger viewing area, better color transmission, and ultra-high resolution. Images are stored on a 1-terabyte, built-in hard drive that includes a DVD burner. Data stored on the hard drive can be cross-referenced with patient details to assist with practice management.

According to the company, the diagnostic ultrasound system is among its fastest-selling products, with thousands of systems installed worldwide and demand at times outpacing supply.

“In an era of high-tech optical coherence tomography scanning and digital imaging, ultrasound is the only means to obtain a crucial view of the posterior segment when there is a dense cataract or vitreous hemorrhage in the eye,” said Gus Kohn, director of clinical applications, Ellex.