The HS1 is rapidly gaining a reputation as a simple to use system of great capability. The innovative combination of simplified buttons with a touchscreen display offer easy intuitive use while retaining access to all the controls an imaging expert might need to optimise settings. In the USA, Konica Minolta's reputation for quality imaging is moving from strength to strength and it fully deserves to be recognised as a flagship for practitioners in the UK.
The HS1, with enhanced signal penetration, increased color flow sensitivity, and improved resolution, is capable of detailed tissue differentiation, detecting structures as small as several hundred microns. In conjunction with beam-steering technology, the HS1 incorporates an advanced algorithm that utilizes both the in-plane and out-of-plane methods to improve needle visibility, especially in steep angle approaches. The resulting clarity of the needle enables increased accuracy in needle placement, making the portable system an ideal solution for pain management guided injections.
Strain Elastography is a real-time qualitative and quantitative imaging software feature that calculates and displays the relative stiffness of tissue. The image is generated from strain generated by uniform pressure of the transducer on the tissue. Use elastography to visibly assess changes in tendon and ligament elasticity.Broad Frequency Linear Transducers
Unique nanofabrication technology, combines both material and machining expertise, to produce the SONIMAGE HS1 L18-4 linear transducer. This broad frequency linear probe offers both high sensitivity as well as greater penetration, to scan both deep and superficial joints and structures.
Konica Minolta releases the new HL18-4 hockey stick linear transducer for musculoskeletal (MSK) and pain management applications. The hockey stick probe reaches difficult to access areas easily with its small footprint and maneuverability. The clinician can evaluate joints in the fingers and ankle more readily with the probe’s angulation, improved control and greater contact with the anatomy. The high frequency probe provides excellent resolution in the near field for tissue differentiation and visualizes color flow with outstanding Doppler sensitivity.SNV™ (Simple Needle Visualization)SONIMAGE®
The SONIMAGE HS1 Simple Needle Visualization (SNV™) feature incorporates an advanced algorithm that utilizes both the in-plane and out-of-plane methods to improve needle visibility, especially in steep angle approaches. The resulting clarity of the needle, both tip and shaft, enables increased accuracy in needle placement, making the portable ultrasound system an ideal solution for pain management guided injections.Rheumatology Reporting PackageSONIMAGE®
The SONIMAGE HS1 Rheumatology report package is an efficient way to track and organize ultrasound images. Still images along with real time clips can be stored and assigned to each joint. The RA protocol is integrated and customizable. It can be operated from a foot switch allowing the user to move rapidly through the exam without taking their hands off of the probe.Remote Assist
From the office, receive remote consultation with Remote Assist. This virtual feature can trouble shoot the system, optimize an image, provide follow up applications support, and offer educational training. And the physician and staff never have to leave the facility.>