Quantel Medical announces the availability of a new generation 10 MHz ultrasound B probe capable of never before available imaging of ocular anatomy, the vitreous, ocular wall, and vitreoretinal structures and features.
Several engineering advancements, including reduced signalCtoCnoise ratio, a large dynamic range, and high sensitivity, combine to offer unparalleled visualization and characterization capabilities for low reflective structures, such as inflammatory cells, blood cells, floaters, and membranes. Because it can produce superior image quality, the 10 MHz probe can facilitate the identification of critical ocular structures, including the posterior hyaloid, and aid in the differential diagnosis of anatomic changes at the vitreoretinal interface, such as tractional detachments and tears.
“Ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive diagnostic tool for the evaluation of a variety of ophthalmic disorders,” said Peter Good, MD, of the Birmingham and Midland Eye Center, United Kingdom. “The new B probe from Quantel Medical offers unparalleled image quality, excellent dynamic information, and new potential for tissue characterization and visualization. One small example of this is that the clinician will be better able to visualize blood flow to uveal tumors, thus adding to the ability to correctly diagnose this potentially serious ocular disorder.”
The 10 MHz probe is fully compatible with Quantel Medical’s Aviso and Aviso S platforms, Quantel Medical’s market leading ultrasound platforms that have been heralded for being multifunctional and versatile for use in various ophthalmic settings. Aviso and Aviso S are compatible with a full line of anterior and posterior segment probes to offer a full range of diagnostic capabilities. These platforms are powerful and adaptable diagnostic tools, offering full AC and BCscan capabilities for applications as diverse as ocular biometry to globe, orbit, retina, and anterior segment diagnostics.