CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound solutions, today announced performance and workflow enhancements for its z.one ultrasound platform, here at the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting, June 16 - 18, 2011. Considered the premier meeting on vascular health, the meeting is presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Designed to continually improve image quality and system performance, ZONARE's latest 4.7 software release includes new advanced software applications optimized for vascular imaging. Featuring B-steer enhancements of linear array transducers and new venous calculations, the release expands the clinical utility of the z.one system and offers improved vascular imaging performance and workflow.
The new C10-3 curved-array transducer offers Continuous Wave Doppler (CW) imaging designed for evaluating high velocity blood flow of cardiovascular anomalies. Abdominal high velocity CW Doppler is also available using the C4-1 and P4-1c transducers, ideal for assessing renal pathology. The release also features enhanced menu navigation and calculations, including added venous AP/Trans diameters and valve closure times, for faster patient throughput and more accurate diagnoses.
Vascular disease is among the leading causes of death in the U.S., yet is generally asymptomatic until a catastrophic event occurs. Ultrasound, a critical tool for the efficient diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, has been proven to be accurate in detecting vascular disease prior to active warning signs and before a major medical incident such as stoke or sudden death from aneurysm rupture.
"The ability to use the z.one system as a full-featured cart-based system for routine ultrasound exams and during our non-invasive vein treatments without sacrificing image quality was a key reason we selected initially the ZONARE system in 2005. Since then, we have installed z.one systems in all 13 of our clinics due to the high imaging quality and user friendliness," said Claudia Benge, RVS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU, of Decatur Vein Clinic, Indianapolis, Indiana.
"We believe our customers should have the ability to influence the direction and priorities of our software and transducer advancements," said Jay D. Miller, president and CEO, ZONARE Medical Systems. "The enhanced vascular imaging capabilities in our latest 4.7 software release are the result of working closely with our customers to gather input and build it into the product roadmap to quickly deliver clinical performance and workflow enhancements."
About the z.one Ultrasound Platform
ZONARE's z.one ultrasound system delivers high-end image quality powered by its proprietary Zone Sonography™ Technology (ZST). The system's innovative, software-based design and architecture allows continuous performance enhancements and upgrades via software and delivers the highest level of system uptime and customer productivity. The z.one Ultrasound platform delivers premium performance and provides mobility and workflow advantages across a wide range of clinical settings.
About ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif, is committed to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, software-based, next generation technology, and putting customers and employees first. ZONARE is an established high-growth company dedicated to improving patient care and lowering healthcare costs by overcoming the historical tradeoffs of ultrasound performance. This is achieved via our patented design and architecture of the z.one Ultrasound™ system that delivers high-end image quality and clinical versatility at unparalleled value. For more information, visit: www.zonare.com.
ZONARE, z.one, and Zone Sonography is a trademark of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
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