Philips Brings Hemodynamics Software to Lumify Portable Ultrasound
Medical technology leader, Philips, recently augmented its ultrasound offerings with advanced hemodynamic assessment and measurement capabilities on Lumify, its portable point-of-care ultrasound system. The advent of Pulse Wave Doppler ultrasound does much to expand Lumify’s usefulness; clinicians will be able to quantify blood flow in a variety of diagnostic applications, such as vascular, cardiology, abdominal, urology, obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrical measures to assist in the early assessment of gestational age and diagnosis of high-risk pregnancy will also enhance Lumify’s feature set.
Pulse Wave Doppler gives clinicians the tools to extract as much information and context as possible in the process of assessing hemodynamic patterns to discern between arterial and venous blood flow as well as to assess hemodynamic function. Diagnostic confidence and decision-making time in all types of care settings are greatly improved with the resulting hemodynamic measurements. The benefits of the technology, which includes 2D and color imaging in addition to access to tele-ultrasound capabilities (Lumify with Collaboration Live powered by Reacts), could be particularly game-changing in cardiology and medical scenarios. emergency.
Matthijs Groot Wassink, General Manager of Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Philips, said, “By applying Philips’ expertise in cardiovascular care, imaging and patient monitoring to the Philips portable ultrasound system – Lumify – we are committed to providing a dedicated and innovative point of care portfolio, enabling clinicians to rapidly assess hemodynamics – including cardiovascular function, organ perfusion and fetal assessment – in a daily routine, identify anomalies and intervene quickly. “Lumify has found popularity in community-based maternal and child care programs, improving outcomes for underserved communities around the world. The Philips Foundation has set up a program in Kenya to teach midwives how to perform prenatal screenings pregnancy ultrasound in village clinics with telehealth support from remote radiologists.