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Philips has received FDA clearance for its S4-1 cardiac transducer for the Lumify smart-device based ultrasound system. The S4-1 is the third transducer available for the Lumify system and the first to offer cardiac imaging capabilities, in addition to abdominal imaging including lung, OB/GYN, and FAST exam pre-sets. It connects to standard smartphones and tablets and uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with PACS and other network resources.
Launched a year ago, the Lumify package consists of an app and two transducers for use with an Android smartphone, as well as access to an online portal and Philips support. The app connects to the cloud, where clinicians may access data and images through Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform. In addition to cardiac and abdominal scanning, Lumify also offers OB/GYN and focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examinations.
“Our vision for smart-device ultrasounds is focused on putting high-quality devices in the hands of more professionals to serve more patients in more locations,” Randy Hamlin, VP and Point-of-Care Business Leader for Philips Ultrasound, said in a statement. “With the S4-1 transducer and clinical pre-sets, Lumify is further extending the reach of ultrasound by delivering exceptional image quality, now for routine cardiac exams, and creating better connections between clinicians and their patients.”
In addition to introducing a new transducer, Philips is also expanding purchasing options for the system. Previously, the Lumify system was only available through a subscription pricing model, but now Philips is also making it available as a one-time purchase transaction. As before, the system is only compatible with Android devices, and this is not likely to change soon as Philips indicates that Apple iOS devices do not provide enough power from the Lightning port to operate Lumify. The Lumify system will be showcased at the upcoming RSNA at the end of November.
Previously, the device was available to hospitals for a monthly subscription fee of $199. With the announcement of the new transducer, Philips also said it would introduce an alternate, one-time-purchase transaction. The price point for the new option was not disclosed.
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More on the ultrasound market in the U.S. can be found in the report published by iData entitled U.S. Market for Ultrasound Imaging Equipment. This report also covers the U.S. market segments for cardiology ultrasound equipment, radiology ultrasound equipment, obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound equipment, breast ultrasound equipment, urology ultrasound equipment, surgery ultrasound equipment, and ophthalmic ultrasound equipment. This iData report includes ultrasound procedures by field, by specialty, and by State, using both government and private payer scheme data.
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