The Philips CX50 launched in 2009 as the first Philips portable ultrasound and the most advanced portable ultrasound machine in the world. It continues to this day as the only truly premium portable ultrasound with support for both PureWave single crystal and xMatrix transducers, something no other portable ultrasound machine has as of 2016.
The CX50 is a shared service ultrasound machine equally capable in radiology and OB/GYN as in cardiovascular applications. The only thing it will not do is 4D for OB/GYN applications. The Philips CX50 can offer 4D for Cardiac applications via the X7-2t xMatrix probe. Other applications that this system is capable of includes OB-GYN, intraoperative and musculoskeletal, small parts, stress echo and transcranial. This versatility is an integral aspect of the machine, and one that makes it extremely popular amongst all diagnosticians.
The compact size of the CX50 means it fits well in surgical, emergency and point of care situations where room is tight and mobility important. All versions of the CX50 except the initial A.0 revision are very stable and reliable. The CX50 is not limited to application in emergency or portable settings exclusively though. Compatible with an ultrasound cart / stand, the compact unit can be turned into a stationary and stable ultrasound unit, utilized in hospitals, private offices and practices, and other stationary settings.
The most advanced features of the Philips CX50 are focused mainly on cardiac imaging. These technologies include cutting edge technology such as:
- Strain Quantification
- MicroVascular Imaging
- 3D quantification
- Cardiac motion quantification with speckle tracking technology
- Smart Exam automated protocols
- Live3D (4D) TEE
- Mitral Valve Quantification
- ICE Intracardiac Echo
For any other questions or concerns regarding the features, intricacies and details of the CX50 or any other ultrasound machine, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philips CX50 Ultrasound Features and Specifications
- 15″ LCD monitor
- Pulse Inversion processing
- Advanced XRES
- Expanded field of view
- Active native data
- Live compare
- Smart exam
- Stress Echo
Compatible Probes / Transducers
- Philips C6-2 Convex Array Probe
- Philips C9-4V Endocavitary Probe
- Philips L12-4 Linear Array Probe
- Philips S4-2 Sector Array Probe
- Philips X7-2t TEE Probe
Great question! PureWave Crystal Probes are advanced and cutting edge ultrasound transducers that produce better quality, sharper, and intricate images.
SonoCT is Philips' name for Compound Imaging. Compound Imaging is essentially taking rapid fire ultrasound shots from various angles and combining them into one high quality image. To find out more about compound imaging check out our blog page https://ameultrasounds.com/ultrasound-made-easy-part-iv-compound-imaging/
Philips C6-2 Convex Array Probe, Philips C9-4V Endocavitary Probe, Philips L12-4 Linear Array Probe, Philips S4-2 Sector Array Probe, Philips X7-2t TEE Probe are all probes that are compatible with the CX50 portable ultrasound machine
There aren't many portable Philips ultrasound machines available other than the InnoSight, CX30 and CX50. Of all these systems, the CX50 is the most expensive, but far exceeds the other two in image enhancing technology, versatility in ultrasound application images, and reliability.