The Philips Sparq is a compact ultrasound designed for emergency medicine and point-of-care ultrasound imaging. A system that is quick to boot-up, easy to transport and simple to use, the Sparq is the culmination of ultrasound technology from the last few decades.
The Sparq is Philips first major step away from the traditional user-interface, going with a complete touch-panel with no knobs or buttons. Despite these uncommon features, it is a full shared service ultrasound, including a PureWave TEE transesophageal probe, a linear array probe (small parts / vascular / MSK), a curved array (abdominal) probe, a phased array (cardiac / pediatric and neonatal abdominal / transcranial) transducer and an endocavitary (women's health) transducer.
The used Philips Sparq is designed for ease-of-use, excellent image quality, and efficiency in the exam room. The Sparq incorporates Philips top imaging technologies, including SonoCT compound imaging, XRES, and a 17″ High Resolution LCD monitor. These technologies, used to enhance images, make the system easier to use and to help a doctor best diagnose patients are all components that make the Sparq so adored.
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Philips Sparq Ultrasound Features and Specificities
- PW/CW/Color/HPRF/Power Doppler
- SonoCT Compound imaging
- XRES eXtreme RESolution
- Simplified interface
- Procedure automation
- AutoSCAN image optimization and automation
- Simplicity Mode
- 17" articulating LCD monitor
- Height-adjustable interface
- Needle Visualization needle enhancement
- Duplex and Triplex imaging
- Tissue Doppler imaging
- Trapezoidal Imaging
- Live Compare
- SmartExam system-guided protocols
- CineLoop review
Compatible Ultrasound Transducers / Probes:
- Philips C6-2 Curved Array Probe
- Philips C9-4V Endocavitary Probe
- Philips L12-4 Linear Array Probe
- Philips S4-2 Sector Array Probe
- Philips X7-2T Live TEE Probe
Great question! The Philips Sparq is compatible with one probe per application.
- C6-2 Curved Array abdominal probe
- C9-4V Endocavitary women's health OB-GYN probe
- L12-4 Linear Array vascular and small parts probe
- S4-2 Sector Array cardiac probe
- X7-2T Live TEE transesophageal probe
XRES is Philips' name for Speckle Reduction Imaging. In an average ultrasound test, there are speckles, or disturbances that result from the echo that is projected from the ultrasound probe. These speckles negatively impact the ultrasound image quality, and can damage or impair a diagnostician’s ability to decipher an ultrasound image.
By changing the frequency of the sound into different beams (as opposed to one stronger blast), lowers the speckle that echoes back to the image, for the larger the beam, the more speckle. Another method includes lowering the beam’s power entirely – sacrificing slight image resolution but also preventing more speckle damage from perverting the image.