The multipurpose handheld Clarius C3 wireless ultrasound scanner from Clarius Mobile Health operates as a standard convex array probe to image the abdomen and lungs, and a virtual phased array probe for cardiac imaging.
The scanner, which works with a mobile app that is compatible with most iOS and Android smart devices available today, is designed to view all parts of the patient’s torso, including the heart, according to company executives.. There’s no need to change transducers in the middle of an exam or to compromise image performance for access. The convex array provides high resolution for abdominal and lung images. The cardiac option activates the virtual phased array mode to enable cardiac imaging at high frame rates through the ribs.
“We’ve spoken to many physicians who want one multipurpose ultrasound device to carry with them to quickly scan their patients,” Laurent Pelissier, chairman and CEO of Clarius Mobile Health, said in a press statement. As a portable unit with no cords, the device can be brought to the bedside and to go from one patient to the next, one internal medicine physician in Vancouver, BC, added.
According to Pelissier, the Clarius scanners are designed and manufactured from the ground up to offer the flexibility of convex and sector imaging on the same device. Pending regulatory clearance from the FDA, CE and Health Canada, Clarius hopes to offer several handheld ultrasound scanners for the price of a single traditional compact system. The company received ISO certification in May.
Clarius is showcasing multiple imaging modes on the Clarius C3 scanner at the Social Media and Critical Care Conference in Dublin, Ireland this week. In addition, the company plans to offer the Clarius L7 linear scanner, executives reported.