JW Medical, a subsidiary of JW Pharmaceutical, said Tuesday that it has released Aloka Arietta 850, an ultrasonic imaging device made by Hitachi Medical Systems, a Japanese company specializing medical systems and equipment.
Aloka Arietta 850 is a device that combines capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducer (CMUT), which Hitachi developed for the first time in the world, and OLED monitor. The machine provides a quick and accurate diagnosis in a variety of fields such as the radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and surgery.
Compared with the conventional crystal-type CMUT, the device is made entirely of semiconductor material. Such aspects make it possible for medical professionals to use various broadband frequencies as a single transducer to inspect multiple body parts while reducing the hassle of changing the probe during the inspection.
Also, the product employs “Combi-Elasto” features, an original technology developed by Hitachi, which makes it possible to quickly identify the malignancy of a tumor by carefully examining the hardness of cancer suspected areas through ultrasound signals, while displaying solid and soft normal cancer tumors in different colors.
JW Medical plans to make the equipment a primary model for premium ultrasound diagnostic devices by marketing the product to large hospitals.
“This new product is the top-of-the-line premium model that encompasses the peak of Hitachi's advanced diagnostic technology,” a JW Medical official said. “The company plans to position the product as a market leader in diverse marketing activities in Korea.”