JW Medical to launch Hitachi's ultrasound scanner device

Lee Han-soo  Published 2019.05.29  17:06  Updated 2019.05.29 17:06


JW Medical, a subsidiary of JW Holdings, said Tuesday that it has begun to market ARIETTA 65, an ultrasonic imaging device made by Hitachi Medical Systems, a Japanese company specializing medical systems and equipment.

Hitachi Medical Systems' ARIETTA 65

The device is an upgraded version of Hitachi's Aloka Arietta 850, which the company launched in February of last year.

Some key characteristic of the device includes its "battery mode," which allows the device to function without using outlet power. During a battery mode, the equipment can scan up to 60 minutes, which is the longest time for any commercially available ultrasound imaging devices to operate without a power source.

The machine also removes unnecessary parts, such as noise generated by superficial area examination, and provides clear and stable images in various fields, including liver diagnosis, blood vessel examination, and obstetrics and gynecology.

ARIETTA 65 also employed the world's first strain elastography function, which allows automatic frame selection and calculates the elasticity of the lesion compared to the adipose tissue, thereby reducing the test time by 65 percent compared to conventional products.

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 through diverse marketing activities in Korea."

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