Ultrasound Probe Technology – PureWave and XDClear

There is a vast number of ultrasound probes on the market.

However, you not only need to choose the right type of transducer but also make sure that it is compatible with the ultrasound system you need it for.

Furthermore, new technologies have arrived and each brand has its own.

In this blog post, we will explain the PureWave technology from Philips and the XDClear ultrasound probe technology from GE, which are very similar.

Ultrasound transducers are a key part of the signal transmission chain for image reconstruction.

In fact, they are the fundamental determinant of image quality.

However, the medical imaging field has been using the same piezoelectric material for more than 40 years.

Therefore, there have not been any dramatic improvements in image quality – until the new type of crystal material and ultrasound probe technology appeared some years ago.

Despite several innovative designs in signal procession and beamformer architecture over the years.

PureWave Ultrasound Probe Technology

The first technology we will talk about is the PureWave ultrasound probe technology.

Philips has developed this technology because they wanted a solution to provide imaging of more technically difficult patients.

PureWave transducers use piezo crystals that are purer, more uniform, have lower losses, and can transfer energy precisely and efficiently. With these transducers, you get a piece of equipment that provides unique beam reconstruction which helps strengthen the doctors ability to see tissue at a deeper level – without a lot of noise – even on larger patients.

By using the PureWave transducer technology with the precisely engineered transducer design, it is possible to greatly increase frequency coverage.

XDClear Ultrasound Probe Technology

Another great feature available for ultrasounds is the XDClear technology.

Let us go over what makes this feature so beneficial.

GE developed the XDClear ultrasound probe technology by precise engineering and combining the single crystal, acoustic amplifier, and cool stack together.

This means that you will experience a more powerful, pure, and efficient sound wave with a wider bandwidth than with the traditional GE transducer technology.

Each mentioned feature has its own important purpose:

The single crystal is the foundation of a superb image quality that incorporates an enhanced piezoelectric material to generate a high-quality acoustic signal.

The acoustic amplifier as the acoustic insulation will result in widened power efficiency bandwidth with reduced noise and less heat dissipation.

Since energy that used to be wasted due to the backing structure is now reflected and re-used. The cool stack architecture will relieve the heat generation which could reduce the sensitivity and penetration.

Finally, the XDClear transducer technology increases the bandwidth to make each transducer cover a broader frequency range. This realizes the deep penetration, high resolution, and enhanced harmonic imaging.

GE XDClear transducers C1-6D, C2-9D, M5Sc-D, and C3-10D are applicable on the GE XDClear family models. These include the Logiq E9 XDClear, the Vivid E9 XDClear, the Logiq S8 XDClear, and the Logiq S7 XDClear.

Would you like to learn more about the technologies, the transducers, or the ultrasounds?

Then get in touch with us at sales@lbnmedical.com or at +45 96 886 500, we will be happy to have a chat with you.

What is next?

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