FDA Clears Philips’ Compact Ultrasound
Philips has received a 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its newest compact ultrasound system, the 5000 Compact Series.
The cart-based system features a range of diagnostic ultrasound options to fit the needs of clinical specialties including point of care, cardiology, general imaging and obstetrics and gynecology.
The portable system was developed to address the limitations typically associated with portable ultrasound systems, including decreased performance, lack of advanced features and lower-grade image quality, Philips said.
The 5000 Compact Series shares the same user interfaces and workflows as the company’s EPIQ and Affiniti ultrasound systems.