BOSTON Quantel Medical presented its Aviso modular ultrasound platform at a press conference held here at Academy 2011 Boston.
The PC-based platform combines high image quality with exceptional modularity and allows for the switch from a simple 10 MHz B-scan to a complete package that includes 20 MHz high-frequency probes, 25 and 50 MHz UBM linear probes as well as biometry with implant calculation, according to Quantel. The device can be connected to any PC using a USB-2 port.
Quantel's Lenny Feygin told press conference attendees that the patient can be seated through the entire procedure. "Also, with reimbursement for OCT dramatically cut, the UBM pays an average $100 per eye, and there are more than 50 different ICD-9 codes that can be used," he said. "This is one of the most underused codes in eye care."
Weighing 3.3 pounds, the machine is now inexpensive and easier to use, he added.