Samsung Medison HS60
The Samsung HS60 is a high-end multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system designed to cover a wide range of applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK(conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Samsung HS60 integrates a 128-channel S-Vision Imaging Engine from the HS70A which provides support for a number of high-performance hardware such as a 21.5” LED monitor, a fully customizable 10.1” LED touchscreen, 4 active probe ports, 4 premium single crystal transducers (CA1-7ADm, CA2-9AD, PA1-5A, CV1-8AD), and 5 advanced linear array transducers (LA3-14AD, LA3-16A, LA2-9A, LA4-18BD, LA3-16AI). These transducers effectively cover all requirements from General Imaging applications.
Realistic Vue is Samsung’s leading 3D/4D technology on the market and is an outstanding fetal-maternal bonding tool similar to GE’s HDlive. The HS60 also supports the unique and automated 5D NT and 5D Follicle features along with XI STIC and 3D XI. These technologies will help enhance the physician’s diagnostic confidence during pre-gestation and pregnancy stages.
On the other hand, the cardiovascular options of the Samsung HS60 are limited since those weren’t the target market. However, its strong transducer lineup and General Imaging features such as Elastoscan, E-Strain, Panoramic, Needle Mate , and CEUS allow for more in-depth studies.
Samsung HS60 Dimensions and Weight:
• Height: 1,335 ~ 1,710 mm
• Width: 530 mm
• Depth: 750 mm
• Weight with monitor: 79.84 kg ( 176lb.)
Samsung HS60 Specifications:
• Digital beamformer
• Displayed imaging depth: 0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)
• Minimum depth of field: 0 – 2 cm (probe dependent)
• Maximum depth of field: 0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)
• Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture
• Adjustable dynamic range from 30 to 256 dB
Samsung HS60 Electrical power:
• Voltage: 100 – 240 VAC
• Frequency: 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption
– 800 VA with Peripherals
Samsung HS60 Review:
The Samsung HS60 and HS50 are born twins in 2017. The Samsung HS60 has a few more features and transducers, but they both essentially look the same, and have the same imaging and ergonomic tools. In addition, many similarities have been identified with the Samsung HS70A, whose technologies and clinical concepts have been borrowed from the WS80A and the RS80A.
The Samsung HS60 is categorized as a high-end entry-level ultrasound system and is similar to the GE Logiq S7, and the GE Voluson S6. Its General Imaging and 3D/4D options for Obstetrics and Gynecology are better than those of the GE Logiq S7 and similar those of the GE Voluson S6.
Samsung systems are known for being great ergonomic systems that integrate “easy-to-use” automated features, as one would expect from the #1 commercial electronics giant. With its recently upgraded “S-Vision system architecture”, the Samsung HS60 becomes quieter, sleeker, and lighter. Its image quality is also greatly improved due to its single crystal transducers and its S-Harmonic, ClearVision and MultiVision imaging technologies.
Touch customization combined with Samsung’s user interface options greatly increase work efficiency and reduce the unnecessary workload from repeated operations and actions. These interface options include Quick Preset, EZ-Exam , EZ Compare, Measure Navigation, and Quick Scan.
The Samsung HS series are rich in features for both General Imaging and OB/GYN applications. E-Strain on the Samsung HS60 is one of those unique options that enhances the accuracy and efficiency of elastography. Unfortunately, CEUS is not yet clinically acceptable, and more clinical evaluations and validations seem to be required for its approval.
With outstanding premium linear transducers, Elastoscan, E-Strain, and Needle Mate , the clinical coverage of interventional radiology is expanded, and the accuracy and efficiency of biopsy procedures are reinforced. If medical professionals need a system for OB/GYN with especially strong 3D/4D features, then the Samsung HS60 and HS50 are two of the best options in the mid to high-end entry level range of ultrasound systems, competing with the GE Voluson S6 and the GE Voluson P8.
Samsung HS60 Features:
• 21.5″ LCD monitor
• 10.1” LCD Touch Screen
• Hybrid Full Digital Beam-forming
• Active 4 Probe Ports
• Height/Rotate adjustable control panel
• Height/Tilt/Rotate adjustable monitor Alpha-Numeric Keyboard
• On-board storage for peripherals
• 6 probe holders
• 4 Swivel/lock wheels
• Front and rear handles
• Built-in Printer storage
• Integrated high-fidelity stereo speakers
• Integrated SSD 512GB
• Integrated DVD Multi Recordable Driver
• S-Harmonic Mode
• S-Vue Technology(CA1-7AD, CA2-9AD, PA1-5A, CV1-8AD)
• Trapezoidal Imaging
• Quick Scan™ (Automatic Optimization)
• Raw Data Analysis
• Post-image optimization
• Patient Information Database
• System internal dynamic range: 256
• User-programmable key: 6 kyes
• Support for external USB 2.0 HDD drive
• Auto Calc (Real-Time Automatic Doppler Calculation)
• Doppler Auto Trace
• User Configurable Measurement Menu
• Customizable Measurement Menu
• Customizable Body Maker
• On-board electronic documentation
Samsung HS60 Peripheral Options
• Digital BW Video Printer: Sony UP-D897, Sony UP-D898MD, Sony UP-X898MD, Mitsubishi P95DE, Mitsubishi P95DW
• Digital Color Video Printer: Sony UP-D25MD, Mitsubishi CP30DW
• USB Line Printer: Samsung CLP-620NDK, ML-2950
• USB Footswitch
• USB Digital ECG Kits (AHA/IEC)
• USB HDD
• USB Flash Memory Media
• USB Printer
• DVD Recorder
Samsung HS60 Supplies:
Aquasonic ultrasound gel
Sono ultrasound wipes
Console Protective Cover
Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
Mitsubishi KP95HG thermal roll paper (new)
Mitsubishi KP65HM-CE High-density thermal paper
External USB printer connection
Samsung HS60 ports:
• Audio out L/R
• D-SUB output
• S-Video output
• HDMI output
• USB 2.0 (6 ports)
• Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T
• Foot Switch: USB 2.0 (IPX 8)
• DVD Recorder: Sony DVO-1000MD
– S-video, NTSC/PAL
– Recording only
Samsung HS60 image storage and documentation:
• SonoView II (Image Filing Package)
• Export Media: CD/DVD R/-R/RW, USB Flash, External USB HDD
• Export Format: JPEG,BMP,TIFF,DICOM
• Maximum 45,000 Frames for Cine memory for 60 sec
• Maximum 14,000 Lines for Loop memory
• Number of Image Storage (built-in SSD): max. 350,000 images (RAW format)
• Print Function
• Patient list and data search
• Report save available
• Post image processing available
• Caliper measurement available
• DICOM 3.0
• DICOM Media
• DICOM Performed Procedure Step (PPS)
• DICOM Print
• DICOM Storage
• DICOM Storage Commitment (SC)
• DICOM Structured Reporting (SR)
• DICOM Verification
• DICOM Worklist
• Gray Scale Converting
• Multi Frame
• Single Frame
• 3D Volume Frame
• Transfer Mode
– Send after acquisition
– Send on end exam
– Send manually
Samsung HS60 Applications:
• Small Parts
Samsung HS60 FAQs:
The noise reduction filter improves edge enhancement and creates sharper 2D images in order to deliver optimal diagnostic performance. The integration of a technologically advanced Samsung product brings about a notable improvement in the quality of images. In addition, ClearVision provides application – specified optimization and advanced temporal resolution in live scan mode.
The ordinary harmonic technology is able to provide greater image clarity from near to midfield, while also reducing signal noise. Combined with S-Vue transducers and S-Vision imaging engine, the S-Harmonic overcomes the technology limitation of the ordinary Harmonic technology and improves the quality of the image from near to far-field.
This is a diagnostic ultrasound technique that is able to display elasticity by converting the stiffness into color images while detecting the presence of solid masses in tissues.
Auto IMT is a screening tool that is able to analyze a patient’s potential risk of cardiovascular disease. It allows easy measurements for intima-media thickness of both the anterior and posterior wall of the common carotid by one click. This simple procedure enhances exam productivity and adds diagnostic value.
E-Strain is designed to provide quick and easy calculations of the strain ratio between two regions of interest for day-to-day practice. By setting the two targets, you can receive accurate, consistent results and make informed decisions in many types of diagnostic procedures such as breast, prostate, or gynecological examinations.
S-Vue transducers (CA1-7AD, CA2-9AD, PA1-5A, CV1-8AD)
Retaining an innovative single crystal design, S-Vue™ transducers provide more efficient piezoelectric properties. This results in wider bandwidths that enable better penetration and higher quality resolution on even challenging patients.
With one touch, the Quick Preset shows the four most commonly used transducers with each combined preset. The Quick Preset provides maximum efficiency by changing the transducer and preset, and by reducing unnecessarily repeated keystrokes.
The EZ-Compare™ allows corresponding views in a side-by-side display for patients who have previously taken exams. Moreover, EZ-Compare™ automatically matches the image settings, annotations, and body markers from the prior study.
The EZ-Exam ™ enables users to build or to use predefined protocols. It transforms the ultrasound investigation into a streamlined process. The EZ-Exam ™ ensures that the full investigation is performed and eliminates the risk of forgetting an image or loop capture.
Measure Navigation is a function that zooms in on the starting point of the caliper cursor in order to increase the accuracy of measurements by providing a zoomed-in target area image.
The 5D Follicle™ is an automated 3D measurement function that identifies and measures multiple ovarian follicles for rapid assessment of follicular size in 3D and status. The 5D follicle is a great assisting tool that is able to increase the efficiency and success ratio of the in-vitro fertility procedure.
The 5D NT™ is an automated 3D measurement function that allows the user to obtain the true mid-sagittal plane automatically. This can happen by rotating and auto-zooming the 3D volume image in order for the operator to obtain the accurate NT measurement. 5D NT™ can lower the operator dependency and increase reproducibility.
The Realistic Vue™ is the same feature as the GE HDlive, which provides the user with a movable light source and with calculations of the propagation of light through the skin and tissue. The user can freely position the light at any angle, relative to the ultrasound volume images that illuminate areas of interest. The Realistic Vue™ helps increase depth perception, reveal hidden details, and provide a deeper understanding of relational anatomy.
Wide angle endocavity transducer
The wide-angle endocavity transducer (E3-12A) offers a 210-degree field-of-view, which allows greater visualization of the pelvic anatomy. It is possible to visualize the entire cervix and uterus through normal anatomy as well as viewing from a left-right symmetry in the transverse plane.
Strain is a quantitative tool for the global and segmental wall motion of the left ventricle (LV). In Strain , three standard LV views and a Bull’s Eye are displayed in a Quad screen for an easy and quick assessment of the LV-function.