NETHERLANDS – Royal Philips has announced the addition of advanced hemodynamic assessment and measurement capabilities to the Lumify handheld point-of-care ultrasound device to its ultrasound portfolio.

The Pulse Wave Doppler measurement from Philips is now available on the Lumify app for Android. The Apple iOS/iPad iOS Lumify app will be available in the future.

Lumify’s expanded utility, according to the company, allows clinicians to quantify blood flow in a variety of point-of-care diagnostic applications, including cardiology, vascular, abdominal, urology, obstetrics, and gynecology.

Lumify now has obstetric measurements to aid in the early assessment of gestational age and the identification of high-risk pregnancies.

The continuous scanning, performance, and portability of Philips Lumify handheld ultrasound provide a complete diagnostic solution to care professionals at the bedside, both in and out of the hospital.

The innovative technology is also widely used in community-based mother and child care programs around the world, providing access to quality healthcare for underserved communities, such as a program in Kenya led by the Philips Foundation.

The program trains midwives to provide ultrasound-based antenatal pregnancy screening in village clinics while receiving telehealth support from radiologists at a distance.

In addition to two-dimensional and color imaging, pulse wave Doppler ultrasound provides clinicians with additional information to assess hemodynamic patterns, differentiate arterial and venous blood flow, and quantify hemodynamic function.

The resulting hemodynamic measurements can boost diagnostic confidence and prompt clinical decision-making in almost any care setting, including cardiology and emergency medicine.

Lumify’s new features bring together imaging tools from various ultrasound platforms, leveraging the company’s expertise in cardiology and radiology.

The Lumify system also provides clinicians with advanced analysis software and reporting tools, as well as access to tele-ultrasound capabilities for live communication support, allowing clinicians all over the world to collaborate in real time.

In addition to Pulse Wave Doppler for hemodynamics Philips noted that its point-of-care ultrasound solution now includes the B-line quantification tool for ultrasound lung imaging.

The B-lines software and intelligent algorithms improve heart and lung assessments, especially in cases of severe COVID.

According to the company, artificial intelligence–enhanced automated algorithms looking for B-lines in lung fluid can help provide more objective data and interpretation.

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