Philips iU22 Ultrasound Machine

$8,100.00


The Philips iU22 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine that offers superior image quality through xMatrix transducers that offer the best aspects of single-crystal and 4D transducers. In clinical settings, the Philips iU22 offers top-of-the-line image quality and features available for radiology, OB/GYN, cardiac, vascular, and specialty imaging applications, such as MSK, pediatric, and elastography. (For cardiovascular-specific applications, the nearly identical Philips iE33 is slightly better equipped.) The average price for a used Philips iU22 ultrasound is between $8,100 and $14,100, depending on the year of the system, its condition and degree of past use, and whether transducers are included in the package. While Philips has since replaced the iU22 with the more modern Philips Epiq 5 ultrasound, the price differential between the Epiq 5 and iU22 means the latter continues to be a popular choice for physicians who need high image quality at an affordable price. In fact, the iU22, which was launched in 2004, has a long history of improvements and revisions that have made it the gold standard for over a decade.


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Overview

Request Application Training for the Philips iU22

If your staff requires training to use the Philips iU22 or assistance with setup, our on-staff sonographer can provide onsite training for a set price plus travel costs for this $10,000 system.

Servicing the Philips iU22 Ultrasound System

Ultrasound Supply and Probo Medical (our parent company) offer free technical support during the installation of your iU22 ultrasound as well as over the course of the standard limited warranty. Additional technical support is available after the warranty period expires at an hourly cost per issue.

Routine Maintenance Tips for Ultrasound Probes

Ultrasound Supply recommends the use of a surge protector along with a dedicated power outlet for the iU22 system. Additionally, all ultrasound probes should be disinfected after every use with a special disinfectant wipe that’s designed not to scratch the lens. For the best performance in an ultrasound probe, it is important to follow all the maintenance guidelines from the manufacturer.

Philips iU22 Adjustable Dimensions & Weight

Height: (adjustable, maximum) 1626 mm (64 in), (minimum) 1397 mm (55 in)
Width: 559 mm (22.0 in)
Depth: 1092 mm (43 in)
Weight: (no Peripherals) 156.8 kg (345 lbs.), approx. 480 lbs with packaging

Key Specifications of the iU22 Ultrasound Machine

  • Philips XStream image former architecture
  • Up to 442,176 total digital channels with xMATRIX configuration or 57,000 digital channels with a non-xMatrix configuration
  • Displayed Imaging Depth of 1 – 39cm (transducer dependent)
  • Up to 180dB system dynamic range

Philips iU22 Electrical power Voltage and Frequency

Voltage: 100V-127V, 220V-240V
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 750VA – 900VA (depending on system configuration)

Revisions

Philips iU22: A-cart – C-cart

Introducing the latest upgrade to the Phillips iU22! Philips first launched the iU22 in 2004 as their new premium shared service ultrasound machine, replacing older units like the HDI 5000. This first version of hardware was designated an “A-cart.” This first version had dual motherboards and dual power supplies and a huge amount of problems with both. The iU22 B-cart improvements were to the circuit boards, cables, power supply assembly, and USB ports. The iU222 C-cart brought a new 20” LCD monitor and articulating arm as well as new circuit boards. The R-cart is a refurbished A-, B-, or C-cart with hardware and software upgrades to G4.0 software.

Philips iU22: D-cart – F-cart – Unified Motherboard

The iU22 D-cart was launched in 2007 and finally fixed the problems with the dual motherboards by using a unified motherboard. D.1 and D.2 included minor hardware updates. The iU22 E-cart made upgrades to the cart, wheels, and locking mechanism. E.1 was a minor hardware & software update. E.2 added major power supply improvements to support Matrix transducers. E.3 was a minor update to the way the iU22 was manufactured. The iU22 F-cart was a major upgrade that added Type III channel boards. F.1 was a minor manufacturing update. F.2 upgraded the video card. F.3 upgraded to a new SATA DVD drive.

Philips iU22: G-cart – Widescreen Monitor and Touchscreen

The iU22 G-cart was launched in 2010. This revision added a new channel board and a 21” widescreen monitor. The iU22 G.1 revised the control panel and added larger touch screens. Ultrasound Supply recommends buying D-cart and up as most hardware problems with the iU22 were fixed by this revision and D-carts can be updated to the latest software

Philips iU22 Vision Software Updates

The software of a Philips iU22 ultrasound machine can be updated depending on the limitations of its hardware cart. Each major revision of the software was designated with the year and “Vision” in the name. “Vision 2012” was the last major release of the software. Very early A-, B- and, C-cart systems had software that was named simply “system update” with a number. System updates 1.0-2.0 have almost all been upgraded over the years, and system 3.0 is the lowest version still commonly found on used iU22 ultrasounds. Below is an overview of the Vision software updates over the years.

Vision 2007 Software – Improved Imaging

The Philips iU22 Vision 2007 software update included support for the new L15-7io intraoperative linear transducer and the V6-2 4D convex probe. Features added were Qlab’s iSlice, STIC, TCD (transcranial Doppler) imaging, TCD TSI, and Color compare imaging. Improvements were made to workflow, and image quality on a number of existing transducers.

Vision 2008 Software – Improved Needle Visualization

The Vision 2008 software update included support for the new Purewave C5-1 convex transducer on the Philips iU22. Features added were TMQ (tissue motion quantification) in Qlab, Viewforum stand-alone image viewing platform, improved needle visualization, and contrast capabilities.

Vision 2009 Software – Automation Sfotware

The Philips iU22 Vision 2009 software update included support for the new VL13-5 4D linear probe. Features added were tissue aberration correction, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and smart exam automation software.

Vision 2010 Software –

The Vision 2010 software update on the Philips iU22 added xMatrix including support for the new Purewave xMatrix X6-1 sector transducer, Live xPlane imaging, and support for any PACS. (R-carts can have this update, but cannot support the X6-1 transducer.)

Vision 2011 Software

The Vision 2011 software update to the Philips iU22 added support for the X5-1 xMatrix sector transducer. Qlab was upgraded with CMQ-Stress replacing TMQ, and with the additions of the Auto Volume tool, GI 3DQ trending, iCrop, and Elevation compounding. Options with Vision 2011 include the xMatrix performance bundle and Live 3D. (R-carts can have this update, but cannot support the X5-1 transducer.)

Vision 2012 Software

The Vision 2012 software on the Philips iU22 adds support for Auto Doppler, Fetal Heart Navigator, and Vascular Plaque Quantification (VPQ), and GYN Elastography.

Revisions to the Philips iU22 (2007-2012):

  • Philips iU22 (A.0) with system update 3.0 – Vision 2010 software
  • Philips iU22 (B.0) with system update 3.0 – Vision 2010 software
  • Philips iU22 (C.0) with system update 3.0 – Vision 2010 software
  • Philips iU22 (R.0) with Vision 2007-Vision 2011 software (limited)
  • Philips iU22 (D.0) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (D.1) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (D.2) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (E.0) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (E.1) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (E.2) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (E.3) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (F.0) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (F.1) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (F.2) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (F.3) with Vision 2007 – Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (G.0) with Vision 2011 or Vision 2012 software
  • Philips iU22 (G.1) with Vision 2011 or Vision 2012 software
Probes

Philips iU22 Probes & Transducers

4D Probes

4D ConvexV6-2 [ 2 – 6 MHz ] –  192 elements, 100° field of view
4D Linear VL13-5 [ 5 – 13 MHz ] – 192 elements, 38mmR
4D Endovaginal 3D9-3v [ 3 – 9 MHz ] – 128 elements, 164° field of view

Linear Probes

Linear L9-3 [ 3 – 9 MHz ] – 160 elements, 38mmR
Linear L12-5 50 mm [ 5 – 12 MHz ] – 256 elements, 50mmR
Linear L17-5 [ 5 – 17 MHz ] – 288 elements, 38.9mmR
Intraoperative Linear L15-7io [ 7 – 15 MHz ] – 128 elements, 23mmR

Convex Probes

Convex C5-1 [ 1 – 5 MHz ] – 160 elements, 96° field of view, PureWave Crystal Technology
Convex C5-2 [ 2 – 5 MHz ] – 128 elements, 115° field of view
Micro convex C8-5 [ 5 – 8 MHz ] – 128 elements, 120° field of view, Pediatric imaging
Convex C9-4 [ 4 – 9 MHz ] – 192 elements, 108° field of view

Endovaginal Probes

Endovaginal C8-4v [ 4 – 8 MHz ] – End-fire sector, 128 elements, 11mmR, 160° field of view
Endocavitary C9-5ec [ 5 – 9 MHz ] – End-fire sector, 128 elements, 8mmR, 173° field of view
Endovaginal C10-3v [ 3 – 10 MHz ] – End-fire sector, 128 elements, 11.5mmR, 164° field of view

Cardiac Sector & TEE Probes

Cardiac Sector S3-1 [ 1 – 3 MHz ] – 96 elements, 90° field of view, adult cardiac sector
Cardiac Sector S4-1 [ 1 – 4 MHz ] – 96 elements, 90° field of view, adult cardiac sector
Cardiac Sector S5-1 [ 1 – 5 MHz ] – 80 elements, 90° field of view, PureWave crystal technology
TEE S7-2omni [ 2 – 7 MHz ] – 64 elements, 90° field of view, Transesophageal TEE
TEE S7-2 [ 2 – 7 MHz ] – 64 elements, 90° field of view, Transesophageal TEE

xMatrix Probes

xMatrix X3-1 [ 1 – 3 MHz ] – 2,400 element/.s, 90° field of view
xMatrix X5-1 [ 1 – 5 MHz ] – 3,040 elements, 100° field of view, PureWave crystal technology
xMatrix X6-1 [ 1 – 6 MHz ] – 9,212 elements, 100° field of view, PureWave crystal technology
xMatrix X7-2 [ 2 – 7 MHz ] – 2,500 elements, 90° field of view, PureWave crystal technology

xMATRIX TEE X7-2t [ 2 – 7 MHz ] – 2,500 elements, 90° field of view, PureWave crystal technology

Pedoff Transducers

Pedoff (PW Transducer) D2TCC [ 2 MHz ] – Transcranial Doppler applications
Pedoff (CW Transducer) D2CWC [ 2 MHz ] – Adult cardiology applications
Pedoff (CW Transducer) D5CWC [ 5 MHz ] – Deep venous and arterial applications

Advanced Philips iU22 Transducers: 4D and Matrix

The Philips iU22 not only offers six different PureWave single crystal transducers but five xMatrix probes. The xMatrix not only improves image quality and penetration like a PureWave transducer, but it also allows for real-time scanning of multiple planes and 4D imaging without needing a typical mechanical 4D probe. This speeds up the acquisition of 4D data over a 4D mechanical probe. C-plane resolution on the iU22 ultrasound is also improved over a typical 4D mechanical probe. The [ 1 – 6 MHz ] X6-1, and [ 1 – 5 MHz ] X5-1 transducers for the Philips iU22 represent the apex of xMatrix design and can accommodate clinical imaging from cardiovascular to 4D OB/GYN exams. The [ 1 – 3 MHz ] X3-1 and [ 2 – 7 MHz ] X7-2 are early xMatrix probes, while the [ 2 – 7 MHz ] X7-2t is a TEE probe with xMatrix technology and represents the pinnacle of transesophageal technology. In addition, the Philips iU22 has three traditional 4D transducers including the [ 5 – 13 MHz ] VL13-5 4D linear.

Popular Philips iU22 Transducers

The most popular transducers for the Philips iU22 are the [ 1 – 5 MHz ] C5-1 PureWave convex, which greatly enhances image quality at higher penetration where patients are heavier and would otherwise be difficult to image, and the [ 3 – 10 MHz ] C10-3v PureWave endovaginal, which also uses single-crystal PureWave technology to improve image quality with difficult-to-image patients. The most popular linear transducer for the Philips iU22 is the [5 – 12 MHz ] L12-5 50mm, which offers excellent vascular imaging as well as having a large enough scan head for efficient breast imaging. The most popular cardiac sector transducer is the [1 – 5 MHz ] S5-1, another PureWave transducer offering better than normal image clarity even at deep penetration.

In terms of 4D mechanical transducers on the Philips iU22, popular options include the [2 – 6 MHz ] V6-2 4D convex and the [3 – 9 MHz ] 3D9-3v 4D endovaginal transducer. 4D probes are superior to 2D transducers because they capture an entire exam’s worth of data in a few seconds of scanning rather than many minutes. There are also views of the internal structures, such as the coronary view or C-plane of the uterus that are only viewable in 3D/4D on an ultrasound and cannot be imaged at all with a 2D version of the probe.

Competitors

How the iU22 Ultrasound Compares with Other Philips Systems

The Siemens Philips iU22 was launched in 2004 as the replacement to the Philips HDI 5000 and continued in production until 2015. The iU22 is a premium level ultrasound machine that was considered the top of the line until the introduction of the Philips Epiq line in 2013. The Philips Epiq 5 replaced the iU22, and while both use single crystal transducers, the Epiq 5 does not have xMatrix probes like the iU22. The Epiq 5 does, however, have a larger monitor and touchscreen, and its size is smaller than the iU22. The Epiq 5 HD15 sits below the iU22 in features, image quality, and price. (Learn more about Philips ultrasound models.)

Philips iU22 vs. Philips iE33

Philips launched the iU22 and the iE33 at the same time, and ever since many medical professionals have wondered what the difference is and which is best for their needs. The iE33 is focused only on cardiovascular applications, where the iU22 is a shared service machine and focused on women’s health, general imaging, and cardiac applications. The iE33 and iU22 look nearly identical, with the major distinguishing feature being dual touchscreens for navigation on the iE33, while the iU22 has one touchscreen.

Other Ultrasound Models Competing with the Philips iU22

The Philips iU22 is a true shared service ultrasound machine able to do all applications from 4D OB/GYN to full cardiac exams. Its closest competitor from GE would be the Logiq E9. Both systems are very similar, although the Logiq E9 has superior 4D imaging for OB/GYN applications, while the iU22 offers superior cardiac imaging, including a 4D cardiac and a pediatric TEE probe. The closest competitor from Samsung is the WS80A ultrasound, which offers superior 4D imaging for OB/GYN applications but has only some of the iU22’s pediatric cardiac support. Below are additional ultrasound models worth considering.

$35,600.00

AVAILABILITY: In stock

$35,600.00

The Philips Epiq 5 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine from Philips. It offers Purewave single crystal probes, a compact and lightweight design and superior ergonomics and workflow. The Epiq 5 replaces the older Philips iU22 without xMatrix. The Epiq 5 has less probe options and features than the more expensive Epiq 7. All the Epiq and Affiniti ultrasound machines look visually very similar and use the same monitor and huge tablet like touchscreen for navigation.


$33,500.00

AVAILABILITY: In stock

$33,500.00

The Samsung WS80A is top of the line in Samsung OB/GYN lineup, which empowered by the world class of Samsung digital technologies and its unique 3/4D technologies and OB/GYN dedicated automation technologies, 5D.

$10,800.00

AVAILABILITY: In stock

$10,800.00


The Philips iE33 is a premium level cardiovascular ultrasound machine that was launched in 2004 and has been revised and improved over the past decade. In 2010 Philips launched the iE33 xMatrix, a major update that supported the brand new xMatrix transducers with thousands of elements each and capable not only of extraordinary image quality, but also viewing images in 2 planes in real time as well as 4D without the need for a mechanical probe. The Philips iE33 xMatrix also has the powerful QLAB quantification package and a host of other cardiovascular specific software enhancements that speed and add diagnostic confidence to standard cardiac and vascular exams. The Epiq 7 has replaced the iE33, but as it has over a decade of being the cardiovascular gold standard it remains one of the most popular ultrasound machines in demand. Those looking for similar power and features at the premium level who focus on OB/GYN or radiology should consider instead the Philips iU22 which looks identical to the iE33 except for one touchscreen while the iE33 has two.

GE Logiq E9 Ultrasound Machine
GE Logiq E9 Ultrasound Machine
Rent

AVAILABILITY: In stock


The GE Logiq E9 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine capable of top-of-the-line women’s health and 4D imaging along with clear imaging for radiology, cardiac, and vascular applications. GE’s breakthrough technology with the Logiq E9 is XDclear, an imaging technology that uses advanced transducers with a single crystal, acoustic amplification, and cooling technology to improve image quality, especially at deeper penetration when image quality typically fades. For even higher imaging quality, consider a GE Logiq E9 with XDclear 2.0, which is GE’s full-featured system for general-purpose diagnostic ultrasounds.

The GE healthcare Logiq E9 is suitable for a multi-application clinic. Compared to other GE models like the GE Vivid line, which specializes in cardiovascular applications, and the GE Voluson line, which is focused on women’s health and 4D, the GE Logiq E9 can do both of these applications as well as radiology and general imaging. Conversely, medical professionals who plan to use the Logiq E9 system exclusively for one or two applications may instead consider the GE Voluson E8 for OB/GYN and 4D applications or the GE Vivid E9 for cardiac applications. The Logiq E9 has been in production since 2009 and is both stable and reliable, even in older versions dating back to BT11 (also known as R3 or revision 3). The starting price for a refurbished GE Logiq E9 is about $16,500 but could be as high as $26,500 depending on its condition, age, features, degree of use, and whether it comes with transducers, which could raise the starting price to about $19,000. Scroll down for more information about the Logiq E9, including specs and clinical image examples. Or contact Ultrasound Supply, a Probo Medical Company, for more information.


$12,100.00

AVAILABILITY: In stock

$12,100.00

The Philips HD15 is a high-end ultrasound machine for shared service applications with the amazing Purewave single crystal probes. Reliable and high performance for nearly a decade the HD15 is still sought after even after production ended in 2015.

Features

Philips iU22 Standard Features

The following are typical standard features on a Philips iU22 with G-cart hardware and the Vision 2012 software update.

  • 20” Flat Panel LCD display monitor mounted on fully articulating extension arm
  • PureWave crystal technology
  • xMatrix probe compatibility
  • Interactive graphical touch screen
  • Fully adjustable control panel
  • 2D Grayscale imaging
  • Next generation SonoCT
  • Elevation compound imaging
  • XRES adaptive image processing
  • Tissue aberration correction (TAC)
  • Coded beamforming
  • iSCAN intelligent optimization
  • iFOCUS intelligent focusing technology
  • iOPTIMIZE intelligent optimization
  • QuickSAVE feature
  • Cineloop review: real-time and duplex modes of up to 2,200 frames
  • Exam management features
  • Integrated DVD+/RW drive
  • High Q automatic Doppler analysis
  • Clinical option analysis packages
  • Exam documentation
  • Panoramic Imaging
  • PureWave Crystal technology
  • xMatrix
  • iScan
  • SonoCT
  • Panoramic SonoCT
  • Advanced XRES
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)
  • Basic 3D Imaging
  • iOPTIMIZE
  • iFOCUS
  • iCOMMAND
  • CW Doppler in Shared Service systems standard-option
  • Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI)
  • Contrast Imaging
  • STIC
  • Live 3D
  • Live xPlane
  • Elastography Strain-based
  • Elastography Shear Wave
  • ElastPQ
  • ElastPQ US
  • Auto Doppler
  • SmartExam protocols
  • Netlink DICOM 3.0
  • Fusion Only
  • Fusion and Navigation
  • Query Retrieve
  • Qlab
  • Cardiac Motion/Mechanics Quantification (CMQ)
  • Cardiac 3D Quantification (Cardiac 3DQ)
  • General Imaging 3D Quantification (GI 3DQ)
  • Strain Quantification (SQ)
  • Region of Interest Quantification (ROI)
  • Intima-Media Thickness (IMT)
  • MicroVascular Imaging (MVI)
  • Elastography Analysis (EA)
  • Elastography Quantification (EQ)
  • Vascular Plaque Quantification (VPQ)
  • Fetal Heart Navigator (FHN)
  • TDI HighQ
  • Automatic 3D Volume Measurement
  • High-Q Automatic Doppler Analysis
  • CMQ (cardiac motion quantification)
  • Acquisition Protocol (Stress Echo)
  • SmartExam
  • AbdomenPediatric
  • Urology Applications
  • Small Parts
  • Breast Applications
  • Musculoskeletal Applications
  • OB Applications
  • GYN Applications
  • Vascular Applications
  • Adult Cardiology Applications
  • Pediatric Cardiology Applications
  • Contrast – Cardiac
  • Contrast – General Imaging
  • TCD (transcranial Doppler)
  • Premium Imaging

Philips iU22 Technology Definitions

xMatrix: xMatrix is a transducer technology introduced on the Philips iU22 that improves image quality and also allows for realtime views in multiple planes at once onscreen. It can also generate more accurate 4D images without the need for a mechanical scan head.

Next Generation SonoCT: Advanced Real-time Compound Imaging on the Philips iU22 that obtains multiple coplanar, tomographic images from different viewing angles, then combines them into a single compound image at real-time frame rates.

XRES adaptive image processing: Real-time speckle reduction standard on the iU22 that also enhances edge definition.

iSCAN intelligent optimization: Automatic one-button global image optimization standard on the Philips iU22 through AI adjustment of TGC, Doppler and receiver gain, compression curve, Doppler PRF, and Doppler baseline.

iOPTIMIZE: Multiple technologies on the iU22 that provide a one-button approach to automatic and instant system adjustments to optimize performance for different patient sizes, flow states, and clinical requirements. A tissue-specific imaging function adjusts over 4,000 parameters during the selection of a transducer or application.

iFOCUS: This intelligent focusing technology on the Philips iU22 provides automatic computation of beam characteristics for a selected region of interest, and improve detailed resolution and tissue uniformity for the selected area. The function decreases the need for traditional focus controls.

PureWave Crystal technology: A breakthrough single crystal technology for the Philips iU22 that allows greater acoustic efficiency and bandwidth than piezoelectric (Ceramic) technology.

xMatrix: This is a 2-dimensional element array technology for transducers introduced on the Philips iU22 that improves image quality and also allows for real-time views in multiple planes at once onscreen. This the only solution that enables us to visualize a dynamic heart in 3D in real-time. It can also generate more accurate 4D images without the need for a mechanical scan head.

iSCAN: This is a one-touch image optimization function for the iU22 in 2D mode and Doppler mode. It is available on all imaging transducers and operations in conjunction with SonoCT and XRES imaging.

SonoCT: This Philips real-time compound imaging helps eliminate virtually all clutter and artifacts. It automatically selects the number of steering angles (up to 9) based on user-selected resolution/frame rate (Res/Speed) conditions on all curved and linear array transducers. It operates in conjunction with tissue Harmonic Imaging, XRES imaging, volume modes, and duplex Doppler.

Advanced XRES: On the iU22 this adaptive image processing helps eliminate virtually all speckle noise and enhances border definition on all imaging transducers.
iOPTIMIZE intelligent optimization: Multiple technologies used on the iU22 for a one-button approach to automatically and instantly adjusting system performance for different patient sizes, flow states, and clinical requirements. This is a tissue-specific imaging function that adjusts over 4,000 parameters during the selection of a transducer and/or application.

iFOCUS: On the Philips iU22 this intelligent focusing technology provides automatic computation of beam characteristics for a selected region of interest, and improves detailed resolution and tissue uniformity for a selected area. This decreases the need for traditional focus controls.

iCOMMAND intelligent voice control: A voice recognition engine for the Philips iU22. It adapts to user speech patterns and enhances performance with use creating a database of users for increased accuracy and flexibility. Wireless microphone technology is also supported.

Live xPlane: An advanced feature of xMatrix transducers that allows for 4D data sets to be captured and images of multiple planes to be displayed in realtime on the iU22.

Strain Quantification (SQ): This iU22 plugin is for the evaluation of regional myocardial function. It allows for the assessment of synchronicity and gives guidance during biventricular pacing procedures. SQ measures the myocardial velocity and derives the displacement-strain rate and strain along user-defined M-lines by Tissue Doppler imaging(TDI)

Auto Doppler: This feature automates repetitive tasks on the iU22 to speed up and simplify standard vascular exams. This reduces repetitive button pushes by an average of 67.9 percent.

SmartExam Protocols: This is a fully customizable protocol for any clinical application supported on the Philips iU22 with the flexibility to conduct the examination protocol in any sequence. It supports preset protocols for transthoracic and transesophageal cardiac and vascular exams based on industry and accreditation guidelines.

STIC: STIC or Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation automatically acquires a full cycle of fetal cardiac volume and is compatible with QLAB quantification software on the iU22.

Panoramic SonoCT: A real-time extended field-of-view composite imaging feature that enables a transducer to be moved along a large organ, stitching multiple images together to form one long image with an extremely wide field of view. It is available on linear and convex Philips iU22 transducers.

Strain based elastography: A non-invasive diagnostic technique displaying the relative elasticity of tissue stiffness compared to surrounding tissue by a real-time color map, superimposed on a conventional grayscale image. Most malignant lesions have a harder or stiffer consistency than surrounding benign tissue. This change in stiffness can also be present in chronic or inflammatory diseases. To displace the underlying anatomical structures, Strain Elastography requires manual palpation by the user, or compression or decompression of the target produced by the patient respiration. On the Philips iU22, it is available for breast imaging on the L17-5, in the advanced breast TSI on the L12-5 transducer, and on the C10-3v for gynecological imaging.

Shear wave elastography: This iU22 technology allows the user to identify the tissue stiffness at a certain target area as well as providing the user with a quantitative measurement. The C5-1 probe is optimized for liver Shear Wave elastography. Unlike the manual compression method of strain-based elastography, special ultrasound push pulses from the probe generate detection pulses used to calculate shear wave velocity.

QLAB: QLAB is an onboard quantification program that can also be used on a computer to analyze data. QLAB on the Philips iU22 has the following available plugins: 3DQ, IMT, FHN, MVI, EA, VPQ, and ROI.

QLAB IMT: This iU22 QLAB tool makes measurement of intima-media thickness in carotids and superficial vessels quick and consistent.

QLAB 3DQ GI: This QLAB tool on the Philips iU22 allows viewing, quantification, cropping, rotation, and measurements of 3D image data set.

FHN: Fetal Heart Navigator on the Philips iU22 allows doctors to acquire a fetal heart volume scan in as little as two seconds

QLAB VPQ: Vascular Plaque quantification is an application on the Philips iU22 that uses 3D technology to examine arteries and determine the risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease, measure how much plaque is present, and the percentage of vessel reduction.

QLAB ROI: A plugin within QLAB on the iU22 that uses contrast and 2D imaging to increase the consistency and reliability of acoustic measurements.

EA Elastography Analysis: A QLAB tool on the iU22 for strain-based elastography analysis and decision-making.

QLAB MVI: MicroVascular Imaging on the Philips iU22 maps contrast agent progression, measuring frame-to-frame changes, suppressing background tissue and capturing additional data that make it significantly easier to visualize the vessels.

Accessories

Accessories for the Philips iU22

  • Sony UPD-897MD Digital Black & White Thermal Printer
  • Sony UPD-898MD Digital Black & White Thermal Printer
  • Sony UPX-898MD Digital Black & White Thermal Printer
  • Sony UPD-25MD Digital Color Thermal Printer
  • Mitsubishi P95DW Digital Black & White Thermal Printer
  • Mitsubishi CP30DW Digital Color Thermal Printer
  • Sony DVO-1000 DVD Recorder
  • CIVCO Disposable Biopsy Guides (for Convex, Linear, and Endo-Cavity Transducers)

Optional Supplies

  • Aquasonic ultrasound gel
  • Sono ultrasound wipes
  • Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
  • Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
  • Mitsubishi CK30L printing paper
  • Mitsubishi K95HG high gloss thermal printing paper

Philips iU22 Ports

  • 4 active transducer ports
  • 4 USB ports
  • Ethernet port
  • One 3-lead ECG input
Imaging Modes

Philips iU22 Imaging Modes

  • M-mode
  • Spectral Doppler
  • PW Doppler
  • Auto Doppler
  • Steerable CW Doppler
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)
  • Live xPlane imaging
  • Live volume imaging/Live 3D Echo
  • 3D/4D and MPR imaging
  • Adaptive broadband flow imaging
  • Contrast imaging
  • Interventional imaging
  • Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI)
  • Color Power Angio Imaging (CPA)
  • Freehand 3D volume and MPR imaging
  • Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) imaging
  • iSTIC imaging
  • Panoramic SonoCT imaging
  • Strain based elastography
  • Shear wave elastography
Applications

Philips iU22 Applications

Applications or Apps are the types of exams or studies that an ultrasound machine can do. More than this if an ultrasound machine supports a specific application it will have calculations, measurement and reporting software included to support those apps and make them useful in a clinical environment.

The iU22 offers the widest range of supported clinical applications compared to the more specialized iE33, including:

  • Abdominal
  • Obstetrical
  • Fetal echo
  • Cerebrovascular
  • Peripheral vascular
  • Abdominal vascular
  • TCD: temporal and orbital
  • Gynecological and fertility
  • Small parts and superficial
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pediatric general imaging
  • Prostate
  • Adult echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Adult transesophageal
  • Echocardiography
  • Surgical imaging
  • Interventional imaging
  • Contrast imaging
  • Bowel imaging
  • Elastography
Year Launched

2004

Estimated Market Price

Premium

Monitor

17"LCD (20" option)

Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor

Yes

Monitor Resolution

 

Image Size Resolution

 

Touch Screen

Yes

Trackball or Trackpad

Trackball

CP Back-Lighting

Yes

Weight

345lbs

Probe Ports

3

Battery

No

Boot-Up Time

120 sec

Sleep Mode

30sec (stanby mode)

Maximum Depth of Field

35cm

Minimum Depth of Field

2cm

Cart

No

Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels

Yes

2D, M mode

Yes

M-color Flow Mode

Yes

Anatomical M-mode

Yes

Trapezoidal Mode

Yes

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler

Yes

Bi-directional Power

Yes

SCW Doppler

Yes

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging

Yes

Freehand 3D

Yes

Live 3/4D OB/GYN

Yes

HD Live

No

STIC

Yes

Live 3D Echo

Yes

Stress Echo

Yes

Strain and Strain Rate

Yes

B Flow

No

Panoramic Imaging

Yes

Contrast Imaging-Cardiac

Yes

Contrast Imaging - General Imaging

Yes

Strain-based Elastography

Yes

Shear Wave Elastography

Yes

Tissue Harmonic Imaging

Yes

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)

Yes

Speckle Reduction (=SRI)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(B mode)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(Doppler)

Yes

Write Zoom

Yes

Triplex Mode

Yes

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition

Yes

Auto NT Measurement

Yes

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement

Yes

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement

No

Auto IMT

Yes

Auto IMT (Real Time)

No

Automated B/M/D Measurement

Yes

Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)

Yes

Live Dual (B/BC) Mode

Yes

SmartExam or Scan Assistant

Yes

Fusion

Yes

Raw Data File

Yes

Flexible Report

Yes

Barcode Reader

Yes

Gel Warmer

No

Abdominal

Yes

Women's Health Care

Yes

OB

Yes

Fetal Echo

Yes

Vascular

Yes

TCD(Transcranial)

Yes

Small Parts

Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology

Yes

Pediatrics

Yes

Urology

Yes

Echocardiography_Adult

Yes

Interventional Cardiology

Yes

Echocardiography_Pediatric

Yes

Echocardiography_Neonate

No

Stress Echocardiography

Yes

Transesophageal Echo_Adult

Yes

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric

Yes

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service

Yes

Surgury

No

Interventional Radiology

Yes

Contrast Imaging_General Imaging

Yes

Contrast Imaging_Cardiac

Yes

Bowel Imaging

Yes

Strain Elastography

Yes

Shear Wave Elastography

Yes

Convex (1~6Mhz)

Yes

Convex (2~9Mhz)

Yes(4~9Mhz)

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)

Yes

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Micro Convex

No

2D Arrary 3D Convex

Yes

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)

Yes

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type

Yes

Endocavity_Curved Type

Yes

BiPlane Endo Rectal

No

Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)

 

3D Convex

Yes

3D Convex Light Weight

No

3D Endocavity

Yes

3D Micro Convex

No

3D Linear

Yes

Linear (>14Mhz)

Yes

Linear (3~12Mhz)

Yes

Linear (<9Mhz)

Yes

Single Crystal Linear

No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Linear 50mm

Yes

Linear 25mm

No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz)

Yes

Hockey stick (>13Mhz)

Yes (7~15Mhz io)

T or L shape Intra Operative

Yes

Laparoscopic

No

Phased Array_Adult

Yes

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult

Yes

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array

Yes

Phased Array_Pediatric

Yes(1~7Mhz)

Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Phased Array_Neonate

No

ICE

No

TEE_Adult

Yes

TEE_Pediatric

No

2D Array 3D TEE

Yes

Pencil CW (2Mhz)

Yes

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)

Yes

DICOM 3.0

Yes

DICOM SR_Cardiac

Yes

DICOM SR_Vascular

Yes

DICOM SR_OB/GYN

Yes

JPEG, WMV, & AVI

Yes

USB

Yes

HDD/SDD

160GB

DVD/CD RW

Yes

Wireless LAN

No

Philips iU22 Ultrasound Review Video by MedCorp, LLC

Watch this review of the iU22 ultrasound system produced by our partner company, MedCorp, LLC, in 2014.