Konica Minolta Expands MSK Ultrasound Product Portfolio With Intuitive Portable Technology
Konica Minolta Healthcare today announced the launch of its J5 Ultrasound System, a portable system with touch-screen intuitive navigation that produces high quality real-time images of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system.
Wayne, NJ, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 –Konica Minolta Healthcare today announced the launch of its J5 Ultrasound System, a portable system with touch-screen intuitive navigation that produces high quality real-time images of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system. The new technology delivers the workflow benefits and diagnostic accuracy required to make critical point-of-care decisions during MSK evaluations.
“The J5 release highlights our innovative approach to reinventing point-of-care ultrasound and increasing users’ ability to do more with ultrasound,” said Brian Noyes, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Ultrasound Division at Konica Minolta. “It delivers a unique ease-of-use functionality unmatched by other technologies in the market, designed for securing clinical confidence in MSK scanning environments.”
The J5 Ultrasound System enables real-time examination of soft tissue without radiation exposure in a portable, ergonomic design. Orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, rheumatologists, podiatrists, and other MSK-focused physicians can provide immediate assessments of musculoskeletal ailments and help improve joint aspiration, biopsy, and injection accuracy with ultrasound. Needle visualization software allows for guidance during in-plane needle procedures. A three-second start-up time from standby, the J5 System boasts intuitive gesture controls and focused MSK presets to streamline the scanning process. The simple navigation, which includes one-touch image optimization, enhances efficient workflow for confident diagnoses and patient throughput.
The new point-of-care ultrasound system provides excellent visualization via a 15” high- resolution, anti-glare screen with wide viewing angle that is touch-responsive through gloves and gel. The J5 can either be mounted on an ergonomically designed table stand, VESA plate for wall mounting, or height-adjustable mobile cart to accommodate facilities with limited space.
The built-in battery supports over two hours of continuous scanning on the system, which includes wireless communication, and storage and archiving.
“The engineers designed the J5 with the end user in mind, making operation seamless and simple. Combined with excellent image quality and an efficient workflow the J5 System demonstrates Konica Minolta’s commitment to MSK physicians who want to incorporate ultrasound into their practices,” concluded Noyes.
About Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
Konica Minolta Healthcare is a world-class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology. The company’s focus is to contribute to life changing advances through the transformation of primary imaging, allowing the invisible to be seen. Primary imaging, the most commonly used medical imaging technologies, include X-ray, ultrasound and imaging management systems. By advancing these readily available technologies, we can bring greater diagnostic capabilities to the greatest number of people.
With nearly 150 years of endless innovation, imaging is in Konica Minolta’s DNA. From roots as a camera and film manufacturer, the company has cultivated its own technologies and continues to evolve techniques for visualizing what is not visible. Innovation allows the company to be a strong strategic partner, understanding what value means to customers and how Konica Minolta’s innovations can address specific needs and lead to better decisions, sooner.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a division of Konica Minolta, Inc. For more information on Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, or visit https://healthcare.konicaminolta.us.
Mary Beth Massat