Aureon™

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Aureon™ Technical Bulletin

The proprietary Aureon™ is a new technology applied to more completely understanding the functionality of a diagnostic ultrasound transducer by directly imaging the acoustic energy emitted from the surface of the transducer under test in real-time. The Aureon™ device uses exclusive 2D matrix technology that allows for the capturing of energy profiles of all types of probes including the latest 2D matrix arrays like the Philips X7-2t, X6-1, and X5-1, the Siemens 4Z1C, and the GE 2D Array TEE 6TV probe. Also the energy output of newer induced shear wave propagation technologies such as Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging (ARFII) can be viewed using Aureon™. Aureon™ was designed to be used in the hospital environment for QA and dosimetry applications, Aureon™ is also ideally suited to be used for in-process transducer manufacturing, transducer R&D and acoustic stack materials assessment, and as a final manufacturing quality assurance testing.

The proprietary Aureon™ is a new technology applied to more completely understanding the functionality of a diagnostic ultrasound transducer by directly analyzing the acoustic pressure emitted from the transducer under test in real-time. The Aureon™ device uses exclusive 2D matrix technology.

Aureon™ Reveals – a Probe’s “Acoustic Signature”

Lens Stability and Integrity: As a probe is used the lens can be worn, torn, and damaged by repeated exposure to cleaning agents. Periodic testing of your probes will help you to track these changes as they affect the probes performance to allow you to make use and repair decisions before they impact patients or your bottom line.

After a Repair: Does the repaired probe perform as it did when it was new? Did the repair facility choose the correct acoustic impedance lens material? If the array was replaced, does it perform as it should? By using Aureon™ to test your probes you will be empowered to receive only the highest quality probes and repairs.
Probe Health: Weak or non-functional elements are clearly visible when testing with Aureon™ even when you can’t see them on your ultrasound system. It is also possible to identify under-performing probes and systems to aide in making repair/buy decisions.

Aureon™ Tests

All Manufacturers: Aureon™ enables users to test all probes and systems from each manufacturer.
All Operating Modes: Not only will Aureon™ evaluate common settings such as B-Mode or Color Doppler, but it is also capable of testing the newest modes such as Shear Wave Elastography.

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Aureon™ Displays Gray Scale Real-Time Image

Graph Analysis: Energy Across the Aperture
The Size of the Active Aperture in Various Modes

Region of Interest:

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Database of Studies for Serial Comparison:

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Probe Defects:

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