SuperSonic Imagine's
Aixplorer ultrasound system

Phil gets his carotid scanned at ECR

March 13, 2013
by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO
This past weekend, I was in Vienna attending the European Congress of Radiology. This is my tenth visit to that show and I love Vienna.

If you are interested in my opinion, the ECR of 2013 was busier than the ECR of 2012. I am told that people were buying.

While at the the show I ran into Michele Debain who works for the French ultrasound company SuperSonic Imagine. Michele is always nice to talk to so I stopped by to say hi. I am so glad I did because Michele invited me to come by the SuperSonic Imagine booth to have my carotid artery scanned using the Aixplorer ultrasound system.

I felt a little embarrassed about the imposition but I got over it pretty quickly because I was anxious to know whether I had any plaque in my arteries.

Luckily for me, a physician by the name of Professor Correas (from the famous Necker Hospital in Paris, France) was driving the machine and in just a few short moments, he was showing me images of my carotid artery and the blood vessels in my neck.

You will be happy to know that I have no plaque.

The whole process took just a few moments too. I asked Michele how it was possible to do this so fast. I hate to sound like a sales person but Michele told me the Aixplorer system is the only system with technology to combine Color Dopper with Pulse Wave Dopper into one mode: UltraFast Doppler. All the color and pulse wave information is available after three seconds of scanning. SuperSonic Imagine claims that they are the only company with this technology.

I will tell you this, I try to diet and exercise so I am sure glad it is paying off. I am happy I ran into Michele, and in July I will ask the writers to look into seeing just how unique SuperSonic Imagine's technology is.