Musculoskeletal clinical solution

Musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging is moving beyond muscles and tendons. For example, identifying the exact location of very small foreign bodies close to moving structures of the MSK anatomy is important when planning best method of removal. Another indicator of pathology in MSK studies is the presence of increased blood flow due to inflammation. Accurate detection of increased blood flow can help in monitoring the effect of therapy and in patient management.

Canon Medical’s improved matrix technology, intelligent Dynamic Micro-Slice (iDMS) allows more control over the beam to provide a super thin slice thickness in both planes for outstanding high resolution imaging, in focus all the way from the near to far field. This new generation of matrix transducers is unique to Canon Medical and an advancement on already existing matrix technology that we have utilized for many years.

Our revolutionary Supeb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI) allows the visualization of the micro-vascularity of MSK structures which can be impossible to detect with conventional color Doppler. SMI provides more clinically useful information in MSK examinations and has set a new standard in detecting micro-vascularity.

Canon Medical continues this revolution with the introduction of the 33MHz transducer. This high frequency transducer is able to demonstrate detail in the skin layers, as well as superficial ligaments and tendons that has up until now been impossible to see.

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High frequency. Perfect for small parts examinations

33MHz High frequency linear transducer

Canon Medical’s PLI-3003BX matrix linear transducer uses iDMS technology with a frequency band of up to 33MHz, which provides extremely fine detail in the near field, making it especially useful for MSK, rheumatology and dermal imaging examinations.

Amazing detail, outstanding versatality

24MHz High frequency linear transducer

Aplio i-series' 24MHz transducer with extended bandwidth and iDMS technology provides excellent detail and definition in the near field, making it possible to visualize smaller structures such as nerves and small foreign bodies in MSK examinations.

Video left: Biceps Insertion with Aplio i800 system and 24MHz transducer

High resolution in a small footprint for sub-millimeter imaging

22MHz High frequency hockeystick transducer

Aplio’s 22MHz hockeystick provides the high frequency needed for the most demanding small parts examinations.

New features:

  • Very high resolution
  • Ergonomic design with small 8mm footprint and slim cable, great for examining collateral ligaments and other finger and hand pathology
  • SMI-capable

Clinical applications:

  • MSK
  • Small organ
  • Peripheral vessel
  • Intra-operative
  • Interventional 

*Compatible with the Aplio i800 system

Superb Micro-vascular Imaging

Canon Medical Systems’ innovative Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI) technology expands the range of visible blood flow and provides visualization of low velocity microvascular flow never before seen with ultrasound.

» SMI has improved dramatically to visualize the micro-vascular changes using the abdominal and linear transducers, adding more diagnostic information

MSK scanning and intervention made easy

» I was especially impressed by the B-mode image produced by the high quality matrix probes on Aplio i800, the improved resolution has enabled us to provide high level musculoskeletal procedures which are at this stage unique to our practice – including percutaneous finger pulley release and foreign body removal, each performed with real time ultrasound guidance on this platform.«

Crystal images for better diagnostics

Equipped with unique ultrasound technology, Canon Medical's Aplio i800 provides increased resolution for quick and reliable MSK imaging.

Watch the video: Professor C. Martinoli - Ultrasound dissection of rotator cuff tendons

Healthy Sonographer Program

Surveys show 90% of sonographers work in pain and sadly, 20% suffer career ending injuries**

Watch the experts demonstrate the latest innovations in ergonomics that improve sonographer comfort in order to help reduce risk of injury.

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**Excerpt from: Sonographer Safety Workplace Conditions

Interview report & Case study

Clinical benefits and future prospects of ApliCam in the field of MSK Download this file
At the forefront of elite MSK ultrasound with the Aplio i800 / Prism Edition Download this file
The WOW-Effect in Sonography Download this file
High-resolution sonography redefines hand surgery diagnostics Download this file
Nerve Ultra sound Opens Up Completely New Perspectives Download this file
Guiding the Needle to the Deepest Layers of the Body Download this file
FHL effusion causing foot paraesthesia Download this file
Distal biceps tear Download this file
Radial collateral ligament tear Download this file
Lumbrical tear Download this file
Early adhesive capsulitis Download this file
Plantar plate tear Download this file
An indeterminate MRI for further assessment with Ultrasound Download this file
Schwannoma of the hand Download this file
Atheroma or Ganglion? Download this file

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