Philips announces CX50 xMATRIX echocardiography system


At the 23rd annual scientific sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (National Harbor, USA, 30 June – 3 July) Philips announced the new CX50 xMATRIX, the world’s first portable ultrasound to offer Philips’ industry leading Live 3D TEE. Previously only available with Philips iE33 xMATRIX premium echocardiography solution, Live 3D TEE enables 3D visualisation of the cardiac structure and function as well as new perspectives of the heart in real time, enabling better patient care.

“The first thing the staff noticed was the incredibly small size of the CX50 system, which is very useful in our cath lab where space is at a premium,” said David Liang, associate professor of Medicine and Director, Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders at Stanford University. “In clinical evaluations the Live 3D TEE image quality is excellent and, with the new user interface, 3D imaging is really intuitive. In imaging TAVI procedures with the CX50, I am able to easily switch back and forth between 2D and 3D during the critical time when we are positioning the valve.”

The CX50 xMATRIX is a uniquely powerful all-in-one imaging solution for structural heart disease (SHD) repairs in cath labs and hybrid cardiac operating rooms, offering Live 3D TEE plus an architecture designed to support future capabilities including advanced fluoro integration (EchoNavigator, 510(k) pending) with Philips Allura systems.