Hitachi Aloka always challenges New Frontiers with Advanced Technologies
Japan-based Hitachi Aloka has traditionally taken a role as pioneer in medical ultrasound research and technology development over the past 60 years. With a focus on diagnostic ultrasound products for medical applications, Hitachi Aloka is committed to continuously developing and offering best-in-class solutions at the forefront of diagnostic and quantitative ultrasound imaging.
Major technology breakthroughs such as the world’s first commercial ultrasound device ever, convex and phased array scanning, transeosophageal echocardiography, three-dimensional ultrasound technology and a DICOM-compatible full product line have been launched and brought to market since. Especially the introduction of Colour Doppler technology in 1983 by Hitachi Aloka constituted a new era in medical ultrasound diagnostics globally.
A full range of products and solutions is available to be used in any clinical setting, from the private practitioner’s office and small hospital departments to the largest medical university and research institutes. Hitachi Aloka offers dedicated solutions for all specific requirements. The complete portfolio covers general imaging, abdominal, OB/GYN, cardiology and vascular applications, as well as for combined (such as internal medicine) use. All ProSound systems address the user’s need for excellent system performance and quality at different price levels. The systems are highly modular and offer multiple upgrade options.
Surgery application of image guidance promotes safe and effective management of a great range of surgical procedures. Each available imaging modality contributes to the safety and efficacy of selected procedures. Methods such as endoscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and angiography all provide different information at different levels of complexity. Perhaps ultrasound is the least complicated because it can be used almost anywhere at any time and at minimal cost.
Believing the words "What man imagines will come true", we at Hitachi Aloka have always been trying to give shape to what on-site medical staff thinks they would like to have. This naturally requires frontier spirit to challenge what has never been even tried before by anyone. We are always stepping into the world unknown.
What our customers say
Cardiovascular : e-Tracking
Until today it has not been possible to evaluate stiffness parameters by means of vascular machines, which required specific competence and organization. eTRACKING, developed by Hitachi Aloka, overcomes these limitations because the soft-ware is implemented into the normal echo-equipment and the parameters are obtained by a normal vascular transducer with a frequency of 10 Mhz. The technique is not time-consuming and the parameters can be obtained in a routine examination of the neck vessels.
Prof. S. Carerj, Cardiology department University of Messina, Italy