AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France--()--Three years after the market introduction of the first Aixplorer®, SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative ultrasound company, announces the production of its 500th ultrasound system. The unit was shipped to Canon MJ, SuperSonic Imagine’s exclusive distributor in Japan.
Aixplorer® is a unique ultrasound system that provides exceptional image quality and revolutionary UltraFast(TM) Doppler and ShearWave(TM) Elastography for improved tissue characterization.
Worldwide success: Aixplorer is approved in 54 countries
Aixplorer by SuperSonic Imagine is now well-known worldwide.
In the U.S.A., SuperSonic Imagine has signed a 3 year contract with MAGNET, one of the oldest, largest and most experienced shared service organizations in the country, who serve more than 9,500 hospitals and medical centers. Since 2010, SuperSonic Imagine has also had an exclusive distribution agreement with Hologic, Inc. for breast ultrasound imaging. The Aixplorer system can be found in world renowned locations such as Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), Northwestern University Hospital (Illinois), Baylor (Texas), Yale (Connecticut), Wake Forrest Baptist (North Carolina), and The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
In France, prestigious hospitals and cancer treatment centers such as Grenoble University Hospital, Nice, Lille, Amiens, Cannes, Brest, and AP-HP Georges Pompidou European Hospital and Pitié-Salpetriere, Hospital of Timone in Marseille, the Centers Laccassagne in Nice, Henri Becquerel in Rouen, or the Bergonié Institute in Bordeaux are equipped with Aixplorer.
In Germany, University hospitals of Düsseldorf, Kiel, Greifswald, Aachen, Münster, and Munich Breast Center and Munich Urological Center also use the Aixplorer.
In Russia, SuperSonic Imagine won, in 2010, a bid to equip 26 hospitals with the Aixplorer for the detection and evaluation of hepatic cirrhosis.
SuperSonic Imagine holds the exclusive right, title and interest to international patents and submissions in diagnostic imaging and therapy applications, to exclusively use UltraFast(TM) Doppler and ShearWave(TM) Elastography technologies.
About SuperSonic Imagine (www.supersonicimagine.com)
Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), SuperSonic
Imagine is an innovative, international company specializing in
ultrasound medical imaging. The company designs, develops, and markets a
revolutionary ultrasound system, Aixplorer®, with a unique ultrasound
imaging technology, called MultiWave(TM) Technology. This
technology allows Aixplorer® to be the only ultrasound system that
images two types of waves to better characterize tissue; an ultrasound
wave to ensure impeccable image quality and a shear wave, ShearWave(TM)
Elastography, to compute and display true tissue stiffness in real time
by acquiring images nearly 200 times faster than conventional systems.
In 2009, SuperSonic Imagine was granted 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States and CE mark in Europe for the marketing of Aixplorer®.
Distribution agreements have been signed with prestigious companies such as Hologic (Nasdaq : HOLX) for the breast market in the U.S.A. and Canon (NYSE : CAJ) for Japan. SuperSonic Imagine’s distribution network has now more than 30 partners worldwide.