Ultrasound Bone Densitometry System features portable design.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring compact, lightweight design, EggQus AOS 100E has large integrated handle that facilitates in-hospital rounds and house visits. System is powered by rechargeable batteries, but can use AC adapter accessory for continuous operation. Motor-controlled transducer unit moves automatically, minimizing manipulation by operator. With short measurement time, EggQus AOS 100E is suited for elderly examinees and for screening that requires rapid handling.

Original Press Release:

Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. Introduces EggQus AOS 100E - a Compact and Lightweight Ultrasound Bone Densitometry System

VIENNA -- Mr Minoru Yoshizumi, President of Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the release of EggQus, an extraordinary compact, portable Ultrasound Bone Densitometry System at the European Radiology Congress (ECR). Delegates will have the opportunity to see and test EggQus at the Hitachi Medical Systems booth 323, Expo C.

A new approach has been used in the development of the bone densitometry system, EggQus. It has been created using the design concept of an "eggshell", a shape born in nature. Simply beautiful, strong, lightweight, easy to handle. All of these features guarantee maximum portability.

Outstanding portability*

EggQus is light, compact and versatile compared to conventional ultrasound bone densitometry systems. The large integrated handle facilitates in-hospital rounds and house visits.

Rechargeable battery operation

The system is powered by rechargeable batteries enhancing its portability. Continuous and convenient use can be sustained using the AC adapter accessory.

Easy operability

The motor-controlled transducer unit moves automatically, minimizing manipulation by the operator.

Measurement in approximately three seconds

The short measurement time is convenient for elderly examinees and for screening that requires rapid handling.

EggQus is available for delivery from March 2015 (Shipment time may vary depending on regulation and registration of the country).

* A computer is necessary for the measurement display. Please contact your vendor for further details.

About Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

Based in Tokyo (Japan), Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. is a subsidiary company of Hitachi Medical Corporation, also headquartered in Tokyo. The company delivers modern diagnostic ultrasound technology for medical doctors and patients. It resulted from a merger of Aloka Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Medical Corporation. Today, the company is one of the world's largest ultrasound equipment suppliers and focuses on the three key areas medical electronic systems: diagnostic ultrasound, general analysis instruments (radiation measurement) and clinical laboratory systems (preparation of samples). Altogether, Hitachi Aloka has more than 60 years of experience in imaging diagnostics and is a global innovator in this domain. For more information about Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd., please refer to http://www.hitachi-aloka.co.jp

About Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG, located in Zug, Switzerland, is a 100% subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. The company is a first choice supplier of open and powerful high-field MRI systems, multi-slice CT systems as well as medical ultrasound systems, bone densitometers and optical topography devices. Ultrasound expertise encompasses clinical applications including general radiology, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynaecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, urology and surgery. Hitachi Medical Systems offer a complete range of solutions to address a wide range of medical challenges. For more information about Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG, please refer to http://www.hitachi-medical-systems.eu


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Phone: +41-41-748-63-43

E-mail: r.wallnoefer@hitachi-medical-systems.com

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