During the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2022 Scientific Assembly (Oct. 1 – 4, San Francisco, CA), Philips announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its newest compact ultrasound system, the innovative 5000 Compact Series. This recent clearance elevates ultrasound portability performance through the latest advancements in Philips ultrasound technology designed to deliver cart-based premium image quality in compact form, featuring a wide range of diagnostic ultrasound solutions to fit the needs of many clinical specialties including point of care, cardiology, general imaging, and obstetrics and gynecology.
“Globally, clinicians are faced with increasing pressures to deliver higher patient throughput for quick, confident diagnoses via ultrasound exams, while receiving more and more requests to perform rapid ultrasound exams at the bedside,” said Matthijs Groot Wassink, General Manager of Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Philips. “Until now, portable ultrasound systems have typically meant decreased performance, lack of advanced features, and lower grade image quality. With this clearance for our next generation portable Philips Ultrasound 5000 Compact Series, clinicians now have the ability to make quicker and more confident diagnoses. Patients within locations such as hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, physician offices, and point-of-care settings, also have faster access to quicker results, physician communication and ultimately, increased peace of mind in their treatment plans.”