VANCOUVER, BC, April 21, 2022 – Clarius Mobile Health, one of Canada’s leading medical technology companies, has received Health Canada approval for its third generation product line of high performance that wirelessly connects to clinician’s Apple and Android smart phones devices with an AI-powered app. Now 30% smaller, lighter and more affordable, the new handheld scanners are available today across Canada with new features and breakthrough prices that will put high-end portable ultrasound into the hands of a greater number of clinicians.
“As a Vancouver-based company, it is especially gratifying to enable more Canadian clinicians to use our affordable and intuitive ultrasound systems to make an accurate diagnosis, treat patients with confidence and guide procedures safely,” said Ohad Arazi, president of Clarius. “Our new Clarius HD3 It’s no bigger than my iPhone, but it offers the same high performance imaging as a traditional ultrasound machine for a fraction of the cost. Plus, we’ve replaced complex knobs and buttons with artificial intelligence and touch controls, so it’s as easy to use as your smartphone. »
While ultrasound is recognized as a safe imaging tool that allows clinicians to quickly see what is happening under the skin, price and lack of specialized training have historically been barriers to widespread adoption. Clarius scanners are already considered a leading choice among app-based ultrasound systems, which are now used worldwide for rapid bedside diagnosis. With Clarius HD3high-definition ultrasound imaging has reached unprecedented levels of accessibility and user-friendliness.
Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck, one of seven obstetrics and gynecology specialists practicing at the OBGYN clinic in Vancouver, says switching to Clarius from an older cart-based system has changed the way she uses ultrasound.
“Ultrasound is now more accessible and available to all of us. It’s so small that I often carry it with me between visits. It saves time for us and our patients because for some things that lend themselves to bedside scanning, we can use Clarius to quickly confirm our clinical decision on the spot instead of sending a patient for an ultrasound from the ward.
New Membership | Enable Ultrasound Mastery at a Lower Price
Clarius has introduced a new Clarius Membership Package this lowers the price of entry and allows new users to accelerate their ultrasound skills. Clarius HD3 scanners now start at $3,965 CAD with a $785 annual subscription that provides access to all advanced software as a service (SaaS), enhanced training options, and unlimited exam management within the Clarius Cloud. A standard 3 year warranty is included with enhanced warranty options available through Clarius Care.
New specialized software packages are also being designed to make Clarius ultrasound easier to use for many specialized applications, including advanced breast, Aesthetic, Musculoskeletal, Obstetrics, Primary/critical care, Vascularand Veterinary packages. They provide dedicated presets, advanced workflows, comprehensive measurements and fine-tuned imaging, leveraging artificial intelligence and software as a service (SaaS) to deliver a complete portable ultrasound solution.
Dr. Oron Frenkel, MD, an emergency physician practicing in Vancouver and chair of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board, believes point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is at a time of transition.
“A lot of us trained with carts that were old school. They were pretty good at getting the picture. Now we’re seeing app-based point-of-care ultrasounds running on smartphones that all of my colleagues already have. Integration with the computing power of devices makes stunning images available seamlessly at your fingertips. Technology has surpassed what was imaginable only five years ago. »
The the entire Clarius HD3 range ultra-portable scanners is built with the latest antenna technology for rock-solid connectivity and works on both iOS and Android devices. Octal beamforming technology delivers up to eight times faster frame rates and micron-level resolution compared to other handhelds. Clinicians can see Clarius high-definition wireless ultrasound in action by book a virtual demo.
Physicians are invited to attend the Innovation Spotlight Clarius Canada 2022 event to see demonstrations of groundbreaking innovations by leading ultrasound innovators and to hear first impressions from multiple physicians.
About Clarius Mobile Health
Clarius’ mission is to provide accurate, easy-to-use, and affordable ultrasound tools to all healthcare professionals in every specialty. With decades of experience in medical imaging, the team knows that excellent ultrasound imaging improves patient confidence and care. Today, Clarius Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Scanners connect to iOS and Android devices, delivering high-resolution ultrasound images traditionally only available with larger, high-end systems at a fraction of the cost.
Over two million high-definition scans have been performed using Clarius cordless handheld scanners. Clarius scanners are available in over 90 countries around the world. Learn more about www.clarius.com.