The Samsung HS60 Ultrasound Machine is a high-end multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system designed to cover a wide range of applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK(conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Samsung HS60 integrates a 128-channel S-Vision Imaging Engine from the HS70A which provides support for a number of high performance hardware such as a 21.5” LED monitor, a fully customizable 10.1” LED touchscreen, 4 active probe ports, 4 premium single crystal transducers (CA1-7ADm, CA2-9AD, PA1-5A, CV1-8AD), and 5 advanced linear array transducers (LA3-14AD, LA3-16A, LA2-9A, LA4-18BD, LA3-16AI). These transducers effectively cover all requirements from General Imaging applications.
Realistic Vue is Samsung’s leading 3D/4D technology on the market, and is an outstanding fetal-maternal bonding tool similar to GE’s HDlive. The HS60 also supports the unique and automated 5D NT and 5D Follicle features along with XI STIC and 3D XI. These technologies will help enhance the physician’s diagnostic confidence during pre-gestation and pregnancy stages.
On the other hand, the cardiovascular options of the Samsung HS60 are limited since those weren’t the target market. However, its strong transducer lineup and General Imaging features such as Elastoscan, E-Strain, Panoramic, Needle Mate+, and CEUS+ allow for more in-depth studies.
The Samsung HS60 and HS50 are born twins in 2017. The Samsung HS60 Ultrasound Machine has a few more features and transducers, but they both essentially look the same, and have the same imaging and ergonomic tools. In addition, many similarities have been identified with the Samsung HS70A, whose technologies and clinical concepts have been borrowed from the WS80A and the RS80A.
The Samsung HS60 is categorized as a high-end entry level ultrasound system, and is similar to the GE Logiq S7, and the GE Voluson S6. Its General Imaging and 3D/4D options for Obstetrics and Gynecology are better than those of the GE Logiq S7 and similar those of the GE Voluson S6.
Samsung systems are known for being great ergonomic systems that integrate “easy-to-use” automated features, as one would expect from the #1 commercial electronics giant. With its recently upgraded “S-Vision system architecture”, the Samsung HS60 becomes quieter, sleeker, and lighter. Its image quality is also greatly improved due to its single crystal transducers and its S-Harmonic, ClearVision and MultiVision imaging technologies.
Touch customization combined with Samsung’s user interface options greatly increase work efficiency and reduce the unnecessary workload from repeated operations and actions. These interface options include Quick Preset, EZ-Exam+, EZ Compare, Measure Navigation, and Quick Scan.
The Samsung HS series are rich in features for both General Imaging and OB/GYN applications. E-Strain on the Samsung HS60 is one of those unique options that enhances the accuracy and efficiency of elastography. Unfortunately, CEUS+ is not yet clinically acceptable, and more clinical evaluations and validations seem to be required for its approval.
With outstanding premium linear transducers, Elastoscan, E-Strain, and Needle Mate+, the clinical coverage of interventional radiology is expanded, and the accuracy and efficiency of biopsy procedures are reinforced. If medical professionals need a system for OB/GYN with especially strong 3D/4D features, then the Samsung HS60 and HS50 are two of the best options in the mid to high-end entry level range of ultrasound systems, competing with the GE Voluson S6 and the GE Voluson P8.
|Displayed imaging depth||0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)|
|Minimum depth of field||0 – 2 cm (probe dependent)|
|Maximum depth of field||0 – 38 cm (probe dependent)|
|Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture|
|Adjustable dynamic range from 30 to 256 dB|
|Voltage||100 – 240 VAC|
|Power Consumption||800 VA with Peripheral|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Height||1,335 ~ 1,710 mm|
|Weight with monitor||79.84 kg ( 176lb.)|