Aplio a-series

Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI)*

Giving clinicians a rapid diagnostic tool.

Canon Medical Systems' innovative Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI) technology expands the range of visible blood flow and provides visualization of low velocity microvascular flow never before seen with ultrasound.

SMI's level of vascular visualization, combined with high frame rates, advances diagnostic confidence when evaluating lesions, cysts, and tumors.

*Standard on Aplio i900, i800, i700 and i600, and available on Aplio a450/550, optional on Xario 200 and 200G.

Superb Micro-vascular Imaging

Smart 3D SMI*

Provide referring physicians with better spatial orientation of the vascular structures.

Incorporates advanced 3D freehand technologies with clinical potential in renal, thyroid, liver, kidney and skin lesions.

*Smart 3D is standard on Aplio i-series, Aplio a-series, and available as an option on Xario g-series.

Elastography Suite

Shear Wave Elastography*

Non-invasive, quantitative assessment of tissue stiffness for confident diagnosis.

Canon Medical Systems' Shear Wave technology provides a quantitative measure and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings.

  • Overcoming complications / limitations of biopsy
  • 4 smart maps to visualize and quantify shear wave propagation in realtime, including new variance map
  • One shot or continuous mode scanning
  • Push pulse optimized for deeper region
  • Also available on linear transducers, up to 18 MHz (depending on system) for evaluation of small parts
*Available on Aplio i-series, Aplio a-series, Xario 200 Platinum and Xario 200G systems
propagation mode

Shear waves are generated by means of an ultrasonic burst (left). Depending on tissue properties, shear waves travel at varying speed. Canon Medical Systems' unique propagation mode can be used to confirm the quality of the shear wave generation (right).

Assessing tissue stiffness in liver and small parts.

Assessing tissue stiffness in liver and small parts.

With a wide range of Shear Wave capable transducers, including the PLI-1205BX 18 MHz for use in high frequency Shear Wave exams, Canon Medical Systems brings a different dimension of tissue evaluation by including tissue stiffness for a variety of exams from liver to small parts like thyroid and testes.

*Available on i-series only

Four Smart Maps

Shear Wave speed (m/s)

Shear Wave speed (m/s)

Elasticity (kPa)

Elasticity (kPa)

Propagation (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

(Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Variance (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

(Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Elastography Suite

3D Shear Wave*

Shear Wave Technology with improved sensitivity to help with difficult to image patients.

  • Push pulse optimized for deeper regions
  • 3D Mapping supports high confidence and productivity
  • 3D Shear Wave is an exciting technology that can support physicians to help better visualize lesions

Breast Lesion

*Available on Aplio i-series and Aplio a-series
Breast Lesion

Elastography Suite

Strain Elastography*

Non-invasive, qualitative assessment of lesion elasticity for increased diagnostic confidence.

Elastography provides a visual representation of the elasticity of breast lesions following manual compressions. Based on well-established findings, malignant tissue has less elasticity than benign tissue.

Strain Elastography

*Available on Aplio i-series and a-series, Xario 200 and 100 Platinum, and Xario g-series
Strain Elastography

CEUS Suite

CHI (Contrast Harmonic Imaging)*

Allows clinicians to assess perfusion dynamics.

Quad display simultaneously provides a clear overview of 4 CEUS images, for example; B-mode, CHI, MFI and a MIX image (where B-mode and CHI are blended together).

The parametric MFI-function maps out in different, user-defined, colors the exact timing when the bubbles arrive and pass through the structure under examination. Recall and manipulation of the CEUS image can be done at any time with RAW data, while the choice of sending to PACS as RAW data or standard DICOM provides flexibility in file size.

  • Advanced tissue suppression
  • Parametric Imaging and MFI are available
  • Quad View (B-mode, CHI, MFI, blending B-mode/CHI)
  • Vascular Recognition Imaging—the ability to identify bubble flow direction in color

Parametric MicroFlow Imaging

CHI (Contrast Harmonic Imaging)
*Available on Aplio i-series and Aplio a500, limited feature set on Aplio a450
Note: Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres for injectable suspension) is approved in the U.S. for use with ultrasound of the liver in adult and pediatric patients to characterize focal liver lesions. [see full Lumason prescribing information].

CEUS Suite


Quantified analysis of contrast.

Assessment of perfusion dynamics to create objective results for both clinical research and routine use. The results are highly reproducible thanks to its raw data processing and its semi-automatic ROI tracking functionality.

*Available on Aplio i-series and Aplio a550

Interventional Tools

Smart Fusion Technology*

Helps reduce complications and radiation dose during interventional procedures.

Smart Fusion* offers the best of both worlds by synchronizing ultrasound with CT or MR images for locating hard-to-find lesions and improving confidence during ultrasound-guided biopsies. Smart Fusion reads 3D CT/MR DICOM data sets using position sensors located on the ultrasound transducer, displays the corresponding images, side-by-side with the live ultrasound image.

*Available on Aplio i-series and Aplio a-series
Smart Fusion Technology
Merging modalities to improve confidence

Merging modalities to improve confidence

Matching the transducer position with the pre-acquired 3D data set is a simple and quick two-step process. By moving the transducer over the region of interest you can now browse the area simultaneously in both real-time ultrasound and pre-acquired volume data. Intelligent target and marker points facilitate navigation in the region of interest.

Prostate Fusion Biopsy

Fusion Ovary

Fusion Ovary

Smart Navigation

Canon Medical Systems' Smart Navigation technology is designed to minimize complications by improving confidence during ultrasound-guided interventional procedures.

  • Displays virtual biopsy lines corresponding with the needle positions on the fused live image to facilitate navigation
  • Improves visualization of needle tip for up to 3 biopsy needles
  • Used in conjunction with CIVCO's virtuTRAX

Smart Navigation Example

Smart Navigation Transducer
  • Needle out of the near side of the scan planeNeedle out of the near side of the scan plane (non-name plate side of the probe)
  • Needle out of the plane onthe far side of the scan planeNeedle out of the plane onthe far side of the scan plane (name plate side of the probe)
  • Needle line in the planeNeedle line in the plane
  • Position of the needle tipPosition of the needle tip
  • Crossing point of the navigation line and the live ultrasound imageCrossing point of the navigation line and the live ultrasound image

Quad View*

Allows you to view live ultrasound images from multiple imaging modes.

Quad View allows you to work in multiple imaging modes including Shear Wave Eastography and CEUS. This concise quad display with Fusion shows the live ultrasound image in sync with multiple views of the pre-loaded data.

A wide range of Quad View options* provide high-resolution cross sections, helping you to better understand anatomical relationships or the extent of a given lesion.

*Availability dependent on system
Quad View