Aplio i-series

i-series Architecture

From craftsmanship to clinical excellence.

Aplio i-series' innovative architecture has been engineered to prepare you for the challenges of today, and the future.

Canon Medical Systems Ultrasound Equipment

i-series Architecture

iBeam Architecture

Standard on all Aplio i-series systems.

Three technologies that work together to cumulatively optimize image quality:


Multi-Sync Pulser

Multi-Sync Pulser:
Advanced technology for beam transmission.

Multi-Beam Receiver

Multi-Beam Receiver:
Enables wide area reception of signals.

Multi-Harmonic Compounding

Multi-Harmonic Compounding: Provides excellent beam processing power.


iBeam Forming

iBeam Architecture
iBeam Architecture

i-series Architecture

Intelligent Dynamic Micro-Slice (iDMS)

iDMS sharpens ultrasound beams in the direction of the transducer lens.

With Aplio i-series intelligent Dynamic Microslice (iDMS), the transducer elements are controlled separately to create a thin slice beam with continuous focus from near field to far field.

*Not available on the i600 iDMS Demo iDMS Demo

i-series Architecture

Multiplexing Technology

Multiplexing architecture allows parallel signal processing to handle huge data volumes with high speed.

The extraordinary powerful multiplexing architecture of the Aplio i-series uses parallel signal processing to handle extreme large volumes of data at high speed.

This opens a new world of possibilities, from comprehensive real-time Quad View for CHI and Shear wave to premium Elastography applications which require fast and independent processing power.

Multiplexing Technology

i-series Architecture

RAW data

Take images and manipulate them later.

Aplio's RAW data capability enables you to efficiently scan and acquire images (even on a remote access tablet) and then manipulate multiple image parameters, measurements and annotations later.

RAW data

Transducer Technology

33 MHz Ultra-High Frequency iDMS Linear (i33LX9)*

High frequency matrix linear transducer uses iDMS technology with a frequency band of up to 33 MHz, which provides extremely fine detail in the near field.


Features:

  • Center frequency:
    30 MHz
  • Allows the use of SMI for examining the microvascularity of superficial structure

Clinical Applications:

  • Subcutaneous imaging
  • Superficial MSK

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
33 MHz Ultra-High Frequency iDMS Linear (i33LX9)

Transducer Technology

24 MHz Ultra-High Frequency iDMS Linear (i24LX8)*

Amazing detail, outstanding versatility.

Aplio's i-series 24 MHz transducer with extended bandwidth and iDMS Dynamic MicroSlice technology provides excellent detail and definition in the near field for a wide range of examinations.

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Features:

  • Excellent penetration
  • SMI
  • Wide range of clinical exams

Capabilities:

  • Small parts
  • MSK
  • Superficial scanning

24 MHz Ultra-High Frequency iDMS Linear (i24LX8) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
24 MHz Ultra-High Frequency iDMS Linear (i24LX8)

Transducer Technology

Single Crystal iDMS Convex (i10CX1)

Single crystal convex transducer with iDMS technology covers almost the entire frequency band of two conventional transducers, which is especially useful for abdominal and vascular regions. The excellent contrast resolution in deeper regions, and near field resolution, make it an especially good choice for early trimester OB and GYN. The small shape and grip are especially comfortable for users with small hands.


New Features:

  • Center frequency: 5.0 MHz
  • Compatible with CIVCO™ biopsy adapter and Verza™ Guidance System

New capabilities:

  • Women’s Healthcare
  • OB/GYN

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
Single Crystal iDMS Convex (i10CX1)

Transducer Technology

Single Crystal Convex (10C1)

This high frequency single crystal 1D convex transducer has similar features to it’s iDMS counterpart. Useful for abdominal and vascular regions and can be used on Aplio i600.


New Features:

  • Center frequency: 5.0 MHz
  • Compatible with CIVCO™ biopsy adapter and Verza™ Guidance System

New capabilities:

  • Women’s Healthcare
  • OB/GYN

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, i700, and i600
Single Crystal Convex (10C1)

Transducer Technology

Wideband Sector (6S1)

This single crystal, wide band 1D sector transducer, is especially useful for cardiac, abdominal and transcranial doppler regions.


New Features:

  • Center frequency: 3.0 MHz
  • Cardiac Fusion

New capabilities:

  • Cardiac
  • Abdominal
  • Transcranial

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, i700, i600, and Aplio 500/300 Platinum
Wideband Sector (6S1)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency Endorectal (10C5)

This T-series transducer is now available for Aplio i-series and has a slim profile designed for comfortable use in endorectal exams.


New Features:

  • Center frequency: 7.0 MHz
  • SMI when used with i-series
  • Compatible with CIVCO™ biopsy bracket

New capabilities:

  • Endorectal procedures

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, i700 and i600
Multi-Frequency Endorectal (10C5)

Transducer Technology

Vascular Linear iDMS (i11LX3)*

Excellence in vascular examinations.

Aplio's i-series intelligent Dynamic MicroSlice technology provides excellent color sensitivity and penetration for all vascular exams.


New Features:

  • 2-in-one
  • Image uniformity from near to far field
  • New Slice Thickness Control
  • Matrix array

Clinical Applications:

  • Vascular
  • Liver surface
  • Peripheral Vascular

Vascular Linear iDMS (i11LX3) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
Vascular Linear iDMS (i11LX3)

Transducer Technology

17 MHz Hockey Stick (17LH7)*

High image quality, small footprint.

Aplio i-series 17 MHz Hockey Stick provides easy maneuverability from a small 8 mm footprint without sacrificing image quality.

Available on the Aplio Platinum Series and Aplio i-series.


New Features:

  • High resolution sensitivity
  • Easy access for injections
  • Light weight
    • Small footprint (8 mm wide)
    • High Resolution
    • High Sensitivity
  • Easy access for injections

Clinical Applications:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pediatrics
  • Thyroid biopsy
  • Superficial small parts
  • Superficial Sclerotherapy

17 MHz Hockey Stick (17LH7) *Compatible with Aplio i-series, Aplio 300/500 Platinum, and Xario 200 Platinum/200G
17 MHz Hockey Stick (17LH7)

Transducer Technology

22 MHz Ultra-High Frequency Hockey Stick (i22LH8)*

Ultra-high frequency, small footprint.

Aplio's i-series 22 MHz Hockey Stick provides the ultra-high frequency needed for the most demanding small parts examinations.


New Features:

  • Very High Resolution
  • Ergonomic design with small 8 mm footprint and slim cable
  • SMI-capable

Clinical Applications:

  • MSK
  • Small Organ
  • Peripheral Vessel
  • Intra-operative

22 MHz Ultra-High Frequency Hockey Stick (i22LH8) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
22 MHz Ultra-High Frequency Hockey Stick (i22LH8)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency Micro-Convex (8MC1)*

The advantages of a curved array in a small footprint.

Aplio's i-series Thin Micro-Convex provides maneuverability and ease-of-access.


New Features:

  • Single crystal technology
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • New CIVCO® Verza™ Guidance System

Clinical Applications:

  • Abdominal
  • Pediatric
  • OB
  • Biopsy Guidance

Multi-Frequency Micro-Convex (8MC1) *Compatible with Aplio i-series
Multi-Frequency Micro-Convex (8MC1)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency General Sector 2D Array (i6SVX2)*

3D/4D combined with ease of access.

Aplio's i-series General Sector 3D provides true 2D matrix technology for real-time 3D imaging in a compact footprint.


New Features:

  • Real-time 3D
  • Easy access in between ribs
  • Fusion
  • CIVCO® Verza™ guidance system

Clinical Applications:

  • Abdominal
  • OB Examinations
  • Real-time 3D biopsy guidance
  • 4D SMI and CEUS

Multi-Frequency General Sector 2D Array (i6SVX2) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
Multi-Frequency General Sector 2D Array (i6SVX2)

Transducer Technology

Small Footprint Mechanical 4D (9CV2)*

Improving image quality and ergonomics in 4D.

Aplio's i-series Small Mechanical 4D provides high resolution in a small and lightweight transducer.


New Features:

  • Includes new Depth Cueing map for more realistic depiction of depth in 4D
  • Excellent ergonomics with new small form factor and slim, lightweight cable

Clinical Applications:

  • OB
  • Radiology

*Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, i700, and i600
Small Footprint Mechanical 4D (9CV2)

Transducer Technology

Ultra-wideband Multi-Frequency iDMS Convex (i8CX1)*

Covers the same bandwidth as two conventional transducers.

Aplio's Ultra-wideband i-series, provides superior sensitivity and resolution for both near and far field. The ability to use one transducer across a wider range of patient types can potentially reduce cost, while providing better imaging.


Features:

  • Up to 50 cm penetration

Ultra-wideband Multi-Frequency iDMS Convex (i8CX1) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
Ultra-wideband Multi-Frequency iDMS Convex (i8CX1)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency Ultra-wideband iDMS Linear (i18LX5)*

Covers the same bandwidth as two conventional transducers.

Aplio's Ultra-wideband i-series, provides superior sensitivity and resolution for both near and far field. The ability to use one transducer across a wider range of patient types can potentially reduce cost, while providing better imaging regardless of the patient condition.

Especially useful for breast imaging and small parts with the added feature of high-frequency Shear Wave Elastography.

Multi-Frequency Ultra-wideband iDMS Linear (i18LX5) *Compatible with Aplio i900, i800, and i700
Multi-Frequency Ultra-wideband iDMS Linear (i18LX5)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency Slim Face Convex (i8C1)*

Enables easy intercostal scanning and more.


This narrow face transducer features:

  • Improved shape for easy grip
  • Super lightweight transducer head
  • Light weight, thin & highly flexible cable

Multi-Frequency Slim Face Convex (i8C1)
Multi-Frequency Slim Face Convex (i8C1)

Transducer Technology

Cardiac Multi-Frequency 2D Array iDMS Transducer (i6SVX1)*

Small compact, lightweight design.


  • Matrix array
  • Single crystal
  • Advanced volume features
  • Freq: 1.8-5.2 MHz
  • Application:
    • 3D Cardiac (adult heart)

*Compatible with Aplio i900 and i800
Cardiac Multi-Frequency 2D Array iDMS Transducer (i6SVX1)

Transducer Technology

Multi-Frequency Pediatric Cardiac 2D Array iDMS (i7SVX2)*

Small compact, lightweight design.


  • Matrix array
  • Single crystal
  • Small compact, lightweight design
  • Advanced volume features
  • Sector and volume sector
  • Freq: 2.2-6.0 MHz
  • Application:
    • 3D Cardiac (pediatric heart)

*Compatible with Aplio i900 and i800
Multi-Frequency Pediatric Cardiac 2D Array iDMS (i7SVX2)

Transducer Technology

4D-TEE / Volume Matrix (i6SVX2)*

4D volume imaging for routine clinical use.

The Aplio i-series volume matrix transducer enables you to acquire high-quality 4D volumes at high frame rate. A host of advanced analysis tools allows for in-depth assessment of cardiac anatomy and function.


*Compatible with Aplio i900 only
4D-TEE / Volume Matrix (i6SVX2)
Transducer Technology

T-series Transducers Compatibility

Transducer sharing across systems provides potential cost savings.

Aplio i-series is compatible with a wide range of transducers from from Aplio 300/500 Platinum, ensuring maximum opportunity to transfer from Aplio series or use on both Aplio and i-series in a mixed system hospital or department.

Potential cost savings in capital purchase as well as improved clinical capability may be achieved for less cost by transducer sharing across Aplio and i-series systems.

T-series Transducers Compatibility
Transducer Technology

Single Crystal Technology*

Improved visualization for more confident diagnosis.

Canon Medical Systems' 6Sc1 (PVT-375SC) is one of many single crystal transducers that deliver improved penetration** for managing your difficult-to-image patients.


  • Lightweight and ergonomic design
  • Up to 40 cm penetration (50 cm on i-series)

*Compatible on Aplio i-series, Aplio a450/a550 and Aplio 300/500 Platinum
**Compared with traditional crystal transducers
Single Crystal Technology

Single Crystal 6Sc1 (PVT-375SC) transducer

Single Crystal Technology

Normal liver

Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging

iSMI*

Unique Microvascular Imaging, improved.

Multi-beam technology allowed additional development of SMI. Larger Regions of Interest can be used due to the advanced clutter suppression, while sensitivity is also improved over previous versions of SMI.

*Standard on Aplio i900, i800 and i700
Without iSMI

Without iSMI

With iSMI

With iSMI

i-series Liver Analysis

Covering the full range of Liver disease.

Liver disease is one of the major challenges in imaging today, with a wide range of pathologies. To provide the diagnostic confidence needed, new and unique imaging tools have been developed to allow visualization of changes in liver status.

*Available on i900 and i800 only
i-series Liver Analysis

i-series Liver Analysis

Attenuation Imaging (ATI)*

Provides the capability to quantify and color-code the changes in attenuation coefficient of the liver that may arise with changes in liver composition (e.g., increased fat levels).

Confidence level of the measurement is provided by means of color-coding the values.

  • The ultrasound wave pulse transmitted in the body inside gradually spreads and it becomes heat and is absorbed by tissue and is attenuated by scattering.
  • The quantity of attenuation grows high in proportion to frequency.

Video Demo

*Available on Aplio i900 and i800 only
A high attenuation coefficient in a fatty liver.

A high attenuation coefficient in a fatty liver.

*Duck FA. (1990). Physical Properties of Tissue: A Comprehensive Review.

*Duck FA. (1990). Physical Properties of Tissue: A Comprehensive Review.

i-series Liver Analysis

Shear Wave Dispersion (SWD)*

Adds the evaluation of tissue viscosity to the routine stiffness assessment of Shear Wave Elastography.

Tissue stiffness changes are common in liver disease, but any viscosity changes associated with disease processes such as fatty infiltration were not able to be assessed until now. The combination of SWE and SWD adds both stiffness and viscosity information for a more complete liver assessment.

*Available on Aplio i900 and i800 only
Shear Wave Elastography with MAD

Shear Wave Elastography with MAD

Shear Wave Dispersion Color Map showing low dispersion

Shear Wave Dispersion Color Map
showing low dispersion

i-series Liver Analysis

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.

Video Demo

  • Overcoming complications / limitations of biopsy
  • 5 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, Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum, 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).


Five Smart Maps

Shear Wave speed (m/s)

Shear Wave speed (m/s)

Elasticity (kPa)

Elasticity (kPa)

Propagation (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Propagation (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Variance (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Variance (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Dispersion (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

Dispersion (Canon Medical Systems Exclusive)

i-series Liver Analysis

Multi-Parametric Report*

Reporting for Liver Applications

Multi parametric report which can combine results from both ultrasound as well as external exams (such as blood tests) for a combined result. This unique ability to bring multiple test results and combine into a single report can allow a more comprehensive understanding of liver status.

Results can be viewed in tabular format or as a spider plot (where the shape of the combined result mapping can give information on relationships between results in a visual way).

Multi parametric report for the following the liver applications:

  • Shear Wave Elastography
  • Shear Wave dispersion map
  • Attenuation imaging
  • User registration label measurement
*Available on Aplio i900 and i800
Multi-Parametric Report Multi-Parametric Report

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
  • SMI CEUS
  • 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 and Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum
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

CHI-Q*

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, Aplio a550 and Aplio 500 and 300 Platinum
CHI-Q

CEUS Suite

High Frame Rate CHI*

Increased frame rate without increasing bubble destruction.

Increasing the frame rate improves temporal resolution for improved visualization of bubble movement and quantitative analysis.

*Available on Aplio i900 and i800 only

14 FPS

83 FPS

CEUS Suite

Contrast Vector Imaging*

Bubble Tracking

  • Visualize fine vascular structure inside lesions by tracking individual contrast bubbles
  • Analyze Direction/Velocity of each bubble and display such parameters with different colors to support diagnosis
  • High Frame Rate contrast imaging allows the superb spatial and temporal resolution needed for this new feature
Contrast Vector Imaging

Gallbladder lesion

*Available on Aplio i900 and i800 systems

Metastasis Near Liver Surface

Smart Sensor 3D*

Acquire accurate 3D volumes with a standard linear or convex transducer.

By attaching a magnetic sensor to standard transducer positioning information becomes available. Precise volume rendering and accurate measurements can be performed including distance, angle and volume.

  • Sensor position tracking using the Smart Fusion technology
  • Gives accurate 3D reconstruction with precise measurements
  • Works in all modes including SMI
*Available with the Smart Fusion kit on Aplio i-series, Aplio a450 and a550
Smart Sensor 3D

Shadow Glass*

3D visualizations of anatomical structures in combination with vascular flow.

Using this semi-transparent glass effect can help physicians assess different layers of tissue and position of vessels all at the same time. Shadow Glass combined with functional data may help to better understand pathology.

  • Combining tissue borders and vessels
  • Compatible with all color modes
  • Useful in Obstetrics and Radiology
  • Available with Mecha 4D & Smart sensor 3D
  • Shadow Glass with color
    • Superimposed B-mode and color imaging
*Available on Aplio i-series and Aplio a550
Shadow Glass

Quad View*

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

Quad View allows you to work in multiple imaging modes including color Doppler 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.

  • Sensor position tracking using the Smart Fusion technology
  • Gives accurate 3D reconstruction with precise measurements
  • Works in all modes including SMI
*Availability dependent on system
MultiView