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Samsung R7 Ultrasound Machine


The Samsung R7 was launched in 2011 as the Medison SonoAce R7. When Samsung purchased Medison later that year it continued developing the R7 and continues to produce it to this day in an improved form. The Samsung R7 is an economy level diagnostic ultrasound system focused on women’s health applications and features good 4D performance for the price. The SonoAce R7 was designed on the same platform as the SonoAce R5 but not only is the image quality much better than the R5 in 2D it also offers good 4D performance not available on the R5. The Samsung R7 also offers several midrange features such as the 19” monitor and Elastography that are not typically found on economy priced ultrasound machines.

Samsung SonoAce R7 Price:
Premium / High-end / Midrange /
 Economy
Condition:
New
Availability:
In stock
Warranty:
Limited warranty standard, extended warranty available.



 

Overview

Application Training for the Samsung R7

KPI’s on-staff sonographer can provide onsite applications training or remote training via videoconference for the Samsung R7 at a set price plus travel costs. A pre-recorded video training course is included in the sale, lease or rental of the SonoAce R7 from KPI ultrasound.

Samsung SonoAce R7 Service Options

Free technical support is available from KPI during installation and over the course of the standard limited warranty. Technical support is available after the warranty period at an hourly cost per issue.

Samsung R7 Maintenance

KPI recommends the use of a surge protector along with a dedicated power outlet. Probes should be disinfected after every use with a disinfectant wipe proven not to damage the lens (KPI recommends SonoWipes for this.) KPI recommends one PM visit (preventative maintenance) every year.

Samsung SonoAce R7 Dimensions & Weight

Height: 1,380mm (with monitor)
Width: 450mm
Depth: 700mm
Weight: 62kg (with monitor)
Weight: Approx. 75kg (with Safe Working Load)

SonoAce R7 Specifications

Digital Beam-forming
System processing channel: 114,688
Displayed Imaging Depth (Probe dependent)
Minimum Depth of field: 2cm
Maximum Depth of Field: 30cm
200dB System Internal Dynamic Range
Maximum Frame Rate: 753Hz (Probe, mode dependent)
Maximum Color Frame Rate: 211Hz (Probe, mode dependent)
PW Velocity Range: 5cm/s ~ 6.81m/s
CW Velocity Range: 19.25cm/s ~ 8.27m/s

Samsung SonoAce R7 Electrical Power

Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Voltage: 100-120V/200 -240VAC, 680VA
Thermal output: 1740 [BTU/h]
Safety Class(EMI): Class A
System Noise: under 60 dB

Revisions

Samsung Medison SonoAce R7 Revisions

Medison launched the SonoAce R7 in 2010. The Medison SonoAce R7 Version 1.01 added the LN5-12 linear probe. In 2012 the Medison SonoAce R7 Version 1.02 added the C2-5 convex, C4-9/10ED microconvex, and the ED4-9ES Endovaginal probes.

 

In 2013 version 2.0 of the Medison SonoAce R7 was released. This was a major upgrade including new twin-zip transducer connectors and added the VN4-8 4D convex, the PN2-4 cardiac sector, the L5-12/50 linear, and the CW2.0 pencil probes and improved a host of small features in the software.

 

Version 3.0 of the SonoAce R7 changed the 17” monitor out for a new 19” version and added a gas spring height adjustable control panel. The SonoAce R7 version 3.01 was released in 2014 and was a major upgrade that added the SP3-8 cardiac sector probe and the CF4-9 microconvex probe. The SonoAce R7 version 3.01 also added optional Elastography, Panoramic imaging, Strain, Stress Echo, E-motion marker, and Auto IMT. In 2015 the SonoAce R7 was updated to version 3.02 and added the DP2B pencil probe. The Samsung SonoAce R7 version 3.03 gave the 19” monitor backlighting made image quality improvements to color Doppler on the convex probes.

All revisions of the Medison R7

Medison SonoAce R7 (Rev 1.0)
Medison SonoAce R7 (Rev 1.02)
Medison SonoAce R7 (Rev 2.0)
SonoAce R7 (Rev 3.0)
SonoAce R7 (Rev 3.1)
SonoAce R7 (Rev 3.2)
SonoAce R7 (Rev 3.3)

Common configurations of the Medison SonoAce R7

  • SonoAce R7 with 2 transducers

This is a Women’s health configuration

C2-8 Convex

ER4-9 Endovaginal

  • SonoAce R7 with 3 transducers

This is a General Imaging configuration

C2-8 Convex

ER4-9 Endovaginal

L5-12/40 Linear

Probes

All Samsung SonoAce R7 Probes / Transducers

Linear LN5-12 [Center Freq. 8MHz]128 elements, 38.1mm
Linear L3-8 [Center Freq. 5MHz]128 elements, 38.7mm
Linear L5-12/50 [Center freq. 7.5 MHz] 128 elements, 50mm

Convex C2-5 [Center Freq. 3.4MHz] 128 elements, 39.7mmR
Convex C2-8 [Center Freq. 4.9MHz] 128 elements, 51mmR
Microconvex CF4-9 [Center Freq. 6.56MHz] 128 elements, 14mmR

Endocavity EVN4-9 [Center Freq. 6.5MHz] 128 elements, 10mmR
Endocavity ER4-9 [Center Freq. 6.5MHz] 128 elements, 10mmR

4D Convex 3D4-8 [ 4 – 8 MHz] 128 elements, 39mmR
4D Convex 3DC2-6 [ 2 – 6 MHz] 128 elements, 40mmR
4D Convex VN4-8 [ 4 – 8 MHz] 128 elements, 38mmR

4D Endocavity 3D4-9 [ 4 – 9 MHz] 128 elements, 38mmR

Cardiac Sector P2-4 [Center Freq. 2.5 MHz] 64 elements
Cardiac Sector PN2-4 [Center Freq. 2.7MHz] 64 elements
Pediatric Cardiac Sector SP3-8 [Center Freq. 5.3 MHz] 64 elements

Pencil CW2.0 [Center Freq. 2MHz]

Advanced Samsung R7 transducers

The Samsung R7 offers four 4D probes including three 4D convex probes, the nearly identical [ 4 – 8 MHz] VN4-8 and 3D4-8 and the [ 2 – 6 MHz] 3DC2-6. The VN4-8 and 3DC2-6 are lower cost options to the similar 3D4-8.. The [ 4 – 9 MHz] 3D4-9 4D endocavitary probe for the SonoAce R7 is especially useful in this price category for it’s ability to show the coronal view of the uterus, something impossible with a 2D transducer. Most ultrasound machines in the economy price range do not offer a 4D endocavitary probe. Also excellent for women’s health on the Samsung R7 is the L5-12/50 2D linear probe with a wide 50mm scan head that makes it more efficient for breast scanning.

Popular SonoAce R7 Transducers

The [ 4 – 8 MHz] VN4-8 is the most popular 4D convex transducer for the Samsung R7 and is a lower cost alternative to the 3D4-8. The C2-8 [ 2 – 8 MHz ] is the most popular 2D convex while the [ 4 – 9 MHz ] ER4-9 is the most popular endocavitary probe for the Samsung R7 because its straight shaft is preferred to the angled version on the EVN4-9 by many sonographers in the women’s health field as an ergonomic preference.

Competitors

Medison R7 comparison with other Samsung systems

The Medison SonoAce R7 was launched in 2010 before Medison was purchased by Samsung. It was released soon after the SonoAce R5 but improved upon the R5 in every way. Image quality, features and ergonomics on the R7 are all superior to the R5 in significant ways. When Samsung took over it made significant improvements to the R7 while lowering its price. The Samsung Medison R7 has replaced the R5 as the entry level Samsung ultrasound system. Samsung then launched the midrange H60 that provides a huge step up above the R7.

Other brands competing with the Samsung Medison R7

The closest competitor to the Samsung Medison R7 from GE is the Logiq P5 premium that has a similar price, or the Voluson P8 that is at a much higher price point. The Medison R7 has a broader application set than the Voluson P8, but is not a true shared-service ultrasound machine like the Logiq P5. The R7 has 4D image quality superior to the Logiq P5 but a much more modest set of probes and optional features. Both are light and compact though the 19” monitor on the Samsung Medison R7 is far larger than the 15” on the P5. The Philips ClearVue 550, like the Logiq P5 is a shared service machine with a very limited set of transducers. The Samsung Medison R7 meanwhile has more transducer options, especially 4D transducers though the workflow on the Philips unit is superior. The Samsung Medison R7 is best for medical practices that are focused on OB/GYN and want strong 4D, but don’t want to pay the premium for the Voluson P8, whereas the Logiq P5 and ClearVue 550 fit better in practices that need a wide variety of applications or Radiologist who need the most efficient workflow.

 



Features

Samsung SonoAce R7 Standard Features

19” High Resolution Monitor with LED Backlit
3 active probe ports
Front and rear handles
Articulated Monitor Arm
Lifting Control Panel
Digital beam forming
FSI (Full Spectrum Imaging)
Quick Scan
SFR (Speckle Reduction Filter)
Trapezoidal View
Wide Dynamic Range
Multi Beam Processing
Probe changes in 3-5 seconds
Over 30 User Programmable Presets
7 User Programmable Keys
SonoView™
Data Backup / Restore
Image Export and Import
Image Reverse: Right/Left, Up/Down
Image Rotation: +/- 90, 180
Pre-Processing
Post-Processing
Digital Calipers / Measurement
Cine Memory
Image memory: 2D Max. 7084 frames
Cine loop: Max. 8,192 Lines
Cine Review, Loop Review
Quick scan™
Report Package
Body Marker
System Boot up: in 120 sec

SonoAce R7 Technology Definitions

FSI: FSI or Full Spectrum Imaging on the SonoAce R7 uses the entire radio frequency range and a customized probe to produce more comprehensive and reliable images. Broadening the range enables increased penetration and contrast resolution, ensuring better results for operators by reducing speckle and improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). This technology can also be applied to harmonic imaging.

 

Accessories

SonoAce R7 Accessories

Digital BW Video Printer: Sony UP-D897, Mitsubishi P93DW / P95DE
Digital Color Video Printer: Sony UP-D23MD, Sony UP-D25MD, Mitsubishi CP30DW
USB Line Printer: Samsung CLP-620NDK, Samsung ML2950ND

SonoAce R7 Supplies

Aquasonic ultrasound gel
Sono ultrasound wipes
Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
Mitsubishi CK30L printing paper
Mitsubishi K95HG high gloss thermal printing paper

SonoAce R7 ports

4 transducer ports
Audio out L/R
MIC (in)
VHS
S-Video output
DVI output
Remote I/O
BNC
Parallel (in)
5 USB 2.0 ports
Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T
e-Motion Marker™

 

Options

Samsung SonoAce R7 Options

These are features that are not standard on the SonoAce R7, but which can be added to the configuration for an additional cost.

4D
SCI (Spatial Compound Imaging)
Dynamic MR / Dynamic MR Plus
3DXI (3D eXtended Imaging)
CW Doppler
Cardiac Measurement
ECG
SonoView Pro
Auto IMT
e-Motion Marker
Elastoscan
Strain
Stress Echo
Panoramic
Foot switch
DICOM

SonoAce R7 technology definitions

SCI: Spatial Compounding Image™ is a technology on the SonoAce R7 that improves signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and enhances contrast resolution via electronic ultrasound beam steering. This provides greater control. SCI compounds numerous scan lines to deliver significantly clearer definition in soft tissue planes, with reduced speckle and other interference.

3D XI: 3D eXtended Imaging™ on the Samsung SonoAce R7 is a suite of three imaging applications: Multi-Slice View™ transforms ultrasound data into a series of sequential images while Oblique View™ enables examination of 3D data in a wide range of planes. Finally, the Volume CT™ function allows coronal, sagittal and axial imaging. The combined result is complete control of 3D and 4D volume data manipulation from various perspectives to ensure diagnostic accuracy and confidence.

Auto IMT: This feature provides measurement of the intima-media thickness of the carotid artery wall. Samsung’s Auto IMT™ on the SonoAce R7 provides information such as the Framingham Score, risk factors and a user graph. In addition, a comprehensive set of settings including Mean, Max, Standard Deviation and Quality Index measurements are instantly available at the touch of a single button.

e-Motion Marker: This feature displays the direction of the transducer’s beam plane on the SonoAce R7’s screen and provides reference information to assist in diagnosis. The position of the uterus and ovaries can be expressed easily and intuitively.

ElastoScan: A diagnostic ultrasound technique for imaging elasticity, ElastoScan on the SonoAcr R7 detects the presence of tumors in breast and cervical tissues and converts the tissue stiffness into color images that assist in guiding biopsies, and interventional treatments as well as initial diagnosis.

Strain: Strain function quantitatively displays cardiac motion using motion vectors and diagnoses cardiac dyssynchrony. On the SonoAce R7 Strain can detect radial speckle tracking easily and obtain trajectory along with strain information.

Stress Echo: The SonoAce R7 provides a package for pharmacological Stress Echo, diastolic Stress Echo, and exercise Stress Echo. The programmable features of each Stress Echo study give you a streamlined workflow to fit your needs. Stress Echo supports a flexible reporting format that can be individually optimized for your workplace environment.

 

Imaging Modes

Samsung SonoAce R7 Imaging Modes

2D imaging
M imaging
Color Doppler Imaging (CDI)
Power Doppler Imaging (PDI)
Directional Power Doppler Imaging (DPDI)
Pulse Wave (PW) Spectral Doppler imaging
Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)
Dual
Quad
Combined
Simultaneous
Zoom

SonoAce R7 Optional Imaging Modes

Continuous Wave (CW) Spectral Doppler
3D / 4D
ElastoScan (E Mode)
Panoramic Image View

 

Applications

Samsung SonoAce R7 Applications

Applications or Apps are the types of exams or studies that an ultrasound machine can do. More than this if an ultrasound machine supports a specific application it will have calculations, measurement and reporting software included to support those apps and make them useful in a clinical environment.

 

The Samsung SonoAce R7 is focused on Women’s Health though it can perform well in many other applications it’s strength is not shared service.

 

4D Imaging
Women’s Health
Obstetrics
Abdomen
Cardiac
Gynecological
MSK
Pediatric
Small Parts
TCD
Urology
Vascular

 

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Additional Information

Brands

Samsung Medison

Applications

Cardiology, Vascular, Shared Service, 3D/4D, Women’s Health, General Imaging

Grades

Economy

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