REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EchoNous, the leader in portable AI-guided ultrasound tools and software, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Lexsa, the company’s new 128-channel linear probe, for use in all United States medical practices. Lexsa was designed specifically for the Kosmos platform, the first “hybrid” point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) tool - defined as an ultra-portable device capable of producing diagnostic-quality images rivaling those from larger, more expensive cart-based units.
Lexsa connects to the Kosmos Bridge proprietary ultra-secure platform as well as Android S6 tablets - with S7 available soon - to produce high-level image quality for nerve, lung, vascular, and musculoskeletal ultrasound at the bedside. The Kosmos platform now offers three transducer probes, enabling POCUS imaging of nearly the entire anatomy wherever needed.
The Lexsa probe on the Kosmos platform will enable high-quality imaging anywhere in a hospital, doctor’s office, or clinic. With high-quality imaging capabilities in extremities, Lexsa is positioned to become a critical ultrasound tool for central line placement, nerve blocks and guiding injections into joints; with the potential to improve safety and ease-of-placement while reducing the risk of infection.
The affordability of Kosmos, now including Lexsa, will enable the purchase of multiple units, compared to larger cart based systems; opening the door to the reduction of delays in diagnosis and procedures, as well as overall costs.
“FDA clearance of our Lexsa probe is not only a significant milestone for EchoNous, but a major advancement in ultraportable point-of-care ultrasound technology,” said Kevin Goodwin, CEO of EchoNous. “Lexsa will broaden the application of our Kosmos imaging platform beyond its current focus on cardiology, abdominal, and pulmonology; enabling entry into other departments that require linear capabilities for diagnosis or interventional use. Already favored for its built-in AI guidance and mapping around heart and lung structures, Kosmos will now gain traction as the ideal POCUS tool across multiple healthcare specialties.”
Founded in 2016, EchoNous develops industry-leading, intelligent point of care ultrasound (POCUS) tools that help medical professionals solve common everyday problems in healthcare. Its flagship device, Kosmos, offers diagnostic-quality heart, lung, and abdominal scans in a handheld tool. The product offers ultrasound, ECG, color pulsed-wave and continuous-wave Doppler capabilities, acts as a digital stethoscope, and provides AI-guided cardiac scanning – an industry first in a single device. Learn more at www.echonous.com.