1 A new way of thinking Philips Sparq regional anesthesia and pain medicine ultrasound system
2 Introducing Philips Sparq Breakthrough technology should not make your life more complex. Quite the opposite. It should remove complexity that creates a barrier to doing what matters most: providing the best care possible for your patients.
3 Philips Sparq ultrasound system delivers, by providing a new ultrasound experience. It makes using ultrasound to guide procedures as simple as possible, so you can work fast and with ease, giving you more time to focus on your patients. With Philips Sparq, nothing gets in the way of achieving a healthy balance of streamlined workflow and clinical excellence.
4 Increased confidence for ultrasoundanesthesia and pain medicine Sparq is a revolutionary ultrasound system designed to provide outstanding image quality. It is equipped with innovative features that increase your confidence when performing ultrasound-guided procedures. Sparq s unique user interface, intelligent automation and outstanding image quality combine to make the system easy to learn and easy to use, so that you can quickly complete ultrasound-guided procedures. With a broad set of transducers and features, Sparq supports an array of clinical applications and produces outstanding image quality on a variety of patients with a wide range of body habitus. Easy procedure guidance Sparq features technology that enhances needle guidance. Needle Visualization enhances the presentation of the needle without degrading the image, facilitating quick needle guidance to the target anatomy. To make it easy to conduct out-of-plane procedures, Philips L12-4 and C6-2 transducers have a centerline mark that corresponds to a centerline on the image. The system also features an on-screen gridline display that provides a visual target and distance estimation. Depth markers provides instant information about image depth, with no need to perform a specific measurement. In addition, the large monitor makes it easy to see small details. Needle Visualization significantly enhances the presentation of the needle without degrading the image of the surrounding tissue. A uniquely simplified ultrasound system To make scanning easy, Sparq is designed with an Intuitive Dynamic Interface that eliminates knobs or buttons. The AutoSCAN feature automatically identifies tissue type and continuously adjusts the image gain while scanning, minimizing interaction with system controls. Adding to the ease of use is Simplicity Mode, a one-touch solution that presents only the ultrasound functions that you use most often. The ergonomic design, with height adjustment and a large 17-inch monitor on an articulating arm, makes Sparq easy to position even in the most challenging clinical environments.
5 guided regional Simplicity Mode ON Simplicity Mode OFF To provide you with quick access to ultrasound imaging, Sparq features multiple transducer options with fast switch capability. At the beginning of an exam, the Exam Dashboard seamlessly walks you through the steps needed to start imaging. Or you can use the optional barcode scanner to obtain patient information from your hospital-generated barcode, accelerating efficiency and decreasing data entry errors. Sparq includes proven imaging technologies, such as SonoCT, which significantly reduces many of the artifacts that are inherent in conventional ultrasound, and XRES, which creates images virtually free from noise, with stunning clarity and border definition. Sparq also features a long battery life that provides mobility and access at the bedside. A sealed, easy-to-clean, tempered glass control panel facilitates disinfecting. Large monitor on articulating arm with fold down capability 360 handle for easy manipulation Cable catch Quick keys Intuitive Dynamic Interface without knobs or buttons Sealed, easy-to-clean tempered glass surface Three transducer connectors with fast switch capability Small footprint Four independent wheels Long battery life
6 A wide range of transducers and clinical applications Sparq offers the following clinical applications suited for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and pain medicine Nerve (0-4 cm, 4-6 cm, 6+ cm) Spine Musculoskeletal Musculoskeletal Superficial Vascular Access Cardiac and TEE Lung Sparq s family of transducers, including the C6-2, S4-2, L12-4, C9-4v, and X7-2t support a variety of applications.
7 Industry leading Philips image quality L12-4 transducer demonstrates detail of neural Image of the brachial plexus at the interscalene L12-4 high resolution image of the shoulder at structures and surrounding anatomy of the level showing excellent contrast resolution the level of the supraspinatous tendon showing popliteal level sciatic nerve. of fascicles at the root level. excellent detail of the muscle, tendon and tissue interfaces. L12-4 scan outlining the abdominal wall Survey of the axillary area clearly demonstrates musculature, facial planes and neural structures. the borders and tissue structures of the artery and nerve plexus. High frequency imaging depicting excellent contrast resolution of neural sonoanatomy and surrounding structures of the anterolateral abdominal wall. SonoCT and XRES work in tandem to provide L12-4 transducer provides superb resolution Supraclavicular approach to the brachial plexus exceptionally clear images. Interfaces and tissue of this radial nerve at the level of the elbow using the L12-4 transducer nicely details neural structure are well defined in this image of the supraspinatous tendon structures and surrounding anatomy
8 Supporting you beyond the product sale Supporting your system and your continuing education Philips commitment to our customers extends far beyond the product sale. Philips has consistently been recognized by our customers as providing best-in-class service. In fact, in the annual IMV ServiceTrak survey in the USA, Philips Healthcare rated number one in overall service performance for ultrasound for the eighteenth consecutive year. In addition to Philips best-in-class service solutions, Sparq is equipped with advanced service capabilities.* Remote Desktop allows virtual on-site visits for both clinical and technical support, providing fast resolution to issues and questions, and decreasing the impact on your workflow. Online Support Request provides clinical and technical support from Philips with the push of a button on your system. Utilization Reports provide data to help you manage your ultrasound assets and increase business efficiencies. They include system and transducer use; study type, duration and quantity; and referral reports. Proactive Monitoring increases system uptime by monitoring key system parameters (such as temperature, abnormal shutdowns and battery condition) and automatically sending an alert to customer care solutions center personnel if any of these parameters are out of normal range, allowing Philips to take action before system operation is affected. To enhance your ultrasound knowledge, Philips offers a range of educational tools and classes, provided both by Philips training experts as well as our clinical partners. Online training and education tools are also available. Visit to learn more. Innovative financing solutions Philips Medical Capital delivers financial solutions to help you place a new Sparq system in your facility or practice. Our financial experts understand your unique financial needs and provide flexible solutions that optimize asset utilization, reduce costs, and increase financial flexibility. * Service agreement required for access to Philips Advanced Service Features. Access to the internet is required. Not all remote features available in all countries; contact your local Philips representative for details.
9 The day you purchase a Philips imaging system is just the first day in our partnership. From that day on, we want you to rest assured that your equipment will operate as effectively and efficiently in the future as when it was brand new. Philips SmartPath provides you with solutions and innovations for the full life of your ultrasound system, so you can enhance your clinical and operational potential and achieve your organizational goals. Optimize Enhance your system s performance both now and in the future with regular and ongoing improvements. Maintenance updates assure seamless technicality and uninterrupted workflow to keep your system performing to the best of its ability. Cutting-edge software enhancements improve your equipment s functionality, reliability and serviceability, and access to our award-winning remote and onsite support services provide peace-of-mind. Enhance Expand your organization s clinical capabilities and efficiency, and take advantage of the newest innovations. Keep current with regular technology upgrades, or expand your capabilities with enhancements to existing clinical applications, as well as access to new features and functionality. Transform Boost your return on investment and transition seamlessly to a next-generation solution at the end of your system s life. With a wide range of trade-in and loyalty programs to choose from, as well as refurbished ultrasound systems, we offer you top technology at an economical price. From reducing costs to improving patient care and throughput, SmartPath is our commitment to your long-term success.
10 Philips Healthcare is part of Royal Philips Electronics How to reach us Asia Europe, Middle East, Africa Latin America North America (toll free, US only) Please visit Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights are reserved. Philips Healthcare reserves the right to make changes in specifications and/or to discontinue any product at any time without notice or obligation and will not be liable for any consequences resulting from the use of this publication. Printed in The Netherlands * SEP 2011
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