April 28, 2014 in Special Events News

Winthrop-University Hospital is First Provider to Receive 
SAMSUNG UGEO WS80A Premium Ultrasound System

Ridgefield Park, NJ – April 28, 2014Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced that Winthrop-University Hospitalis the first U.S. provider to receive Samsung’s premium ultrasound system – the Samsung UGEO WS80A. The news comes one month after the U.S. launch of the UGEO WS80A, which combines Samsung’s latest medical imaging technology and 5D adaptive segmentation in an effort to redefine ultrasound for women’s health.

Mineola, NY-based Winthrop-University Hospital also collaborated with Samsung engineers and application specialists on the evaluation and development of key U.S. requirements for the UGEO WS80A system. The system is in use in the main ultrasound unit of Winthrop, where the staff of six Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors and 20 perinatal sonographers have benefited from the system’s performance, intuitive design and ease of use of the console.

“The image quality, improved workflow, user interface, and user acceptability of the Samsung UGEO WS80A has renewed an environment of discovery and enthusiasm in our seasoned and well-trained ultrasound staff,” said Dr. Martin Chavez, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital. “This ultrasound systems goes a long way in showcasing what Samsung wants to be known for – being a leader in woman’s healthcare imaging.”

The Samsung UGEO WS80A incorporates Samsung's latest innovations to deliver fast, easy and accurate ultrasound images for OB/GYN applications. Key features include:

  • 21.5” Wide LED Monitor with 10.1” Touch Panel – offers exceptional image quality and an intuitive user interface
  • 5D Adaptive Segmentation – 5D visualization technology streamlines work flow using adaptive segmentation of volume anatomy for more consistent and confident clinical assessment.
  • FRV™ (Feto Realistic View) – provides detailed 3D visualization of subtle anatomical features, enhancing both diagnostic confidence and the patient experience.
  • Single Crystal Probe – advanced piezoelectric crystal design offers high resolution and penetration through its wide bandwidth.
  • Five Year Standard Warranty – Reflecting Samsung’s confidence in the new system, the UGEO WS80A will come with a five-year standard warranty, offering healthcare providers a reliable, cost-effective and operationally efficient ultrasound for women’s health applications.

“We are thrilled with the positive response Winthrop has expressed in just the first month of its implementation of the premium Samsung UGEO WS80A ultrasound system,” said Doug Ryan, Group Vice President for Health and Medical Equipment at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “We are confident that our expanded portfolio of ultrasound imaging solutions will help improve both the provider and patient experience in the women’s health market.”

The UGEO WS80A features the Hybrid Beamforming Engine™ evo, providing improved gray scale and color while delivering a more precise signal than previous beamforming engines. SDMR™ evo offers speckle reduction, as well as edge and contrast enhancement for clear, distinct images. The system features an ergonomic design with user conveniences such as smooth height adjustment and a gel warmer, while the touchscreen provides an intuitive user interface for easy operation.

The UGEO WS80A, together with other models in Samsung’s ultrasound portfolio, will be on display at booth #1737 of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 26-30, 2014.

To learn more about Samsung Electronics’ healthcare division, its subsidiaries and products, please visit samsung.com/healthcare.   

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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About Winthrop-University Hospital
Winthrop-University Hospital is a 591-bed academic medical center and offers a broad spectrum of women's health care, from annual examinations and preventive care to advanced laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, including fetal surgery, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Winthrop’s board certified perinatal specialists also provide state-of-the-art care to patients with complicated pregnancies. This also includes the region's only Fetal Surgery program which allows in-utero treatment options which can be life saving under certain circumstances. For more information about the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winthrop-Univeristy Hospital, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org