Philips Affiniti 70 Ultrasound Machine

The Philips Affiniti 70 is a high-end shared-service ultrasound machine that was developed in 2014 based on the premium EPIQ 7. The Affiniti 70 looks nearly identical to the EPIQ 7 and EPIQ 5 and offers many of the same features, including single crystal PureWave transducers. The Philips Affiniti 70 also has many of the same technologies as the EPIQ series ultrasounds, including the QLAB onboard quantification set and ShareWave elastography. A unique feature of the Affiniti 70 is that it offers ShearWave Elastography as a standard feature. As a shared service ultrasound machine, the Affiniti 70 excels in both cardiology and as a women’s health unit, with superior vascular and radiology ultrasound applications. Philips ultrasounds are most well known for their cardiac imaging superiority, but the Philips Affiniti 70 also features high image quality for its price level. An alternative system at a lower price point is the Affiniti 50, although only the Affiniti 70 has the PureWave transducers and ShearWave Elastography. Scroll below for additional details and specifications on the Affiniti 70, or contact us today for more information.

Description

Overview

Dimensions and Weight of the Philips Affiniti 70

Height: (adjustable, maximum) 1626 mm (64 in), (minimum) 1422 mm (56 in)
Width: 572 mm (22.5 in)
Depth: 983 mm (38.7 in)
Weight: (no peripherals) 83.6 kg (184.4 lbs.), approx. 325 lbs. with packaging

Philips Affiniti 70 Specifications

Powerful distributed multi-core processing architecture
Up to 4,718,592 total digital channels
Image presentation: Depth from 1 cm to 30 cm (transducer-dependent)
Up to 280 dB digital broadband acoustic beamforming

Philips Affiniti 70 Electrical power

Voltage: 100V-240V
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: <289 VA depending on system configuration

Revisions

Philips Affiniti 70 Revisions

Philips first launched the Affiniti 70 in 2014 as their new high-end shared service ultrasound machine, replacing the older HD15 system. As of 2016, the Affiniti 70 had not yet had a major revision, and only minor software updates had been released. The Affiniti series has had one of the most trouble-free launches in Philips’s history, being built from what was learned in the first year of fixes for the premium EPIQ line.

Revisions to the Philips Affiniti 70

Philips Affiniti 70 (Rev 1.0)

Common configurations of the Affiniti 70

Philips Affiniti 70 with 3 transducers

This is a General imaging (GI) and Women’s health configuration

C5-1 PureWave Convex

C10-3v PureWave Endovaginal

L12-3 Linear

Philips Affiniti 70 with 3 transducers

This is a Shared Service Cardiac – GI configuration

S5-1 PureWave Cardiac Sector

L12-3 Linear

C5-1 PureWave Convex

Probes

Philips Affiniti 70 Probes / Transducers

Endocavitary C9-4v [ 4 – 9 MHz ] 128 elements, 10mmR, 181° field of view
Endocavitary C10-4ec [ 4 – 10 MHz ] 128 elements, 8mmR, 147° field of view
Bi-plane Endocavitary BP10-5ec [ 5 – 10 MHz ] 96 elements, 8.8mmR, 150° field of view
PureWave Endocavitary C10-3v [ 3 – 10 MHz ] 128 elements, 11.5mmR, 163° field of view

Convex C6-2 [ 2 – 6 MHz ] 128 elements, 10mmR, 63.7° field of view
Convex C8-5 [ 5 – 8 MHz ] 128 elements, 14mmR, 122° field of view
PureWave Microconvex C9-2 [ 2 – 9 MHz ] 192 elements, 45mmR, 102° field of view
C5-1PureWave Convex [ 1 – 5 MHz ] 160 elements, 45mmR, 111° field of view

V6-2 4D Convex  [ 2 – 6 MHz ] 192 elements, 55mmR, 100° x 85° volume field of view
3D9-3v 4D Endocavitary [ 3 – 9 MHz ] 128 elements, 26.1mm, 156° x 85° volume field of view
VL13-5 4D Linear  [ 5 – 13 MHz ] 192 elements, 38.4mm, 38 mm x 30° volume field of view

Linear L18-5 [ 5 – 18 MHz ] 288 elements, 38.9mm, ultra-fine pitch
L15-7io Intraoperative Linear [ 7 – 15 MHz ] 128 elements, 23mm,
L12-5 50 Linear [ 5 – 12 MHz ] 256 elements, 50mm, fine pitch
L12-3 Linear [ 3 – 12 MHz ] 160 elements, 38mm, fine angle steering
L12-4 Linear [ 4 – 12 MHz ] 128 elements, 34mm, fine angle steering

Cardiac Sector S4-2 [ 2 – 4 MHz ] 80 elements, 5mm
S5-1 PureWave Cardiac Sector [ 1 – 5 MHz ] 80 elements, 20.3mm
S8-3 Pediatric Cardiac Sector [ 3 – 8 MHz ] 96 elements, 15.4mm
S12-4 Neonatal Cardiac Sector [ 4 – 12 MHz ] 96 elements, 9.78mm

S7-3t Pediatric TEE transesophegeal [ 3 – 7 MHz ] 48 elements, 5mm
X7-2t xMATRIX TEE transesophegeal [ 2 – 7 MHz ] 2,500 elements

D5cwc Pedoff (CW Transducer) [ 5 MHz ] Deep venous and arterial applications, non-imaging
D2cwc Pedoff (CW Transducer) [ 2 MHz ] Adult cardiology applications, non-imaging
D2tcd Pedoff (PW Transducer) [ 2 MHz ] Transcranial Doppler applications, non-imagingMore information about Philips Affiniti 70 probes and transducers is available in this guide from our parent company, Probo Medical.

Affiniti 70 Transducers: 4D and Matrix

The Philips Affiniti 70 supports four advanced single crystal PureWave transducers; the [ 1 – 5 MHz ] C5-1 convex, the [ 2 – 9 MHz ] C9-2 convex meant for pediatric work, the [ 3 – 10 MHz ] C10-3v endovaginal, and the [ 1 – 5 MHz ] S5-1 cardiac sector probe. The Affiniti 70 also supports two transesophegeal or TEE probes, the [ 3 – 7 MHz ] S7-3t pediatric probe and the [ 2 – 7 MHz ] X7-2t adult probe. The X7-2t is an xMatrix transducer but on the Affiniti 70 it only functions in 2D mode. The EPIQ line and the Philips CX50 ultrasound, however, can use the full xPlane and 4D functions of the X7-2t. The Philips Affiniti 70 also has the [ 5 – 10 MHz ] biplane endocavitary probe that allows scanning in 2 planes without moving the transducer. Another specialty transducer is the [ 7 – 15 MHz ] L15-7io intraoperative linear, also known as a “hockey stick” probe for it’s distinctive shape that allows it to fit into tight surgical applications or small parts scanning.

Popular Philips Affiniti 70 Probes

The C5-1 PureWave is the most popular convex probe for the Affiniti 70 because of its superb image quality and penetration. Likewise the C10-3v PureWave is the most popular endovaginal for the same reasons. The [ 3 – 12 MHz ] L12-3 is the most popular linear on the Affiniti 70 because it is affordable, and strong in both vascular and MSK imaging. For cardiac scanning the [ 1 – 5 MHz ] S5-1 is the most commonly selected, again for the improved image quality at low MHz ranges that would normally lose clarity as the penetration increased.

Competitors

How the Affiniti 70 compares with other Philips systems

The Philips Affiniti 70 was launched in 2014 as the successor to the reliable HD15 ultrasound. The Affiniti 70 improves upon the HD15 with a larger monitor, a touchscreen for navigation, improved processor speed, and more transducers. The Affiniti 70 was designed from the EPIQ series and looks very similar to them, being only smaller in the size of the lower body of the ultrasound machine. The monitor, touchscreen, and keyboard are identical to the Epiq. The EPIQ 5 is positioned just above the Affiniti 70 in price and features a more powerful image processor and a few more features.

Philips Affiniti 70 vs Affiniti 50

The Affiniti 70 and 50 were launched at the same time and look virtually identical on the outside, with only a minor color difference in the main body. The Affiniti 50 is positioned just below the Affiniti 70 in price and sacrifices the PureWave transducers and ShearWave elastography.  While those with budget constraints might consider the midrange Affiniti 50, the uses of purewave probes marks the affiniti 70 and greatly superior to the Affiniti 50 and just below other units like the Epiq 5 or Epiq 7. That said, both systems are extremely reliable and well designed.

Other brands competing with the Affiniti 70

The closest competitor to the Philips Affiniti 70 from GE would be the Logiq S8, as both are shared service ultrasound machines capable of all applications. However the Voluson S8, and Vivid S6 would be similar competitors in women’s health, and cardiac respectively. The Affiniti 70 feels superior to the Logiq S8 in speed and monitor/touchscreen size. The Affiniti menus seem cleaner and more modern as well.  Most importantly the Affinti 70 has noticeably better image quality than competing systems from other brands.

Additional information

Applications

Shared-service, General Imaging, Cardiology, Vascular, Women's Health

Brands

Philips

Grades

High-end

Type

Cart Based

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