Evaluation: Philips Healthcare Sparq Point-of-Care Ultrasound Scanner

August 29, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


Here's how the Philips Sparq compares with the other products we've evaluated.

Click the device names below to view our complete findings for each model. Products are listed alphabetically by supplier. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

The Philips Healthcare Sparq ultrasound scanner is a good choice for point-of-care applications.

The Sparq. (Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare.)
  1. The Sparq ultrasound scanner is intended for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications.

a) POCUS refers to the use of the technology by the treating physician or other caregiver at the point of care (POC), as opposed to sending the patient to an imaging specialist such as a radiologist.

b) POCUS scanners are also used to guide interventional procedures, such as therapeutic injection of medications or diagnostic biopsies.

  1. Major hardware...

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