Evaluation: Samsung RS85 Prestige Premium General-Purpose Ultrasound Scanner

December 22, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Samsung RS85 Prestige is a general-purpose ultrasound scanner that can be configured for specific applications.
    • These scanners are typically used to perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, and superficial structures such as the thyroid gland, testes, and breast.
    • They are also used for ultrasound guidance during interventional procedures such as needle biopsies and fluid drainages.
  • The major device components and software features include:
    • A console
      • The console contains a computer that controls the ultrasound signal generator, receiver, and processor. The console also contains a 512 GB solid-state drive for onboard data storage, and has data input and output ports.
      • The console dimensions (W × D × H) are 56 × 98 × 140 to 171 cm (22 × 38.5 × 55.1 to 67.3 in). It weighs 134 kg (295 lb) and has 15.2 cm (6 in) double casters that all have swivel locks and brakes that the user can engage and disengage, both independently and with a central foot control located on the front of the scanner. On the front of the console above the transducer ports, there is a patient physiologic data input port. On the back of the console, there is a handle used to maneuver the scanner, as well as a data input/output panel that includes a microphone input port, an S-VHS port, a VHS port, left and right audio output ports, an RGB port, a network port, an HDMI port that does not have audio, a dongle USB port used to install optional software, and a USB port.
    • A control panel user interface
      • The control panel is used to enter patient data; select transducers, presets, and imaging modes; adjust image quality; obtain measurements; annotate images; and perform calculations. The scanner supports the vendor's S-Vision Architecture and Beamforming Engine, as well as Crystal Architecture (Crystal Pure and Crystal Beam) image processing technologies, and various modes and features, including: B-mode, M-mode, anatomical M-mode, pulsed-wave (PW) Doppler, continuous-wave (CW) Doppler, color Doppler imaging (CDI), power Doppler imaging (PDI), tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), PW-tissue Doppler, S-Harmonic, Shadow HDR to reduce shadowing artifacts, HQ Vision edge enhancement, ClearVision speckle reduction, MultiVision spatial compounding, S-Flow, LumiFlow, MV-Flow, QuickScan image optimization, NeedleMate+ needle enhancement, raw data analysis, extended field of view, EZCompare, EzExam+ protocols, and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) query retrieve.
      • The control panel is a "floating" (i.e., position-adjustable) design, with electronic up/down and side-to-side position controls; the scanner must be powered on to use these controls. There is a 33.8 cm (13.3 in) high-resolution color touchscreen, virtual time-gain compensation (TGC) controls, a QWERTY hard keyboard, trackball, hard controls, and softkeys that change function based on the mode of operation. There is one audio speaker on each side of the control panel. A handle is used to position the control panel during exams and for transport. Integrated into the control panel are transducer holders and transducer cable hooks. A gel-bottle heater is located on the right side of the control panel.
  • A 58.4 cm (23.8 in) high-resolution, in-plane switching, flat-panel LED video display used to view ultrasound images and other data. The display has a wide viewing angle and is attached to the scanner on an articulated arm to allow users to position it separately from the console panel for optimal use during exams. The display can be folded down and locked during transport. There is a USB port on the back of the display.
  • Four transducer ports, used to connect the scanner's pinless transducer connectors to the scanner. The ports are located on the lower front of the console. There is also an inactive port that can hold a probe connector.
  • Typical locations where the RS85 Prestige is used include:
    • Hospital radiology department
    • Freestanding imaging facility
    • Private physician office

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