Toshiba Aplio 500 Ultrasound Machine


Picture the Perfect Ultrasound System

Now take a closer look at Toshiba's Aplio™ 500 and you'll see advancements in every aspect of technology and performance. From unsurpassed image quality that delivers exceptional depth and detail to sophisticated ergonomics and software enhancements that elevate efficiency to unmatched levels, Aplio 500 defines a new era in performance.



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Toshiba's Aplio 500 system overcomes the challenges of conventional ultrasound and delivers picture-perfect images with unprecedented resolution and detail. Toshiba's revolutionary High-Density Beamformer architecture uses the most advanced digital signal processing technology to reveal clinical information and delivers that information quickly and reliably using an array of unique imaging technologies.

Next Generation Precision Imaging

Precision Imaging enhances the definition of structures and sharpens borders to separate clinical information from clutter and noise for a more accurate representation of patient anatomy.

Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI)

D-THI overcomes the limitations of conventional Tissue Harmonic imaging by providing improved visualization and definition of lesions, cysts and subtle tissue characteristics while scanning at increased depth and on difficult-to image patients.

Tissue Specific Optimization (TSO)

Ultrasound imaging is dependent on the acoustic characteristics of each patient. TSO provides the ability to adjust the speed of sound to minimize beam distortion and optimize image quality in different body types and conditions.

Advanced Dynamic Flow™ (ADF)

Toshiba's exclusive ADF feature employs sophisticated high-resolution, color-flow technology to display the smallest blood vessels and complex blood flow with amazing accuracy.


Providing an unparalleled level of image uniformity and detail in every mode, ApliPure+ real-time compounding combines the advantages of spatial and frequency compounding while preserving clinically significant markers.

3D/4D Imaging

Aplio 500's comprehensive 3D/4D volume imaging suite extends your diagnostic capabilities, delivering a degree of 3D detail and resolution unrivaled in the industry. The High-Density Volume Rendering Engine allows you to capture volume data sets at high-volume rates for shorter exam times and greater productivity.

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Aplio's High-Density Beamformer Architecture forms the foundation of the advanced imaging capabilities and breakthrough technologies that enable you to see more and do more in the diagnosis and treatment of your patients.

Ultrasound from the inside out with Fly Thru imaging

The industry's first Fly Thru* technology is a 3D volume rendering technique that allows you to soar through cavities, ducts and vessels from the inside and in 3D. Similar to virtual endoscopy, Fly Thru is a revolutionary tool for exploring lesions and masses and planning interventional procedures. This technology function is available both during or post exam.

Smart Fusion

Smart Fusion* offers the best of both worlds by synchronizing ultrasound with CT images for
locating hard-to-find lesions and improving confidence during ultrasound-guided biopsies. Smart Fusion reads 3D DICOM data sets from CT systems and, using position sensors located on the ultrasound transducer, displays the corresponding images, side-by-side with the live ultrasound image.

Merging modalities to improve confidence

Matching the transducer position with the pre-acquired 3D data set is a simple and quick two-step process. By moving the transducer over the region of interest, you can now browse the area simultaneously in both real- time ultrasound and pre-acquired volume data. Intelligent target and marker points facilitate navigation in the region of interest.

Position sensor

A magnetic position sensor with sub-millimeter accuracy allows for precise spatial correlation of different imaging modalities in real-time. Attaching the sensor to the transducer shaft allows for undisturbed imaging and intervention.

Personalized. Productivity.

See ultrasound that's designed with you in mind

Every aspect of Aplio 500 has been optimized to facilitate superior workflow. With customizable, ergonomic features that improve efficiency and throughput,
along with unsurpassed service and support that helps minimize downtime and maximize clinical utilization, Aplio 500 is designed with you in mind.

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  • A premium quality, high-resolution 19" LCD has an articulating arm and handle for simple repositioning
  • The versatile console can adjust both vertically and horizontally to create more convenient patient access
  • Lighter, eco-friendly (using 23% less power than previous systems) and with a smaller footprint, the Aplio 500 glides into place and puts you closer to your patient than ever before
  • Ergonomic transducers deliver superb image quality across clinical applications

See things your way with iStyle™+

Toshiba's unique and innovative iStyle+ productivity suite gives you a full range of workflow automation tools that bring ergonomic relief by minimizing
keystrokes, reducing exam times, and raising the consistency of exams.

Reduce operator fatigue and exam times with the industry's most customizable user interface and touchscreen display. Virtually all keys can be reassigned to suit your personal preference and provide one-button access to major imaging modes and functions.

Reduce exam time with the new Quick Start menu. The fully customizable Quick Start sub-presets allow you to optimize image quality and color flow for a specific clinical target at the touch of a single button.

Automate workflow when performing complex ultrasound examinations with Quick Assist protocols. Featuring oneclick operation, Quick Assist helps increase consistency and standardize exams from start to finish and from patient to patient. This allows you to focus even more on what really matters – the image and the patient.

Achieve greater consistency in exams by optimizing image quality in all modes with the single push of a
button using Quick Scan image optimization.

System Specifications

  • Weight: 374.9 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 23" W x 54".7 - 70.5" H x 35" - 39.8" D


  • 19-inch LCD monitor
  • Resolution: 1280 x 1024 with a viewing angle of 170o

Imaging Modes and Processing

  • B-mode
  • M-mode
  • Spectrum Doppler
  • Color Doppler
  • Reference signal (UJUR-A500A or UJUR-A501 A required)
  • Contrast Harmonic Imaging (USHI-A500A required)
  • CHI-Q (USHI-A500A & USCQ-A500A required)
  • MicroPure (USMP-A500A required)
  • Elastography-FLR (USEL-A501A required)
  • 4D (UIMV-A500A required)
  • Smart Fusion (USFN-A500A & UIFR-A500A required)
  • Fly Thru (UIMV-A500A AND USFT-500A required)
  • 2D WallMotion Tracking (UJUR-A500A or UJUR-A501A & USWT-A500A required)
  • Stress Echo (UJUR -A500A or UJUR-A501A & USSE-A500A required)

User Interface and Remappable Controls

  • Customizable User Interface and Touch Screen Display

Application-Specific Calculations

  • Cardiac
  • Obstetrics
  • Vascular

Onboard Image and Clip Storage/Review

  • 8 GB internal Flash memory storage capability
    • Potential to store 30,000 images or 960 2-second clips
  • Clip Store capability (maximum single clip length: 60 seconds)
  • Clip Store capability via either number of heart cycles (using the ECG) or time base Maximum storage in ECG beats mode is 10 heart cycles Maximum storage in time base mode is 60 seconds
  • Cine review up to 255 frame-by-frame images

Measurement Tools, Pictograms, and Annotations

  • 2D: Distance calipers, ellipses and manual trace
  • Doppler: Velocity measurements, pressure half time, auto and manual trace
  • M-Mode: Distance and time measurements, heart rate calculation
  • User-selectable text and pictograms
  • User-defined, application-specific annotations


  • DICOM (option)
  • DVD Input / output
    • S-VHS (input & output)
    • VCR control Signal: RS-232C
  • Printer Signal
    • USB ports (2)
  • 5 Channel External USB for data transfer
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Base T: 1 channel
  • Footswitch: 2 switch footswitch

Peripheral devices

  • B/W digital printer: Sony UP-D897 or Mitsubishi P95DW

System Applications & Reporting

  • Abdomen
  • Contrast Imaging
  • General Imaging
  • Intraoperative / Interventional
  • Pediatrics
  • Renal
  • Veterinary Imaging

Pain Management Imaging

  • Anesthesia
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Orthopedic
  • Podiatry

Women's Imaging

  • Breast Imaging
  • Elastography
  • Gynecology
  • MicroPure Calcification
  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive Medicine (IVF)

Cardiac Imaging

  • Adult Echo
  • Cardiac Screening/Survey
  • ECG
  • Pediatric Echo
  • Stress Echo
  • TEE

Small Parts

  • Breast
  • Testicle
  • Thyroid

Urology Imaging

  • Pelvis
  • Prostate

Vascular Imaging

  • Arterial
  • Carotid
  • IMT
  • Venous
  • Volume Flow

User-Programmable Formulas & Tables

Structured Reporting

  • DICOM-Cardiac Structured Reporting
  • DICOM-Vascular Structured Reporting
  • DICOM-OB/GYN Structured Reporting



  • 4 Transducer Ports
  • Broadband and multifrequency
  • Linear Array, Curved Array, Phased Array, Multiplane TEE (US only), and Micro-Convex

Transducers / Probes (*Displayed MHz range includes multiple transducers)

  • Linear Array 4-14 MHz*
  • Intraoperative / Hockey Stick 4-14 MHz*
  • Curved Array 1.9-9.2 MHz*
  • Micro-Convex 1.8-10.5 MHz*
  • Biopsy 1.9-6 MHz*
  • Phased / Sector Array 1.8-8.5 MHz*
  • Endocavity 4.7-8.8 MHz*
  • Endorectal 5-10 MHz*
  • Veterinary (Equine) 1.8-10.5 MHz*

Cardiac Transducers/Probes

  • Adult Cardiac 1.8-4.8 MHz*
  • Pediatric Cardiac 3-8.5 MHz*
  • Pencil 2 MHz & 5 MHz
  • TEE 2.5-7.5 MHz*

3D / Volume Transducers/Probes

  • Abdominal 1.8-7.2 MHz*
  • Endocavity 4.7-8.8 MHz*
  • Linear 7.2-14 MHz*

Toshiba Aplio 500 Probes / Transducers

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