Philips Sparq Ultrasound
A New Way of Thinking
Sparq delivers by providing a new ultrasound experience. It makes scanning and interpreting quality ultrasound images at the point-of-care as simple as possible, giving you more time to focus on your patients. Sparq’s unique user interface, intelligent automation, and outstanding image quality combine to make the system easy to learn and easy to use.
Below is a generalized description of this systems technology, specifications, features, and options. The below may not reflect the features and options available on units in our inventory.
The Simplicity Mode on the Sparq system presents only the ultrasound functions that you use most often. The Intuitive Dynamic Interface adjusts as you interact with the control panel. The AutoSCAN feature automatically identifies tissue types and continuously adjusts image gain.
The Exam Dashboard seamlessly walks you through the steps needed to begin an exam. The Temporary ID feature assigns a unique, temporary number to each unidentified patient, allowing you to immediately start scanning.
SmartExam provides on-screen guided workflow for fully customizable exam protocols while automating system functions, and thus increasing consistency. When the exam is complete, comprehensive tools aid analysis and reporting. Wireless
DICOM networking capabilities make it easy to share and archive images and reports.
Sparq’s Remote Reporting* feature provides clinicians remote access to the Telexy Qpath** POCUS workflow solution. This feature allows clinicians to interact with the ultrasound images and Qpath worksheets directly from Sparq. The ability to complete and approve ultrasound exam reports at the point-of-care uniquely enhances work flow in the emergency department.
Philips recognizes the importance of securing your ultrasound system and protecting your patient data. The security feature on Sparq is a defense-in-depth strategy that comprises five layers: firewall, operating system hardening, malware protection, access controls, and patient data encryption. Each of these layers plays an important role in helping you thwart hackers, defend against malware, and prevent unauthorized access.
Sparq’s ergonomic design and small footprint make it easy to position even in the most constrained clinical environments. For scanning comfort, the clinician can independently adjust the height of the system as well as the height of the monitor. To facilitate easy viewing, the large 17-inch monitor with automatic ambient light compensation is on an articulating arm.
The sealed, tempered glass control panel facilitates easy cleaning and disinfecting.
Sparq features a long battery life that provides mobility and access at the bedside. The Sleep Mode lets you save battery power and provides “instant on” when you need it.
The value of a Philips ultrasound system extends far beyond technology. With every Sparq system, you get access to our award-winning service organization,* competitive financing, and educational tools that help you get the most out of your system.
We work as one with your team to keep your Sparq system running smoothly.
On-cart transducer test provides a non-phantom method to test Sparq transducers at any time, giving you confidence in your diagnostic information.
Easy, rapid technical and clinical support through remote desktop enables a virtual visit with a Philips expert.
Philips proactive monitoring increases system availability by predicting potential system disruptions and proactively acting on them, letting you focus on what is most important – your patients
The support request button allows you to enter a request directly from the control panel, for a fast and convenient communication mechanism with Philips experts without leaving your patient, minimizing workflow interruption.
Data intelligence tools can help you make informed decisions to improve workflow, deliver quality patient care, and decrease the total cost of ownership.
This ultrasound utilization tool provides individual transducer usage and the ability to sort by exam type. Understanding your needs,
- General Imaging
- Anatomical M-Mode
- Color M-Mode
- Directional Color Power
- CW Doppler
- Tissue Harmonics (THI)
- Speckle Reduction
- Compound Imaging
- Tissue Doppler
- Needle Visualization
- Live Compare
- Power Doppler
- PW Doppler
- Auto Optimization
- Stress Echo
- 2011- Current
Video and Output Options:
- 1280 x 1024
- 146 lbs, 35″ x 21″ x 25″
- Structured Reports
PC Export Formats:
- 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
- 320 GB
Maximum Depth (cm):
Max Frame Rate (FPS):
Sparq Clinical Applications for Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
- Cardiac and TEE
- Vascular access
- Pelvic (including OB)
- Vascular (venous and arterial)
Curved Transducers/ Probes:
- C6-2 (2-6 MHz)
- C5-1 PureWave (1-5 MHz)
Linear Transducers/ Probes:
- L12-4 (4-12 MHz)
- L15-7io (7-15 MHz) -Hockey
Cardiac Transducer/ Probe:
- S4-2 (2-4 MHz)
Endocavity Transducer/ Probes:
- C9-4v (4-9 MHz)
Transesophegeal Transducer/ Probe:
- X7-2t PureWave (2-7 MHz)