Used CX50 Ultrasound

Used CX50 Ultrasound System
Premium performance compact ultrasound

The CX50 CompactXtreme provides premium class performance in a compact ultrasound system – even on technically difficult patients. So you don't have to sacrifice performance to get the portability benefits of a compact ultrasound product.




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.

  • Technologies
  • Specifications
  • Measurements & Reporting
  • Transducers

Big system performance in a compact size

The CX50 system and its transducers support a wide range of exams, including abdominal, vascular, small parts, musculoskeletal, breast, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, and adult cardiology. Freehand 3D, 2D, and Philips gold standard Doppler cover a broad spectrum of imaging requirements. Comprehensive analysis packages and QLAB quantification plug-ins streamline workflow for portable studies.

Premium capabilities:
Clinically proven features have been migrated from the iU22 xMATRIX premium system
to the CX50 offering a powerful tool to help you deliver your patient care.
  • PureWave transducers – provide the ability to image a wide range of patients with one transducer. You can rely on exceptional tissue detail and clarity for your portable studies, including your technically difficult patients. PureWave is supported on curved and sector transducers.
  • SonoCT imaging – compounds multiple angles, in real time, into one image with extraordinary structural clarity. No special maneuvers or techniques are needed when scanning so it's easy to have excellent images from portable studies.
  • Advanced XRES – works in tandem with SonoCT, further refining image quality with exceptional tissue differentiation.
Breakthrough workflow solutions
  • SmartExam system guided protocols – easy to use and customize to fit your requirements. Save time, reduce repeated moves, and increase efficiency and consistency of exams.
  • iSCAN one-button optimization – quickly and automatically adjusts system parameters in both 2D and Doppler modes based on patient and exam types. Fewer keystrokes are needed and you can keep your focus on the patient.
  • Active native data – adjust virtually all imaging parameters on stills and clips of 2D and Doppler data during or after exams, enhancing diagnostic details, shortening exam time, and reducing the need to repeat studies.
  • Wireless and wired DICOM connectivity – allow flexibility for data management based on your facility's setup.
  • Multiport adaptor – allows up to three imaging transducers to be connected to the system, so you can easily switch transducers mid-exam.
  • QLAB quantification – provides you with advanced analysis capabilities with plug-ins for 3D Quantification, including iSlice views (GI 3DQ), Region of Interest (ROI), Intima Media Thickness evaluation (IMT) and MicroVascular imaging (MVI). Tissue Motion Quantification (TMQ) and Strain Quantification (SQ) are supported for cardiac studies.
QLAB provides automated and objective methods for quantifying ultrasound data.
  • Review and quantification of Philips ultrasound systems image files
  • Graphic image file creation in BMP, TIF, JPG and AVI formats
  • Remove patient information from QLAB screens and prior to exporting new files
  • Exportation of quantification results data into Excel compatible spreadsheet format
  • Upgradeable with add-on plug-ins at any time to expand your capabilities from the existing options, or add new ones as they become available
  • Compatible with Philips ultrasound image formats*
  • Quick and easy access to clinical files and results
  • Built-in online help feature in eleven languages
Who will benefit from QLAB?
  • Clinicians interested in off-cart cardiac viewing, rendering and advanced quantification in 2D and 3D imaging modes
  • Clinicians interested in advanced image analysis tools, such as tissue analysis, and color and power Doppler quantification
  • Cardiology ultrasound clinicians doing contrast studies
  • Clinicians interested in assessing the intima media thickness of peripheral vascular structures, such as the carotid arteries
  • Clinicians desiring to create graphic files for presentation purposes
  • Clinicians interested in viewing, manipulating and measuring 3D data sets
SonoCT and XRES technologies – proven clinical results
  • XRES Adaptive Image Processing provides real-time image enhancement using proprietary contextural algorithms that reduce speckle, haze and clutter artifacts.
  • XRES enhances edges by correcting discontinuities between textured regions allowing improved visualization of real tissue information.
  • XRES imaging is a true adaptive image-processing technique using an amazing 350 million calculations per frame of data.
When XRES is combined with SonoCT, these extraordinary technologies enhance even the subtlest diagnostic features, helping to overcome common challenges in evaluating tissue and defining pathology, while making it even easier to achieve higher clinical accuracy and productivity gains. Clinician users at all levels of experience will find nearly the same levels of clinical clarity in their images using SonoCT and XRES.
Major XRES benefits include:
  • Enhanced tissue subtleties
  • Increased diagnostic confidence
  • Efficient patient throughput
PureWave crystal technology also supports advanced harmonics. Due to the extraordinary bandwidth of these arrays, multiple harmonic frequencies can be utilized providing breakthroughs in resolution and artifact reduction while maintaining superb penetration.

PureWave benefits:

  • Highly accurate anatomical data
  • Increased diagnostic confidence
  • Increased productivity
System Specifications
  • Foot Print - USA (H x W x D) 3" x 16.25" x 14"
  • Foot Print - Metric (H x W x D) 7.6 cm x 41.3 cm x 35.5 cm
  • Weight 13.6 lbs
User Interface
  • Monitor Size 15.4" LCD Flat Panel
  • Qwerty Keyboard Type
  • Adjustable Monitor Tilts
  • 1066 2D Frame Rate (probe dependant)
  • Pre-Processing
  • Post-Processing
  • up to 35 cm Display Depth (min/max - probe dependant)
  • Selectable Dynamic Range
  • Adjustable Transmit Focus
  • >100 Customizable Presets
  • 1 Transducer Port
Imaging Modes
  • 2D
  • M-Mode
Doppler Modes
  • High Frame Rate Color Flow
  • Color Doppler Velocity
  • Color Doppler Energy
  • Color Power Doppler
  • Directional Tissue Imaging (DTI)
  • Pulse Wave (PW)
  • Continous Wave (CW)
Software Technologies
  • 3D Imaging
  • Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI)
  • Auto Optimization
  • Panoramic Imaging
  • Dual Imaging
  • Duplex
  • Triplex
  • Clip Function
Connectivity Ports
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • Audio
Image File Format
  • AVI
  • JPG
Onboard / External Storage
  • CD/DVD
  • Cine Clips
  • Hard Drive 80 GB
Power Supply
Peripherals (Options)
  • AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Cart
  • Printer


System Applications & Reporting
  • Abdomen
  • General Imaging
  • Intraoperative / Interventional
  • Neonatal
  • Pediatrics
  • Renal
  • Veterinary Imaging
Pain Management Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Podiatry
Women's Imaging
  • Breast Imaging
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive Medicine (IVF)
Cardiac Imaging
  • Adult Echo
  • Cardiac Screening/Survey
  • Fetal Echo
  • Pediatric Echo
  • TEE
 Small Parts
  • Breast
  • Testicle
  • Thyroid
Urology Imaging
  • Pelvis
Vascular Imaging
  • Arterial
  • Carotid
  • IMT
  • Transcranial
  • Venous

User-Programmable Formulas & Tables


Transducer technology for the whole body

The piezoelectric material in an ultrasound transducer is a fundamental determinant of system image quality. However, despite many innovations in signal processing and beamformer architecture over recent decades, the same piezoelectric material – PZT (lead-zirconatetitanate) ceramics or PZT-composites – has been used for medical imaging for more than 40 years. The typical ceramic material achieves 70% polarization.

That changed with Philips' development of PureWave crystal technology, a new transducer technology using piezocrystals that exhibit a quantum improvement in electromechanical coupling and strain levels. Compared to PZT ceramics, PureWave crystals are purer, more uniform, have lower losses, and are able to transfer energy with greater precision and efficiency.

By combining PureWave crystal technology with precisely engineered matching layers and backing material, it is now possible to provide frequency coverage from a single transducer that was previously only attainable from two transducers. This new class of piezoelectric crystals significantly improves efficiency in bandwidth compared with conventional PZT ceramics, and results in images of remarkable clarity and detail with greater uniformity throughout the entire sector.

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

  • Linear Array 3-12 MHz
  • Curved Array 1-5 MHz
  • Micro-Convex 5-8 MHz
  • Phased / Sector Array 1-12 MHz*
  • Endovaginal 3-9 MHz
  • Veterinary (Equine) 5-8 MHz

Cardiac Transducers/Probes

  • Adult Cardiac 1-12 MHz*
  • Pediatric Cardiac 1-12 MHz*
  • Pencil 2 MHz & 5 MHz
  • TEE 2-7 MHz

Philips CX50 Probes / Transducers

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