Designed to meet the requirements for a wide range of applications and clinical environments, the Sonimage HS1 delivers premium performance and an intuitive workflow, combining the advantages of a mobile solution with high performance and advanced features. Konica Minolta’s Ultra broad-band transducers in combination with the advanced 3THI (Triad Tissue Harmonic Imaging) deliver an exceptional resolution and image clarity through the whole picture, starting from the very first millimeters. The Simple Needle Visualization (SNV) technology enhances the needle visualization on the ultrasound image. SNV is straightforward and effective and supports ultrasound-guided procedures, performed with both in-plane and out-of-plane approaches. For in-plane interventions Sonimage HS1 detects automatically the needle, optimizing its visualization. Simple Clear Flow provides a precise and sensitive visualization of low flow velocities, enabling early detections. The Sonimage HS1 offers the possibility to display the 18MHz imaging scaled down to 1 cm depth which provides a comfortable visualization of details on the screen. The Sonimage HS1 features an intuitive user interface, thanks to the touch screen technology on the 15” IPS LCD monitor. It also offers the possibility to display the ultrasound image full screen, making it 133% larger. The Sonimage HS1 also implements phased array technology, meeting the requirements for cardiac applications with tools and features, such as TDI and CW-mode. Auto IMT (intima-medial thickness) calculation is an advanced quantification application to assess arterial health. This non-invasive method to evaluate cardio-vascular risk also calculates vascular age and Framingham risk factors. Strain elastography, a real-time qualitative imaging method displaying the relative stiffness of tissues, is also delivered by the Sonimage HS1, providing further clinical information in the assessment of soft tissues and superficial lesions.