Sparq delivers. By providing a new ultrasound experience, Sparq 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. The unique user interface, intelligent automation and outstanding image quality combine to make the system easy to learn and easy to use.
A uniquely simplified ultrasound system
The simplicity mode on the Sparq system presents only the ultrasound functions that you use most often. An 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. A temporary ID feature assigns a unique, temporary number to each unidentified patient, allowing you to immediately start scanning.
Guided workflow for customizable exams
SmartExam provides on-screen guided workflow for fully customizable exam protocols while automating system functions to increase consistency.
Streamlined analysis and reporting
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.
Remote reporting – Telexy Qpath
Remote reporting* provides 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 workflow.
The gold standard for security
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.
Designed for your environment
Sparq revolutionizes the user experience at the point of care.
- Articulating arm with fold-down capability
- Large 17” monitor
- 360° handle for easy manipulation
- Buttonless intuitive dynamic interface
- Three fast-switch transducer ports
- Sealed, easy-to-clean tempered glass surface
- Four independent wheels
- Cable catch
The 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 saves battery power and provides “instant on” when needed.
Increased confidence for point-of-care ultrasound
The power of Philips imaging for technically difficult patients
Sparq includes Philips proven imaging technologies designed to provide outstanding image quality: SonoCT significantly reduces many of the artifacts that are inherent in conventional ultrasound and XRES creates images virtually free from noise.
The exceptional performance of PureWave transducer technology results in improved diagnostic confidence, especially on the technically difficult patients who are becoming more prevalent in practice. PureWave transducer technology is now available on three Sparq transducers: C5-1, S5-1 and X7-2t.
Advances amazing imaging detail and penetration
Philips PureWave crystal technology represents the biggest breakthrough in piezoelectric transducer material in over 40 years. This technology allows a single transducer to achieve superb penetration even in technically difficult patients, while maintaining excellent detail resolution and flow sensitivity.
Easy procedure guidance
The L12-4 and C6-2 transducers have a centerline mark that corresponds to the centerline on the image to make it easy to conduct out-of-plane procedures.
Sparq features needle visualization, a technology that enhances the presentation of the needle without degrading the image, facilitating quick needle guidance to the anatomical target.
The system facilitates ultrasound guidance for central venous or peripheral vascular access, nerve blocks for pain management and joint aspiration procedures.
A wide range of transducers and clinical applications
Critical Care | Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine | Emergency Medicine
- Cardiac and TEE
- Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST)
- Musculoskeletal (includes superficial)
- Vascular access
- Pelvic (including bladder and OB)
- Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
- Vascular (venous and arterial)
- Vascular access
The Sparq family of transducers includes the C5-1 PureWave, C6-2, S4-2, L12 4, L12-5, L15-7io, C9-4v, X7-2t PureWave and S5-1 PureWave