Musculoskeletal Clinical Solution

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging is moving beyond muscles and tendons. For example, identifying the exact  location of very small foreign bodies close to  moving structures of the MSK anatomy is important when planning  best method of removal.  Another indicator of pathology in MSK studies is the presence of increased blood flow due to inflammation. Accurate detection of increased blood flow can help in monitoring the effect of therapy and in patient management.

Canon Medical’s revolutionary SMI™ allows the visualisation of the micro-vascularity of MSK structures which can be impossible to detect with conventional Colour Doppler. SMI™ provides more clinically useful information in MSK examinations and has set a new standard in detecting micro-vascularity.

Canon Medical continues this revolution with the introduction of the new 33MHz transducer. This ultra-high frequency transducer is able to demonstrate detail in the skin layers, as well as superficial ligaments and tendons that has up until now been impossible to see.

Make sure you visit us at the Canon Medical booth at RANZCR for your opportunity to experience the new 33MHz ultra-high frequency imaging.

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Depth and detail. Made possible.

Canon Medical UL technology provides unprecedented resolution and industry-leading penetration for quick and reliable diagnoses.

Ultra-high Frequency. Perfect for Small Parts Examinations.

33MHz Ultra-high Frequency Linear Transducer

Canon Medical’s new i33LX9 matrix linear transducer uses iDMS technology with a frequency band of up to 33MHz, which provides extremely fine detail in the near field, making it especially useful for MSK, Rheumatology and small parts examinations.

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24MHz Ultra-high Frequency Linear Transducer
Aplio’s i-series 24MHz transducer with extended bandwidth and Dynamic MicroSlice technology provides excellent detail and definition in the near field, making it possible to visualise smaller structures such as nerves and small foreign bodies in MSK examinations.

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22MHz Hockey Stick*

Ultra-high frequency, small footprint.
Aplio’s i-series 22MHz Hockey Stick provides the ultra-high frequency needed for the most demanding small parts examinations.

New Features:

  • Very high Resolution
  • Ergonomic design with small 8mm footprint and slim cable
  • SMI-capable

*Compatible with the AplioTM i-series i800 and i900

Clinical Applications:

  • MSK
  • Small Organ
  • Peripheral Vessel
  • Intra-operative

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Imaging Ankle Tendons at 24MHz


MSK Imaging of the Ankle
Utilise all that ultrasound can offer. Canon Medical’s premium Aplio™ i-series 800 ultrasound system can provide the quality you seek when imaging musculoskeletal (MSK) cases and beyond.

Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging

Canon Medical Systems’ innovative Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) technology expands the range of visible blood flow and provides visualisation of low velocity microvascular flow never before seen with ultrasound. This has proven to be valuable in the diagnosis of tendon inflammation and arthritis.

SMI has improved dramatically to visualise the micro-vascular changes within tumours using the abdominal and linear transducers, adding more diagnostic information.

SMI forearm


MSK scanning and intervention made easy




Image Gallery

Across the range of Canon Medical’s ultrasound portfolio, exceptional image quality is achieved by utilising unique beam forming and image processing technology.

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This is an image in cross section of the median nerve at the level of the wrist crease acquired with the new 22Mhz "Hockey Stick" transducer with the Aplio i-series 800 system. High Frequency and small footprint imaging increases the accessibility of ultrasound to previously difficult to image areas.

This is a panoramic view of the calf muscles acquired with the Aplio a550 system. With the a-Beam technology, the planes (fascia) between the different muscle groups can be clearly seen - along with the fibres within the muscles.

Video clip of an injection in to the sub-acromial bursae using a Aplio™ a-series 450 system. The B mode technology provides exceptional contrast resolution for accurate needle visualisation during interventional procedures.

Video clip acquired with the 24MHz transducer from the Aplio™ i-series 800 system. Intelligent Dynamic Micro-Slice (iDMS) technology is being used to provide a uniform and crisp image throughout the field of view.

White Papers

Clinical value of SMI and ultra-high frequency transducer 24Mhz

In MSK ultrasound, artifacts or clutter can degrade the image quality and sensitivity, creating common challenges in making an accurate diagnosis. The AplioTM i-series ultrasound systems overcome the above issues by generating grayscale with high resolution and fewer artifacts.

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Case Studies

Ultrasound of the UCL – thumb

The incredible i22LH8 Hockey Stick high frequency ultrasound on AplioTM i-series 800 facilitates an improved ability to diagnose a range of UCL injuries, previously not possible on traditional ultrasound equipment.

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Available Systems

AplioTM i-series 800
AplioTM i-series 800 provides greater clinical confidence detecting first trimester heart abnormalities with high quality spatial resolution B-mode imaging and greater advancements in Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF) Doppler technology.

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AplioTM i-series 600
The AplioTM i-series 600 provides excellent contrast and spatial resolution for a more confident diagnosis of subtle echotexture changes in the liver. Small structures representing possible HCC can be visualised earlier resulting in quicker treatment.

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AplioTM a-series 450 and 550
Integrating industry-leading imaging technologies, advanced applications and intuitive controls for the busy clinician in the routine imaging department.

Download brochure for General Imaging –  AplioTM a-Series 550    Download brochure for General Imaging –  AplioTM a-Series 450    Learn more


Upcoming Events


Thursday, 25 October to Sunday, 28 October 2018
8:30am – 6:00pm

National Convention Centre Canberra
31 Constitution Avenue
Civic ACT 2601, Australia
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Saturday, 17 November 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm

Queensland University of Technology
Cnr Musk and Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059, Australia
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Saturday, 24 November 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm

Deakin University Faculty of Health
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, 75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216, Australia

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Sunday, 25 November 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm

Austin Hospital, John Lindell Lecture Theatre
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC 3084, Australia

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