The first Open Source ultrasound system?

SSI Aixplorer

As Vincent reported in his post „Medical GNOME„, the French company SuperSonic Imagine (founded in 2005) just announced its next-generation ultrasound system for breast lesion imaging that will come with mostly Open Source software components.

The new system is called Aixplorer™. According to the message of N. Bruguier in the GNOME Desktop Development List it is based upon a derivative of Ubuntu. Beside GNOME/GTK the Cairo graphics library and the Cairo Composite Manager are utilized for its GUI.

Their customized packages and patches are available via Launchpad.

Very nice! But when browsing through the product brochure it seems that the utilization of Open Source software still seems not to be a viable marketing argument.

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