Clarius unveils the world’s first ultra-high frequency handheld ultrasound scanner

The new Clarius L20 HD features the highest definition wireless imaging for superficial applications.

Clarius L20 HD

Clarius Mobile Health released the Clarius L20 HD, an easy-to-use handheld ultrasound scanner with ultra-high definition medical imaging for superficial applications.

Designed to provide extremely high image quality in the near field (skin line to 4cm), the Clarius L20 HD is ideal for a variety of clinical settings including MSK, rheumatology, podiatry, plastic surgery, microsurgery, pediatric anesthesia, line placement and other specialty applications that currently rely on costly cart-based systems to visualize shallow anatomy.

Why does it matter?

The Clarius L20 HD costs a fraction of traditional and cart-based systems that start from $35,000, representing over 80% savings. It is available now in the United States for $6,900, in the United Kingdom for £5,750, and the EU for €6,250.

The Clarius L20 HD has been cleared by the FDA and has CE Mark for the EU.

Offering a frequency range of 8-20 MHz, the Clarius L20 HD is capable of imaging down to 4 cm. With its easy-to-use apps for iOS and Android, it delivers high-quality images that are comparable to premium cart-based systems, without the need to adjust complex knobs and switches. Artificial intelligence adjusts imaging parameters in real-time based on the scanning application.

The secret to the high image quality of the Clarius L20 HD is in the design. The Clarius Octal Beamforming technology brings advanced beamforming technology typically only found in high-end cart-based systems. The Clarius L20 HD features 8 octal beams and 192 elements to deliver faster frame rates and a high definition image quality that physicians can trust.

Like all Clarius HD scanners, the L20 comes with no annual fees, unlimited Clarius Cloud storage, unlimited users, free one-touch telemedicine with Clarius Live and with a 7-day money-back guarantee.

On the record

“Every medical practitioner should have access to high definition imaging to improve confidence in diagnoses and accuracy in guided procedures. Historically, ultra-high frequency imaging for superficial scanning was only found on costly premium systems, which has been a barrier to adoption,” says Clarius CEO Laurent Pelissier. “We’ve miniaturized ultrasound, without compromising image quality. With the Clarius L20, we are excited to release the highest frequency ultrasound imaging in a wireless scanner now at such an affordable price point.”

The context

According to one study, over the next five years, the Handheld Ultrasound Equipment market will register an 18.9% CAGR in terms of revenue, with the global market size reaching $510.5 million by 2025, up from $255.1 million in 2019.