Powered by the industry’s most advanced Realtime Application Platform, Aplio 500 provides you with a complete range of exclusive, clinically proven technologies to increase your diagnostic confidence. By giving you valuable additional information in easy to understand visual, parametric and quantitative formats, these ­advanced technologies can help you avoid supplementary exams to get your diagnostic answer. Thus, you can save expenses and enhance your department’s productivity.

HemangiomaContrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

Our comprehensive contrast imaging package allows you to assess perfusion dynamics in a wide range of clinical settings. Depending on the system configuration, up to 24 transducers support contrast-enhanced studies, including an ample variety of specialized probes such as high frequency, intra-operative, intra-cavity and 3D/4D transducers.

Renal cell carcinomaContrast quantification

Aplio 500’s CEUS quantification suite allows you to assess perfusion dynamics with high precision and flexibility to create objective results for clinical research and routine. The software is highly reproducible thanks to its raw data processing and its semi-automatic ROI tracking functionality. The contrast quantification suite is available as option on both the console and the workstation.

Malignant breast lesionRealtime elastography

Our comprehensive elastography solution with raw data functionality assists you in localizing and assessing palpable masses with high accuracy, sensitivity and reproducibility in a wide range of clinical settings. Different degrees of tissue elasticity can be quantified or color-coded in parametric ­images making suspicious tissue changes ­quantifiable and ­visible in the ultrasonic image.

Liver MetastasisShear wave elastography

Canon’s shear wave technology provides a quantitative measure and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings ranging from abdominal to small parts examinations. The highly accurate and reproducible tool provides fully integrated measurement and reporting for seamless integration into your clinical workflow.

Early Stage HCCSmart Maps

Aplio’s Smart Maps allow you to visualize and quantify shear wave propagation in a user-defined region of interest in realtime. The user can select both dynamic propagation speed and elasticity displays for visual assessment and quantification.

Early Stage HCCPropagation mapping

Aplio’s unique propagation map is a powerful and intuitive tool to visually assess the quality of an elastogram. Areas with distorted or absent shear wave propagation are easily recognized by means of a disrupted wave front.


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The principle behind shear wave elastography

Shear waves are generated inside the human body by means of an ultrasonic burst (left). Depending on tissue stiffness, shear waves travel at varying speed, but generally very slowly through the human body. Their propagation can be followed and visualized using conventional ultrasound imaging techniques (right). The propagation speed of the shear waves directly correlates with tissue stiffness.

Interventional Imaging

Aplio provides you with a wide range of tools and options for advanced imaging and interventions, helping you to deliver better outcomes from early detection to treatment and follow-up. Dedicated transducers and an abundance of imaging and navigation tools help you enhance clinical confidence and accuracy during interventional procedures and their follow-up.


Smart Fusion

Correlating different imaging modalities in real-time, Smart Fusion allows you to locate difficult lesions faster, to navigate complex anatomy securely, and to improve your confidence while carrying out invasive procedures. For a comprehensive pre- and post-interventional evaluation Smart Fusion allows you to work in any ultrasound imaging mode including color Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
Liver Metastasis
Smart Fusion


Smart Fusion reads 3D DICOM data sets from all major imaging modalities and shows the corresponding images contained in realtime adjacent to the live ultrasound display.

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Liver lesionSmart Navigation

To enhance precision and patient safety during ultrasound-guided treatment procedures, the position and direction of up to three biopsy needles can be tracked electronically with Aplio. Color-coded, virtual biopsy lines corresponding with the needle positions are displayed on the live image to facilitate navigation.

Melanoma punctured with 18G needleBEAM

Canon’s Biopsy Enhancement Auto Mode (BEAM) provides a clearer visualization of biopsy needles in the live ultrasound image. BEAM enhances the visibility of a biopsy needle and works with all common needle sizes. The function provides three enhancement levels and selects the best scan angle fully automatically.

Thyroid carcinoma, lymph nodeCenter Marker

Aplio’s Center Marker is a handy tool for matching the position of a given lesion or region of interest seen in the ultrasound image with the corresponding spot on the skin surface or vice versa. The Center Marker can help facilitate biopsies or procedures involving other imaging modalities.