Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
Since all we do is POCUS, we understand how important it is to be flexible. That’s why we’ve created multiple pricing options, to make Kosmos available for any budget. From subscription, to 18-month lease, to standard capital purchase pricing, we have you covered. With that said, pricing depends on the configuration you choose and where you live so it’s a little tricky to make post that here. But, getting a quote is quick and easy, all you have to do is contact us.
Refer to the chemical compatibility document here.
Kosmos offers AI applications such as Trio, guidance grading an labeling, as well as AI FAST. For POCUS training we recommend EMsono, or one of the many other POCUS training experts on our education page.
Signostics was our original company name back when all we produced was a bladder scanner. When we launched the Kosmos AI-enabled POCUS device, it called for a new name: EchoNous which means “Intelligent Sound.”
Kosmos has advanced imaging modes and industry leading image quality including AI Labeling, AI Guidance and more AI features designed to make highly portable POCUS more capable and easier to learn. Kosmos is also highly advanced, with more capabilities and features than any other handheld product, such as CW Doppler.
The short answer is yes, but you will need an internet connection when you initially register your transducer, when you send images to your DICOM destination, and when you update your Kosmos App.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
A portable ultrasound machine, also known as a handheld ultrasound device or a portable ultrasound scanner, is a medical imaging device that uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of the internal structures of the human body. Because it is compact, it can be used in a wider variety of places than a cart system.
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Kosmos is compatible with a variety of Apple iOS and Android tablets. For the most up-to-date list, see our compatible device list.
Venous Congestion Evaluation using Ultrasound (VexUS) is a four step protocol that evaluates and scores the severity of venous congestion at multiple points: Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), liver, gut and kidneys. Click here to learn more.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a versatile and compact ultrasound technology that has transformed the way we diagnose and monitor various medical conditions. Unlike traditional ultrasound, which is typically performed in radiology departments, POCUS is performed by healthcare providers directly involved in patient care, such as physicians, nurses, and even paramedics. At EchoNous, our goal with Kosmos and its cutting edge AI, is to make POCUS more capable, accessible, and intuitive without compromising on image quality or performance. With Kosmos, for the first time, POC users have a system at the price of a handheld that performs on par with full-featured cart-based systems.
Ultrasound-guided intravenous (IV) placement is a medical procedure in which an ultrasound machine is used to help healthcare providers locate and insert an intravenous catheter (IV line) into a patient’s vein. This technique is particularly useful when traditional methods of finding and accessing veins are difficult due to factors such as obesity, small or fragile veins, or a patient’s medical condition.
No. To avoid issues with excess weight and overheating we designed our transducers to operate from the output power of the tablet. Since mobile phones do not provide enough power to operate the Kosmos Transducers, they are not compatible.
Yes, the Lexsa transducer can be used with any compatible tablet.
There are two reasons why the Torso One for Bridge and the Torso One for Android and iOS are not interchangeable.
1. They are built on two fundamentally different platforms: the Bridge Torso One is a PCIe framework, while the Torso One for Android and iOS is built on the USB framework.
2. The connectors are different to prevent interchangeability. NOTE: it is very important that you don’t plug the Bridge Torso One into any other USB port or you risk damaging the system.
Kosmos Ultrasound brings the capabilities of powerful high-end cart systems and engineering to a sophisticated handheld mobile solution to support Point-of-Care physicians with diagnostic images. The Kosmos Ultrasound System is also available in a small cart configuration. AI features include AI FAST, Auto EF and AI Trio Guidance, Grading, Labeling of optimal imaging planes. Imaging features include 2D, Color & Power Doppler as well as PW, TDi, and CW Doppler
Kosmos Ultrasound is available on 3 platforms, iOS, Android, and Bridge. Kosmos Bridge is our proprietary platform for users who do not prefer iOS or Android.
The EchoNous Bladder Scanner (Formerly Signostics Bladder Scanner) is a highly reliable, all-electronic, non-mechanical bladder scanning probe with no moving parts, thus bringing a new level of reliability and durability to assessing bladder volume.
Kosmos Torso One is our highly capable 2-in-1 probe. It is a phased array that has been designed for exceptional cardiac and abdominal imaging.
Kosmos Lexsa is our Linear probe that provides exceptional linear imaging for any of your superficial POCUS exams. Lexsa will be great for exams such as: lung imaging, vascular access, PICC placement, needle guided procedures, MSK, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, vascular studies, foreign body, .
EchoNous Vein provides ultrasound guidance in peripheral IV placement. It allows quick acquisition of clear images of veins at depths from 1 to 5 centimeters and assess the diameter to identify the proper catheter length and gauge size.
Kosmos can be purchased directly either from our sales team here, or by contacting our corporate office directly.
Yes Kosmos is available on a variety of iPads. Please see this list for compatible iPads here.
Yes, Kosmos is supported on Android devices. Please reference our compatibility list here.
Bridge is 90 mins on Battery. iOS with AI & CW on continuous scanning not stopping is 3 hours battery life.
On Android and iOS Kosmos provides USB export of images as well as DICOM capability.
Yes, we provide exceptional linear imaging with our Kosmos Lexsa probe. We also support advanced imaging modes such as Color Power Doppler and Pulsed Wave Doppler.
Yes, we provide exceptional cardiac imaging with our phased array probe. We also provide industry leading AI features for both cardiac and abdominal imaging.
Curved array probes are designed for abdominal scanning. Our Torso One can produce excellent cardiac and abdominal imaging.
Kosmos has a five year warranty.
Kosmos has an Ingress Protection ratting of IP67. Please see the American National Standards for more information.
Our Bridge tablet has an Ingress Protection ratting of IP22. Our probes are IP67. See our comprehensive spec sheet on our resource page here.
No, inverting the image on 2D is not supported at this time.
Currently, Kosmos AI will label Abdominal and cardiac structures with AI FAST, and it will label cardiac features as well as provide transducer placement guidance and image quality grading with the TRIO feature.
We do not currently have an OB preset.
Yes, Bridge, Android and iOS platforms support screen casting. Screen casting options on Bridge can be found in the settings menu, while Android and iOS tablets support screen casting with their native capabilities (usually located in their settings menu). For more info on how to do this on Bridge, read the user manual. For more information on how to do this on your Android or iOS tablet, review the manual that came with your device.
Bridge, iOS and Android platforms have parity across the majority of features including AI, PW, CW, TDI, and more. There are some cases where the capabilities across systems are not exactly the same due to product development timelines. For the latest information on what is available on each platform, refer to our resource page or your device manual.
Yes, our Toso One probe offers Pulsed Wave Doppler (PW), Continuous Wave Doppler (CW) and Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI). With respect to the Lexsa probe (our linear array), we offer Pulsed Wave Doppler.
Yes, we have DICOM, as well as USB C export (JPEG, etc).
Our probes offer: 3sec, 5sec, 10sec, 15sec, 20sec and 30sec clips available in imaging preferences to change at any time before, during or after an exam.
Yes, with the creation of a DICOM profile.
Kosmos supports, over the air updates with WIFI connection.
No. A network connection is only required to initially register your transducer, export to your DICOM destination, or update your device software.
Kosmos provides state-of-the-art AI to make scanning a seamless and easier process. We group our AI features into four categories: Trio, Kosmos Ejection Fraction, Us2.ai and FAST AI. Trio provides automated grading, guidance, and labeling. Kosmos Ejection Fraction provides automated EF calculations. Us2.ai provides guidance on capturing CW/PW/TDI for reporting. Finally FAST AI provides automated anatomical labeling and view identification. For more information see our web page on Kosmos AI here.
Pulsed Wave Doppler (PW) is a specialized ultrasound technique used in medical imaging to assess blood flow within the body. It’s particularly valuable for evaluating the velocity and direction of blood flow in arteries, veins, and other vessels. Pulsed Wave Doppler provides important diagnostic information in various medical fields, including cardiology, vascular medicine, and obstetrics.
Kosmos stands out as the sole handheld ultrasound device equipped with Continuous Wave Doppler capability—a critical tool in the medical imaging arsenal for evaluating blood flow, especially in cardiovascular and vascular contexts. Continuous Wave (CW) Doppler ultrasound, a specialized Doppler technique, plays a pivotal role by delivering uninterrupted, real-time insights into blood flow velocity and direction. This advanced technology empowers medical practitioners with invaluable information for their diagnostic and clinical decision-making needs.
Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) is a specialized technique used in medical ultrasound to assess the movement of tissues, particularly cardiac tissues like the heart muscles. It is an extension of the conventional Doppler ultrasound technique, which is commonly used to assess blood flow.
Us2.ai is a 3rd party software integrated with Kosmos that provides AI-calculated reports for speed, accuracy, and reproducibility in interpretation of echo. See more detailed information here.
19Labs is a 3rd party software integrated with Kosmos. It is a Tele-ultrasound solution allowing users to stream the ultrasound exam, device camera & audio in real-time. See more information here.
EMSono is one of our recommended providers for point-of-care ultrasound training. For more information visit their website here.
Please refer to our EF white paper found here.