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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

General

How much does Kosmos cost?

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. Pricing depends on the configuration you choose and where you are located. Contact us to request a quote.

How do I keep my ultrasound clean?

Refer to the Chemical Compatibility document here.  

Does EchoNous offer ultrasound education?

Kosmos offers AI applications such as Trio- Guidance, Grading, and Labeling of the cardiac anatomy, as well as AI FAST, which provides real-time automated anatomical labeling and view identification. For POCUS training visit our education page.

What is Signostics?

Signostics was the original company name when we started with the bladder scanner. Since then, we changed the company name to EchoNous (meaning “Intelligent Sound”) and launched the Kosmos platform, our AI-enabled POCUS solution. 

What makes Kosmos different from other handheld ultrasound?

Kosmos has advanced imaging modes and diagnostic-grade image quality. Our device is equipped with AI features designed to make POCUS more capable and easier to learn. Kosmos is highly advanced, with more capabilities and features than any other handheld device on the market today. 

Can I scan without an internet connection?

You can scan without an internet connection. However, 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. 

What is diagnostic ultrasound?

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.

What is a portable ultrasound machine?

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.

What countries is Kosmos available in?

Kosmos is currently available in over 70 counties globally. To see availability in your geography, please visit our resources page

What tablets is Kosmos compatible with?

Kosmos is compatible with a variety of Apple iOS and Android tablets. For the most up-to-date list, see our compatible device list.

What is Kosmos Plus?

Kosmos Plus is a fully featured POCUS configuration with everything included – cutting edge AI, advanced Doppler features, choice of probes, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro® – best price performance system on the market for less than $20k.  Click here for more information.

What is Kosmos Mobile?

Tailored for on-the-go clinicians, Kosmos Mobile includes an Apple iPad Air or Pro®, cutting-edge AI, advanced Doppler capabilities, choice of probes, and Kosmos Essential Carrying Case. The combination of EchoNous’ POCUS AI with the mobility of an iPad elevates patient care while promoting enhanced patient outcomes and workflow efficiency.  Click here for more information.

Clinical

What is a VExUS score?

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.

What is POCUS?

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a versatile and compact ultrasound technology that has transformed the way various medical conditions are diagnosed and monitored. 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, point-of-care users have a system at the price of a handheld that performs on par with fully-featured cart-based systems. Watch an overview of ultrasound guided IV here

What is ultrasound-guided IV?

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.

Hardware

Is Kosmos available on my phone?

Kosmos is available on a variety of tablets. 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.

Can the Lexsa linear probe can be shared between the Bridge, Android, and iOS?

The Lexsa transducer can be used with any compatible tablet.

Why can't the phased array (Torso-One) go between our proprietary Bridge, Android and Apple iOS?

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: Torso-One on Bridge is a PCIe framework, while the Torso-One on 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.

What is the Kosmos Platform?

Kosmos Platform brings the capabilities of powerful high-end cart systems and engineering to a sophisticated handheld solution to support Point-of-Care physicians with diagnostic images. The Kosmos system is also available in a small cart configuration. AI features include AI FAST, AI-assisted EF Workflow, and Trio, Guidance, Grading, Labeling of optimal imaging planes. Imaging features include 2D, PW, TDI, CPD, Color Doppler and CW Doppler.

What is Kosmos Bridge?

Kosmos Platform is available on 3 platforms, Apple iOS, Android, and Bridge. Kosmos Bridge is our proprietary platform for users who do not prefer iOS or Android.

What is the EchoNous Bladder Scanner?

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.

What is Kosmos Torso-One?

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.

What is the Kosmos Lexsa?

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, .

What is EchoNous Vein?

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.

Where can I buy Kosmos?

Kosmos can be purchased directly either from our sales team here, or by contacting our corporate office directly.

Does Kosmos operate on iOS devices?

Yes, Kosmos is available on a variety of Apple iOS iPads. Please see this list for compatible iPads here.

Does Kosmos operate on Android devices?

Yes, Kosmos is supported on Android devices. Please reference our compatibility list here.

How long can I scan with Kosmos?

Bridge offers approximately 90 mins on battery. An iOS system running AI & CW while continuously scanning non-stop can yield 3 hours of battery life.

Is there a way to back up my data on Kosmos?

On Android and iOS, Kosmos provides USB export of images as well as DICOM capability.

Does EchoNous have a linear probe?

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.

Does EchoNous have a phased array probe?

Yes, we provide exceptional cardiac imaging with our phased array probe. We also provide industry-leading AI features for both cardiac and abdominal imaging.

Does EchoNous have a curved array probe?

Curved array probes are designed for abdominal scanning. Our Torso One can produce excellent cardiac and abdominal imaging.

What is the warranty on Kosmos?

Kosmos has a robust five year warranty. Our US-based service team is available by phone or email to satisfy your warranty needs. 

What is the IP (Ingress Protection) rating of Kosmos?

Kosmos has an Ingress Protection rating of IP67. Please see the American National Standards for more information.

How durable are Kosmos transducers?

Our Bridge tablet has an Ingress Protection ratting of IP22. Our probes are IP67.  Visit our resources page here to learn more.

Software

Can you invert the 2D image?

Inverting the image on 2D is not supported at this time.

Can Kosmos AI label other anatomy aside from cardiac and abdominal structures?

Currently, Kosmos AI will label abdominal and cardiac structures, as well as provide transducer guidance and image quality grading.

Do you have an imaging application for OB?

We do not currently have an OB preset.

Can you display your image to a larger screen?

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.

Do Bridge, iOS, and Android have the same capabilities?

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.

Does Kosmos have Doppler capabilities?

Yes, our Torso-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.

Does Kosmos have the ability to export images?

Yes, users have the ability to export via DICOM, as well as USB-C export (JPEG, etc).

What length of clips can Kosmos capture?

Our probes offer 3 second, 5 second, 10 second, 15 second, 20 second and 30 second clips available in imaging preferences to change at any time before, during, or after an exam.

Does Kosmos support a Modality Worklist (MWL)?

Yes, with the creation of a DICOM profile.

How do I update my Kosmos?

Kosmos supports over-the-air updates with Wi-Fi connection, or via USB flash drive. 

Do I need a network connection (wireless, wired, etc) to use my licensed features on the Kosmos device?

No. A network connection is only required to initially register your transducer, export to your DICOM destination, or update your device software.

What ultrasound AI features does Kosmos provide?

Kosmos provides state-of-the-art AI to make scanning easier and more efficient. Our AI features include: Trio, Kosmos AI-Assisted Ejection Fraction Workflow, and AI FAST. Trio provides automated guidance, grading, and labeling of cardiac anatomy. Kosmos AI-Assisted Ejection Fraction Workflow provides automated EF calculations. AI FAST provides automated anatomical labeling and view identification. For more information see our web page on Kosmos AI here.

What is Pulsed Wave (PW) in ultrasound?

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.

What is Continuous Wave (CW) in ultrasound?

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.

What is Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)?

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.

What is Us2.ai?

Us2.ai is a 3rd-party software integration available on Kosmos that provides AI-calculated reports for speed, accuracy, and reproducibility in interpretation of echo. See more detailed information here.

What is 19Labs?

19Labs is a 3rd-party software integration available on Kosmos. It is a Tele-ultrasound solution allowing users to stream the ultrasound exam, device camera, and audio in real-time. See more information here.

How accurate is the Kosmos Auto EF?

Please refer to our Ejection Fraction (EF) clinical validation paper found here.