The Philips ClearVue 850 is a midrange 4D OB/GYN and shared service ultrasound machine with 19″ LCD color monitor and fully articulating arms. As a representative Philips mid-range system, the Clear Vue series integrates Philips Microfine 2D focusing technology. The Philips ClearVue 850 has been introduced based on the same architecture of ClearVue 650, but added adjustable height function and strain elastography as unique features. As other ClearVue series, ClearVue 850 strengthens its image quality by Philips patent technologies — iSCAN for grayscale, Color Doppler, pulsed wave Doppler, AutoSCAN, SonoCT, and XRES.
Key imaging features for the ClearVue 850 include SonoCT compound imaging, XRES speckle reduction, Tissue Doppler, 3D/4D imaging, CW Doppler, Tissue Doppler and Fetal STIC. It has a small footprint and is designed to be easily moved from room-to-room and can fit into smaller spaces.
Advanced features that are unique to the ClearVue 850 include stress echo, strain elastography, QLAB plug-in, and FloVue imaging.
Active Probe Ports
MPPS, Print, Store, Structured Reports, Worklist
115 lbs, 46" x 23" x 21"
AVI, BMP, JPG, MPEG, USB
3D/4D, Anatomical M-Mode, Auto Optimization, Color M-Mode, Compound Imaging, CW Doppler, Directional Color Power Doppler, HPRF, Intelligent Doppler, M-Mode, Panoramic, Power Doppler, PW Doppler, QLAB, SmartExam Protocol, Speckle Reduction, STIC, Strain Elastography, Stress Echo, Tissue Doppler, Tissue Harmonics
Max Cine Memory
1, 200 Frames
Max Frame Rate (FPS)
Maximum Depth (cm)
PC Export Formats
AVI, BMP, JPG, MPEG
C5-2, C9-4V, L12-4, S4-1, V6-2
100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Cardiac, OB/GYN, Vascular
Video and Output Options
Audio, Composite Video, Ethernet, HDMI, S-Video, USB
The ClearVue 850 represents an advanced budget ultrasound machine from Philips. It’s designed for smaller offices or to serve as a solid ultrasound for those who don’t need all the advanced features that you would find in the Affinity and Epiq lines of Philips ultrasound machines.
XRES on the Philips ClearVue 850 portable ultrasound machine uses a software algorithm to increase image resolution by reducing “speckle” (artifact) while brightening tissue in the image. The result provides a clearer image with higher contrast between hyper- and hypo-echoic regions.
Yes, the Philips ClearVue 850 can export images to an external DVD-writer, Flash memory, or hard drive for images, backup, and patient data.
“Point of Care” ultrasound machine refers to the rapidly growing group of clinicians performing and interpreting ultrasound at the bedside. This includes surgery, emergency medicine, Intensive Care (ICU) and musculoskeletal care. “Point of Care” ultrasounds provide rapid diagnosis, visualization of tissue, and needle visualization for procedures at bedside. Some medical schools are providing ultrasound machines to their students to carry around during their clinical rotations.