Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Phantom useful for?

The general purpose abdominal probe is useful for medical professions in several departments including:

  • Family Practice
  • Prenatal
  • L&D
  • Urology
  • Interal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine

What applications is Phantom cleared for?

Phantom is approved for the following clinical applications:

  • Abdomen including kidney, liver, gall bladder, abdominal aorta
  • Bladder
  • FAST exam
  • Uterus

Who can purchase a Phantom probe?

The Phantom probe may only be purchased by a medical professional; Phantom is not available directly to consumers.

Which Mac operating systems is Phantom compatible with?

Phantom offically supports the latest OS X release (High Sierra) and the previous version (Sierra). It may also work on older releases but is not guaranteed to do so. Some Mac computers may not have a USB port, in which case a USB adapter is necessary (sold separately).

Can I open DICOM files with Phantom?

Because Phantom is designed specifically for ultrasound workflows, it does not open arbitrary DICOM files. It instead opens files created in Phantom with the file extension .phantom. These Phantom files can be exported to DICOM from within the app.

Can I connect Phantom to my PACS server?

Not directly. However, Phantom will export DICOM files, which can be uploaded to your PACS server.

Does Phantom support Doppler or Color Flow technologies?

For now, Phantom only supports standard two-dimensional B-mode imaging.

What probes are available?

Phantom works with our general purpose 3.5 MHz probe. The app will only work with probes specifically designed to work with Phantom, which can be purchased here.

How do I compress a Phantom file?

By default, files saved from Phantom are uncompressed. To save disk space, you may compress the files in Finder on your Mac:

  1. Navigate to the file you would like to compress in Finder.

  2. Right click on the .phantom file and select "compress 'your-file.phantom'".

  3. This will create a compressed (zipped) file with extension .zip. This file is stored using less disk space, so may be more convenient for sharing or long term storage.