Siemens presents its latest ultrasond systems at Medica 2007, between the 14th and 17th of November, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
By introducing the P and X Class, new generations of ultrasound platforms, Siemens meets today’s demands for diagnostic confidence and cost effectiveness. In combination with advanced ultrasound applications, such as cardiovascular risk assessment and advanced breast imaging solutions for screening and diagnosis, they feature comprehensive solutions from screening to diagnosis to follow-up.
The Acuson P10 hand held diagnostic ultrasound system is the smallest ultrasound system in the world. A little larger than a common PDA and only about 700 grams in weight, it fits easily into a lab coat pocket. It is intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in cardiology and emergency care. The Acuson P10 can be used in intensive care units, ambulances and medevac helicopters, but also for bedside monitoring. In addition to cardiac and emergency care, the P10 pocket ultrasound system offers applications in other medical specialties, most notably obstetrics where it can be used in labor and delivery.
The Acuson X150 is designed for use in internal and family medicine. It includes special tools for cardiac screening, and is therefore also suited for use in emergency medicine. The system delivers image quality in B-Mode with a penetration depth of up to 28 centimeters, and is characterized by its superior sensitivity in Doppler and Power Doppler modes. Its low weight and compact design make it ideal for mobile use.
The Acuson X300 ultrasound system is an ultra-compact, powerful, economic workhorse ultrasound solution. Its Clarify Vascular Enhancement technology allows for an improved display of vessels and SieClear MultiSpatial Compounding ensures the highest possible spatial resolution. Available for the system is the syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP), which features a semi-automated carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurement with Vascular Age and Framingham Risk Factors, to help cardiovascular specialists evaluate arterial health. This noninvasive assessment tool empowers physicians and patients to address atherosclerosis in its earliest stages by optimizing proactive treatment and preventive care. In addition to vascular diagnostics, the X300 features a complete set of applications for everyday routine exams that covers a large variety of clinical specialties including OB/Gyn, Radiology, Internal Medicine and basic cardiac applications.
Siemens also introduces the latest ultrasound application for breast cancer diagnosis on the Acuson Antares system. “eSie Touch” elasticity imaging is a new technique that can be used to supplement regular ultrasound examinations of the breast to differentiate the relative stiffness of tissue. Initial findings indicate that elasticity imaging has a high specificity for the investigation of breast lesions.