RSNA: Siemens focuses on updated imaging IT, ultrasound portfolios
Siemens Healthcare (Booth 822) is highlighting its health imaging IT and advanced visualization updates with syngo.via and syngo.plaza, as well as new iterations of Acuson ultrasound technologies at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28 to Dec. 3.

The company will showcase its two newest imaging technologies, syngo.via and syngo.plaza, representing updates to advanced visualization and PACS technologies. syngo.via can be used as a standalone device or together with syngo.via-based software options. The product and the syngo.via-based software options are pending the necessary releases in some countries and thus are not yet available for sales in all countries, such as Brazil. With syngo.via for multimodality reading of clinical cases, the company is automating case preparation and structuring case navigation across multiple specialties, including cardiology, oncology and neurology.

According to Siemens, syngo.plaza offers two viewing modes for users: a pre-configured interface as well as a customizable option that allows users to define and use the layouts they prefer.

The Acuson S2000 ultrasound system release 2.0 is a multi-specialty platform that features 2D and color Doppler imaging performance. The company said it features applications, such as Virtual Touch HD technology, which is the second generation implementation of Acoustic Radiation Forced Impulse imaging, that are not yet available in the U.S., as well as the Cadence contrast pulse sequencing technology for 3D/4D imaging capabilities. For Cadence, the FDA has cleared ultrasound contrast agents only for use in LVO.

The Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) is a multi-use ultrasound system that acquires full-field sonographic volumes of the breast and allows for semi-automated reporting and BI-RADS reporting capabilities.

The Acuson X300 PE is a portable imaging technology, featuring a new 17-inch high-resolution monitor that will become commercially available in early 2011. The system supports dual, live bi-plane prostate imaging and live bi-plane biopsy with the BP9-4 transducer, according to Siemens.

syngo.fourSight Workplace, an image management tool for obstetrical ultrasound workflow, provides off-system 3D/4D volume manipulation and 2D image and clip review for various Siemens’ ultrasound platforms.