Siemens showcases new ultrasound technologies at AIUM 2008

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Siemens Healthcare is highlighting three new ultrasound solutions at the conference of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), held this week in San Diego.
The three new technologies are the Acuson S2000 ultrasound platform with paradigm shifting technologies such as tissue strain analytics; the Acuson X300 ultrasound system for general imaging and cardiovascular applications; and the laptop-based ACUSON P50 echocardiography system.

The Acuson S2000 is the first system of Siemens' new generation of ultrasound products and is its new general imaging platform, the company said. With Virtual Touch tissue imaging and Virtual Touch tissue quantification, both of which are pending FDA clearance, the imaging platform uses acoustic energy to displace tissue for a qualitative and quantitative assessment of deep tissue stiffness.

Siemens is also showcasing the new Acuson X300 ultrasound system, which has advanced capabilities for cardiac assessment, such as syngo Velocity Vector Imaging technology for detailed assessment of myocardial mechanics, and syngo Auto Left Heart that uses progressive pattern recognition for measuring ejection fraction and volumes of the left ventricle and atrium.

The new Acuson P50 is a portable ultrasound system that features all of these characteristics in an Apple MacBook Pro notebook, designed for mobile use in cardiac and vascular imaging and supports high-quality imaging, such as 2D/B-mode, fundamental and harmonic, anatomical M-mode, color Doppler, and Doppler tissue imaging.