Siemens introduces ACUSON Antares ultasound
Siemens Medical Solutions this week introduced its new ACUSON Antares ultrasound system at the 15th International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology (ISUOG) World Congress in Vancouver. The new 'premium edition' Antares system is upgradeable and serves as comprehensive clinical capabilities, research functions, enhanced workflow efficiencies, and user-friendly ergonomics, Siemens said.
"The introduction of the ACUSON Antares system, premium edition, creates a common brand for our high-end ultrasound systems, offering an even higher level of diagnostic confidence," said Arnd Kaldowski, vice president, global sales and marketing, Ultrasound Division, Siemens Medical Solutions, in a release. "It presents all the elements of a complete premium-performance solution, from acquisition to archive, from 2D through 4D, providing integrated tools for busy and diverse clinical practices and research institutions."

New features of the ultrasound system include:
  • The fourSight 4D ultrasound imaging technology, which addresses increasing clinical needs for imaging throughout entire pregnancy, including first trimester studies. The new EV9F4 endovaginal transducer has a 173-degree field-of-view that expands the clinical utility of 3D/4D examinations by providing additional diagnostic information to gynecological ultrasound studies not available with standard 2D exams;

  • A full suite of Hanafy Lens and Multi-D array transducers;

  • 2D and Spectral TEQ ultrasound technology that automatically optimizes both 2D and spectral Doppler images with a touch of a single button;

  • Clarify vascular enhancement technology;

  • Cadence contrast pulse sequencing (CPS) technology option, the company's contrast imaging technology which has been migrated from the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system.