Siemens showcases new ultrasound systems
Siemens Medical Solutions highlighted its new all-digital SONOLINE G40 ultrasound system this week at the 53rd annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Francisco. This portable unit is the latest member of Siemens ultrasound family.

The G40 system's features an intuitive user interface designed to allow clinicians and sonographers comprehensive, diagnostic ultrasound exams with more efficiency in order to serve more patients. The system has a built-in cable capability, a DIMAQ-IP integrated workstation and built-in CD read/write drive, and embedded connectivity tools for simple integration into DICOM-enabled networks and PC-based workstations, Siemens said.

Siemens also showcased the capabilities of its Encompass release for the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system, including the Native TEQ dynamic ultrasound technology designed for improved diagnostic image quality, workflow and ergonomics. Native TEQ technology enables the ultrasound system's computer to read the signals that are returning from the individual patient so that the images are optimized in real-time.

Also on display was the company's fourSight 4D ultrasound imaging technology which allows for real-time display of three-dimensional (3D) images on the SONOLINE Antares ultrasound system.