Siemens showcases new portable ultrasound system
10 May 2005
San Francisco, USA. Siemens Medical Solutions is highlighting the
all-digital SONOLINE G40(TM) ultrasound system this week at the 53rd annual
clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(ACOG) in booth #801, from May 9 - 11, San Francisco, Calif.
The newest member of the Siemens ultrasound family, which combines
best-in-class image quality, workflow advancement and color Doppler
capabilities to meet daily clinical needs in a variety of clinical settings,
commenced shipment this week to customers worldwide.
According to Brooke Combest, RDMS, of Women's Care Group in Knoxville,
Tenn., the new G40 system is easy to use and the image quality is excellent.
"We use the G40 system for first, second and third trimester imaging, as
well as a lot of transvaginal work, and we have found the harmonics to be
great for imaging detail. The image quality is crisp, the color sensitivity
is superb, and the storage capabilities on the system are excellent for
accessing and archiving our patient data."
The G40 system's intuitive user interface allows clinicians and
sonographers to offer comprehensive, diagnostic ultrasound exams to more
patients in less time, and the compact system with built-in cable management
allows for easy transportation between exam rooms or suites. Additionally,
with the DIMAQ-IP integrated workstation and built-in CD read/write drive,
small private practices and hospital ultrasound departments alike can
cost-effectively archive patient exam data. The embedded connectivity
solutions on the G40 system allow simple integration into DICOM-enabled
networks and PC-based workstations.
Siemens Ultrasound Division will also showcase capabilities of its
Encompass release for the flagship ACUSON Sequoia(TM) ultrasound system,
including the revolutionary Native TEQ(TM) dynamic ultrasound technology(1)
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, and then automatically adjust
image brightness in two dimensions while the operator is scanning, so all
images are optimized in real-time and the sonographer or physician can scan
freely without having to touch the keyboard. The technology is particularly
helpful during portable exams, such as in the neonatal intensive care unit
(NICU) or the operating room (OR), when quick, diagnostic exams are
important and overgained studies often occur due to bright lighting
The company's fourSight(TM) 4D ultrasound imaging technology will also be
highlighted at ACOG 2005. The imaging technology allows for real-time
display of three-dimensional (3D) images on the SONOLINE Antares(TM)
ultrasound system. Clinical evaluators say the advent of real-time 4D
imaging enables interactive examination of internal structures from any
viewpoint, detection of potential abnormalities and improved diagnostic
assessments. Additionally, evaluators feel the fourSight 4D technology is
perfectly suited for the Antares system due to its best-in-class 2D, 3D and
Doppler performance, and its full range of advanced imaging capabilities for
a broad range of diagnostic applications.
(1) Native TEQ(TM) dynamic ultrasound technology is not yet commercially