GE Healthcare has released two new ultrasounds for OB/GYN applications. The Voluson S8 and Voluson S6 provide standard 2D and 3D/4D capabilities and come with specific features for OB/GYN use:
• SonoNT (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) is the first semi-automated tool to provide quantitative NT measurements as early as 11 weeks of gestation. A recent study showed “the measurement of fetal NT is more reliable when a semi-automatic approach is used rather than the traditional manual method.” Minor inaccuracies in measurement can have a significant impact on the accuracy of a diagnosis. SonoNT can help clinicians address this issue by helping them achieve reliable, reproducible results that can support clinical decision making.
• SonoAVC follicle (Sonography-based Automated Volume Count) automatically calculates the number and volume of hypoechoic structures from a user-defined region of interest to help speed follicular assessments and enhance exam quality. Since this tool enables less user-to-user variability, clinicians can be confident that subsequent exams will provide consistent results.
• SonoVCADlabor automatically documents second-stage labor progression, helping clinicians evaluate patients during this critical stage of labor. Clinicians can confidently measure fetal head progression, rotation and direction and have more information in case intervention is necessary.