Siemens is beefing up its budget conscious Acuson X line of ultrasounds with the new X700 device that features some of the technologies previously only available on the Acuson S series.
The X700 optimizes ergonomics thanks to a 20 inch monitor mounted on a pivoting and rotating arm and the height adjustable control panel that helps clinicians of all sizes work easier whether sitting down or standing up. It features a couple USB ports on the front to quickly take recordings with you for later review.
Some main features imported into the Acuson X700 according to Siemens:
Advanced SieClear spatial compounding, for example, enhances anatomic border definition and improves tissue contrast through electronic beam steering, allowing rapid acquisition of overlapping images from different view angles. The Dynamic TCE (tissue contrast enhancement) technology also improves borders and reduces speckle/noise, facilitating subtle tissue differentiation. Moreover, the Acuson X700 system features intelligent workflow solutions to enable the high throughput required by various clinical departments that use the system. For example, the TGO (tissue grayscale optimization) technology provides instantaneous one-button image optimization by automatically adjusting the image brightness to the tissue type being imaged.
Furthermore, Siemens has migrated its patented MicroPinless (MP) transducer connectors from premium platforms to the Acuson X700 system. MP connectors offer the highest signal fidelity and improve the signal-to-noise ratio to enhance signal quality. The transducers are compatible with Siemens’ Acuson S Family, Acuson X Family, and Acuson Sequoia ultrasound systems to increase flexibility and investment value for the customer. The Acuson X700 system also features a new, single-solution, 50-millimeter aperture linear array transducer for superficial as well as deep imaging. The proprietary Hanafy lens transducer technology provides continuous focusing and image uniformity while delivering superb contrast and detail resolution.
The Acuson X700 system offers many features and options to accommodate a broad range of applications and clinical environments. For instance, 3-Scape real-time 3D imaging and Advanced fourSight technology support 3D/4D imaging for fetal, abdominal, and gynecological examinations. Multiple knowledge-based workflow applications support the workflow to ensure consistency. The software Syngo Auto OB Measurements, for example, draws on a large database of ultrasound images to provide instant automated biometric measurements of the fetus without manual calculations. Advanced cardiac imaging applications like intracardiac echocardiography imaging support physicians during procedure visualization and device placement monitoring. The system’s options and features can be configured individually to support various clinical needs.