At the just concluded American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, Siemens Healthineers introduced its new ACUSON Bonsai portable cardiovascular ultrasound. The company touts the system’s powerful cardio imaging and measurement capabilities, quick setup and operation, and a compact and easy to move around package that’s tuned to go from patient to patient performing echo exams. The laptop powering the system is thinner than the average of what’s on the market and the cart was also slimmed down to take little space.
The system is actually a result of a partnership with Mindray, a Chinese ultrasound maker that’s been making inroads in the western market.
The ACUSON Bonsai has one-touch image optimization capabilities, allowing the sonographer to get scanning quickly and to achieve high quality results. Because there are 14 transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) transducers that are compatible with the system, this can really help with varied exams.
In terms of specific exams, the system has “Auto EF” semi-automatic ejection fraction and “Auto IMT” automatic intima-media thickness measurement capabilities. According to Siemens, “Automated protocols reduce scan times up to 43% and reduce keystrokes up to 75%, improving workflows and patient throughput.”
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