Siemens Healthineers is releasing a fresh update to its popular ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. The device can image deeper than before while maintaining a high quality output, an important capability for those on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. As an example, using the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) that comes with the Sequoia, clinicians can image targets pretty well as deep as 40 cm below the surface.
The system can perform elastography, is compatible with bubble contrast enhancers, and can be used on a wide variety of patients. The latter is thanks to the system’s ability to, as Siemens describes it, “adapt to the ‘BioAcoustic Variations’ of each patient, characteristics that include tissue density, stiffness, and absorption.”
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The innovative power architecture of the new Acuson Sequoia provides six times the energy capacity available for shear wave elastography, enabling imaging at greater depths and a reduction in image variability.3
The BioAcoustic technology of Acuson Sequoia also improves Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) bubble longevity.4 Contrast enhanced ultrasound uses microbubble-based contrast agents to improve the visualization and assessment of lesions.2 With the new Acuson Sequoia system, the view time of contrast agents is significantly longer, allowing clinicians more time to scan for additional incidental lesions during their examinations and with up to twice the sensitivity.
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