Echocardiography System Offers Full-Volume Imaging in One Heartbeat
The 1.2 release of Siemens' ACUSON SC2000 volume imaging ultrasound system delivers full-volume images of the heart in one single heartbeat without gating or stitching.
This new release features technologies and applications that further improve diagnostic confidence and workflow in echocardiography. Full-volume imaging enables new workflow pathways to improve diagnostic efficiency: The instantaneous full-volume technology also reduces time-to-diagnosis.
The ACUSON SC2000 system delivers volume imaging that can be easily integrated into a routine adult echocardiography scan. Nonstitched, real-time full-volume imaging provides wider access to patients and captures physiologic information including color flow and accurate volume quantification for the left and right ventricle.
In addition, the system features the Rapid Stress volume stress echo application, with full-volume acquisition in one single heartbeat per stage and auto-extraction of reference planes for comparison. The resulting volume stress workflow enables the only volume stress echo solution for patients with arrhythmia. Consequently, faster acquisition time and comprehensive review of all wall segments in one single capture leads to potentially improved accuracy and time savings.
Extending the transmit technology pioneered in the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system, the new ACUSON SC2000 system features IN Focus coherent imaging technology which eliminates the need to continuously set and select a given location of best focus. IN Focus technology sharpens the full-field image without sacrificing frame rate. Building on the ACUSON Sequoia 4V1c transducer technology, the ACUSON SC2000 system delivers continuous full-field transmit focusing using the power of 64 receive beams, maximizing the imaging information rate to better resolve the cardiac structure and motion for diagnostic volumetric imaging.
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