Technology | March 16, 2010

Full-Volume Echocardiography System Showcased at ACC 2010

Siemen's ACUSON SC2000 volume imaging ultrasound system, which delivers instantaneous, full-volume images of the heart in one single heartbeat without gating or stitching.

March 14, 2010 — A new volume imaging ultrasound system that delivers full-volume images of the heart in one single heartbeat without gating or stitching, will be showcased at the 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 14-16 in Atlanta.

The ACUSON SC2000 volume imaging ultrasound system from Siemen's Healthcare, features technologies and applications that further improve diagnostic confidence and workflow in echocardiography.

“Siemens’ Echo in a Heartbeat technology delivers vastly more diagnostic information than today’s conventional systems, while simultaneously accelerating clinical workflow“, said Linda Calhoun, M.D., cardiologist at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) in Wilmington, N.C. "We're imaging the whole heart in one single beat, before segmenting it to achieve views we previously haven’t been able to see, with an image quality that is amazing."

Full-volume imaging enables new workflow pathways to improve diagnostic efficiency: According to Dr. Calhoun, the instantaneous full-volume technology also reduces time-to-diagnosis. “Using the ACUSON SC2000 system, we see a considerable decrease of examination time; traditional echocardiograms can take up to one hour. Thus, we are able to arrive more quickly at the diagnosis, at the cause of our patients’ heart failures or the severity of their heart disease, so they can be treated more quickly," Dr. Calhoun said.

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.

For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare

Related Content

Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019
Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those programs that may be budget...
A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous generation systems.

A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous-generation systems.  

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The higher expense and lower frame rates of 3-D...
ASE Releases New Guide to Performing Comprehensive Transthoracic Echo Exams
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019 – Medical experts have released “...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 12, 2018
This is an example of the new Fetal HQ heart and vascular software from GE Healthcare for fetal ultrasound.
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Introduces Third-Generation Intelligent Vector Flow Mapping
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 07, 2018
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe introduced what it calls the next level of intelligent Vector Flow Mapping (iVFM) at...
Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine Enroll First Patient in AI Echocardiography Study
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 19, 2018
Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine announced that the first patient has...
Vygon and Sonoscanner Partnering on New Ultrasound System for Catheter Placement Guidance
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 31, 2018
Vygon, an international group specialized in single-use medical devices, and French company Sonoscanner announced the...
Hitachi Supports ASE Foundation Cardiovascular Outreach Mission in West Virginia
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 29, 2018
Hitachi Healthcare Americas participated in the cardiovascular screening and diagnostic triage event that took place...
Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 25, 2018
Suboptimal cardiovascular ultrasound imaging can produce transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) that are inconclusive,
LVivo EF Cardiac Tool Now Available for GE Vscan Extend Handheld Mobile Ultrasound
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018 — DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd.
Overlay Init