Siemens Expands ACUSON S Family of Premium Ultrasound Systems for Easier Access to Innovations
Release of ACUSON S1000 high-performance platform makes exceptional image quality and advanced clinical applications accessible to a broader base of customers and patients
Malvern, Pa., March 5, 2012 – Complementing the ACUSON S Family™ of ultrasound systems, Siemens Healthcare today announced shipment of the ACUSON S1000™ ultrasound system, its latest premium ultrasound platform. The ACUSON S1000 system expands access to premium imaging performance at an exceptional cost of ownership. This system encompasses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, stellar imaging performance, and versatile applications to provide better patient care. Featuring a complete suite of transducers and capable of performing 27 different exam types, the ACUSON S1000 system accommodates a wide spectrum of patients and body types. The ACUSON S1000 system is one of the new product solutions of Siemens Healthcare’s recently announced Agenda 2013 investment program.
Sharing the advanced system design of the industry-leading ACUSON S2000™ ultrasound system, the ACUSON S1000 system produces a high-fidelity ultrasound signal while seamlessly running multiple real-time applications, improving diagnostic confidence in both routine and complex diagnosis. The system also supports a full range of advanced and proven Siemens ultrasound technologies and features, including strain imaging capabilities with eSie Touch™ elasticity imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound with Cadence™ contrast pulse sequencing technology¹, and intracardiac echocardiography using the ACUSON AcuNav™ ultrasound catheter. Workflow-enhancing applications such as eSieScan™ workflow protocols and syngo® Auto OB measurements are also supported. The new ACUSON S1000 ultrasound system features a robust set of applications ranging from radiology and general imaging, including shared service, to obstetrics, gynecology (OB/GYN), and pediatric imaging.
“Our customers and partners demand easy accessibility to state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, premium image performance and versatile applications at a price point that meets their clinical and budgetary needs,” said Dr. Jeffrey Bundy, CEO Siemens Healthcare Ultrasound Business Unit. “The ACUSON S1000 system delivers on that customer requirement and will continue to do so for years to come.”
Easier access to effective and clinically proven solutions
Many of the most powerful, clinically proven innovations and applications migrated from the ACUSON S Family have been integrated into the ACUSON S1000 ultrasound system. Strain imaging capabilities with eSie Touch elasticity imaging assess relative tissue stiffness, enhance mass detection and visualize disease progression for a more informed diagnosis. Supporting a variety of transducers, clinicians can use this technology on a wider range of exam types. Workflow-enhancing tools such as the eSie Scan™ workflow protocols improve exam consistency as well as knowledge-based applications to automate fetal measurements (syngo Auto OB measurements) and to trace measurements with area, circumference, linear and volume results (syngo® eSieCalcs™ native tracing software). Contrast-enhanced ultrasound with Cadence contrast pulse sequencing technology¹ enhances lesion detection with highly sensitive and specific contrast agent signals. And intracardiac echocardiography with the ACUSON AcuNav ultrasound catheter enables physicians to perform a complete ultrasound examination during interventional procedures and before the patient leaves the catheterization or electrophysiology lab.
Utmost configuration and upgrade flexibility for optimum cost of ownership
The ACUSON S1000 ultrasound system offers multiple configuration options to support a facility’s clinical needs and budget requirements. It supports a comprehensive suite of transducers and exam types to accommodate a wide range of body types, including difficult-to-image bariatric patients. This makes the ACUSON S1000 system an ideal solution for any demanding clinical environment, including shared service, in community hospitals, physician practices, large healthcare systems, and imaging centers. Additionally, users can move easily between the ACUSON S Family systems, since no learning curve exists and Siemens transducers are compatible with all ACUSON S Family solutions. An upgrade path to Siemens’ ultra-premium technologies is currently available exclusively within the ACUSON S Family of products.
¹At the time of publication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared ultrasound contrast agents only for use in LVO. Check current regulations for the country in which you are using this system for contrast agent clearance.
Launched recently by Siemens Healthcare Sector, Agenda 2013 is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.
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