Siemens Acuson Freestyle Ultrasound

Siemens Acuson Freestyle Ultrasound Machine
                       

The world's first ultrasound system with wireless transducers.

The Siemens ACUSON Freestyle™ ultrasound system is designed to meet the unique needs of point-of-care practitioners during ultrasound-guided procedures. 

Below is a generalized description of this systems technology, specifications, features and options. The below may not reflect the features and options available on units in our inventory.

  • Technology
  • Specifications
  • Measurements & Reporting
  • Transducers

Improved workflow. Increased mobility. It all starts with wireless transducers.

Superior image quality
  • Synthetic focusing provides clarity throughout the entire field of view without requiring the user to set focal zones in advance
  • Advanced Spatial Compounding and Speckle Filters provide excellent detail and contrast resolution for improved target and needle visualization during ultrasound-guided procedures
  • 8 GHz ultra-wideband (UWB) high data rate radio provides exceptional real-time wireless imaging
  • Multiple antennas on the transducer and system dedicated to reliable high speed image data transmission
Simpler, more efficient workflow
  • Built-in transducer controls allow easy access to real-time operating functions
  • Lightweight, ergonomic transducers are easy to prepare for sterile procedures
  • Simplified user interface with fast access to most commonly used controls
  • Wireless or wired DICOM connectivity
  • Helps reduce the risk of contaminating the sterile field during an ultrasound-guided procedure
Easier, more flexible scanning
  • Greater flexibility in positioning the system and the transducer because there is no cable tethering them together
  • Freedom from cable weight or torque allows for greater ease in obtaining accurate transducer and needle positioning during point-of-care procedures
Improved mobility and control
  • Quick boot up and shut down in less than 30 seconds
  • System can operate on battery power, streamlining set-up at the patient bedside
  • Wireless alert system helps keep track of transducer location
  • Compact console design requires minimal space in patient room or procedure room
System Specifications
  • System height: 335 mm (13.2 in ) 
  • Width: 373mm (14.7 inches)
  • Depth: 121 mm (4.8 inches)
  • Weight: 4.8 kg (10.5 pounds)
System Console
  • Small footprint mobile roll stand, table top mountable, or zero footprint wall-mountable
  • Compact and lightweight module with high-resolution display and streamlined user interface
  • AC or internal battery power
  • Integrated dual transducer battery chargers
Monitor
  • 15 inch (38.1 cm) high-bright LED LCD
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Energy saving display power management
  • High contrast ratio
  • Wide viewing angles
Imaging Modes
  • B-mode
  • Color Flow Doppler Velocity Mode
  • Color Flow Doppler Power Mode
Control Mechanisms
  • Intuitive and flexible user interface control mechanisms
  • Real-time scanning controls accessible from:
  • System console: dual rotary controls, side panel soft keys, trackball and trackball keys
    • Transducer slider and soft keys
    • Compatible external USB mouse
  • System console
  • Lower panel softkeys
    • Setup
    • Patient (New Patient)
    • Measure
    • View
  • Side panel soft keys
    • B-mode and Color Flow Controls
      • Selection
      • On/off toggle for select functions
  • Dual rotary controls
    • B-mode and Color Flow controls:
      • Selection
      • On/off toggle for select functions
      • Value adjustment for all controls
  • Transducer slider and softkeys
  • B-mode and Color Flow controls
    • Selection
    • On/off toggle for select functions
    • Value adjustment for all controls
Wireless Imaging
  • Lossless digital image data high speed wireless transmission using a proprietary 7.8 GHz ultrawideband radio
  • 500 MHz minimum bandwidth
  • Scanning distance from transducer to system console: Up to 3 meters
  • Multiple antennas in the transducers and system console combined with proprietary high speed antenna switching system provide optimal wireless link
  • Wireless signal quality meter provides real-time feedback
  • Average Noise Level display provides real-time quantified measure of wireless imaging signal quality
  • Back channel Bluetooth® radio used for bidirectional control data communicatio
Hard Drive
  • 16 GB solid state flash memory
  • Approximately 100,000 image frames
System Input/Output
Input/Output-- Transducer cable adapter
  • Ethernet RJ45 (10BaseT/100BaseT) 
  • (2) USB-A 
Output 
  • VGA (15 pin D-sub miniature) 1024 x 768, 60 Hz
Power Supply
  • Voltage: 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz)
  • Power consumption: maximum 0.08 kVA (may vary with configuration)
  • Atmospheric pressure range: 700 – 1060 hPa (525 – 795 mm Hg) or up to 3050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Ambient operating temperature range: +10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)
  • Humidity operating: 10 – 75%, non-condensing
  • Maximum heat output: 273 BTU/hr
Image File Formats
  • Export to USB-compatible storage media: PC-readable JPEG, MOV and XML (patient information)
Digital Patient Study Storage, Archiving, and Documentation Device
  • Digital storage of still frames and clips
  • Onboard patient study list
  • Study viewing capability
  • Viewing formats, full screen, quad screen, twelve image screen
  • Optional Video Printer -- B/W printer (Sony UP 897)
System Applications
  • Abdomen
  • General Imaging
  • MSK
  • Nerve
  • OBGYN
  • Small Parts
  • Vascular
 Pain Management Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Nerve
 Women's Imaging
  • Breast Imaging
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
 Small Parts
  • Breast 
  • Deep
  • General
  • Superficial
  • Thyroid
 Vascular Imaging
  • Arterial
  • Carotid
  • General
  • Venous Difficult
  • Venous Lower Extremity
  • Venous Superficial
  • Venous Upper Extremity
DICOM
  • DICOM-compatible system providing PACS connectivity
  • DICOM Storage Class
  • DICOM Storage Commitment
  • DICOM Modality Worklist
  • DICOM Echo
  • Connectivity over ethernet
  • Storage over USB-compatible storage media
  • Wired ethernet networking
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless networking (Wi-Fi®)
Transducers
  • Miniaturized ultrasound front-end and digital signal processing subsystem with high data rate ultra-wideband radio
  • Cordless operation with adapter cable option
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design
  • Flat transducer base allows transducer to stand on end for single operator transducer cover placement
Wireless Transducer Technologies
  • Multiple antennas integrated in transducers for optimal data link quality
  • Transducer remote control softkeys: slider and two softkeys labeled for +/- control
  • Auto-freeze automatically freezes image after timeout period during non-scanning to conserve battery life
  • Auto-unfreeze automatically unfreezes image after sensing user grasp of a transducer that has entered Auto-freeze
  • Transducer On/Off LED/index marker
  • Up to 90 minutes of continuous scanning with fully charged transducer battery
  • Low battery level warning messages
  • Removable wireless transducer battery
  • Transducer battery charger
  • Dual charger integrated into system console
  • Charging transducer batteries requires either of the following:
    • System console is connected to AC main power; or
    • System console batteries are charged
  • LED indicator of charging activity on battery
  • Indicator and readout of battery charge level on system console screen
  • Transducer location
    • Audio tone for transducer status
    • Integrated Bluetooth radio aids in location tracking
Transducer Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Transducer and transducer battery immersible for cleaning and disinfection
  • STERRAD® 100S system sterilizable
Transducer
  • Height: 34 mm (1.3 in)
  • Width: 65 mm (2.6 in)
  • Length: 153 mm (6.0 in)
  • Weight (without battery): 172 g (6.0 oz)
Transducer Battery
  • Height: 20 mm (0.8 in)
  • Width: 41 mm (1.6 in)
  • Length: 58 mm (2.3 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)

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