Tackling the challenge of unwanted variability in Ultrasound
Variability has hampered Ultrasound’s potential to expand precision medicine.
Today, health systems struggle with rising costs and varying quality. Diagnoses and treatments are designed with the typical patient in mind. Ultrasound is one of the most widely-used and readily-available imaging modalities. From screening and diagnosis to therapy planning and monitoring, ultrasound has the potential to expand precision medicine throughout the patient care continuum. To achieve this goal, ultrasound needs to address biological, technological and user variability’s.
Enter BioAcoustic™ imaging technology
It all starts with the way we generate, track, transmit and receive ultrasound signals.
With the new ACUSON Sequoia, each individual component is assembled to accurately track the ultrasound signal throughout the signal path. From the power supplies to our receivers and graphics processing unit; to the compact-pinless transducer connectors to the transducer lens, we aimed to preserve the signal acoustic fidelity. This is all driven by the goal of accurately representing human biology. Siemens Healthineers calls this BioAcoustic imaging technology.
As the signal travels through the patient’s body, we know that it is acoustically attenuated. BioAcoustic imaging technology is able to, in real-time, compensate for loss of energy and adapt the signal to each patient’s bioacoustic characteristics. When we measured the performance of the new ACUSON Sequoia against that of conventional ultrasound devices we were able to store 6x more energy and a remarkable 10x higher acoustic fidelity applying these technologies.
Address patient’s unique bioacoustic characteristics
Taking imaging to higher grounds.
The first immediate benefit of the new ACUSON Sequoia is a remarkably fast, fully focused B-mode image without degradation of near-field or far-field resolution. Additionally, we developed unique and patented technologies that allow ACUSON Sequoia to virtually eliminate color flash artifacts and penetrate deeper than conventional ultrasound systems.
According to the WHO, a total of 1.9 billion adults were overweight worldwide in 2016 – 650 million of these were considered obese. Ultrasound needs to be able to image at greater depths without sacrificing real-time imaging performance. With ACUSON
Personalize when it matters
Introducing a new standard in elastography and contrast imaging.
Ultrasound imaging is expected to deliver definitive and timely answers to important clinical questions. These answers must be provided in the most accurate and reproducible way. The new ACUSON Sequoia addresses these challenges with a comprehensive suite of advanced applications to deliver personalized ultrasound.
System Applications & Reporting
Pain Management Imaging
- Emergency Medicine
- General Imaging
- Intraoperative/ Interventional
- Musculoskeletal (MSK)
- Breast Imaging
- Advanced OB
- Adult Echo
- Advanced Cardiac Software
- Cardiac Screening/ Survey
- DICOM-Cardiac Structured Reporting
- DICOM- OB/GYN Structured Reporting
Curved Transducers/ Probes
Linear Transducers/ Probes
- 9C3 (2.2-9.2 MHz)
- SC1 (1.0-5.7 MHz)
- DAX (1.0-3.5 MHz)
Vector Transducers/ Probes
- 18L6 (4.6-17.8 MHz)
- 14L5 (4.8-13.6 MHz)
- 10L4 (2.9-9.9 MHz)
Endocavity Transducer/ Probe
Pencil Transducer/ Probe
- 8V3 (2.1-8.3 MHz)
- SV1 (1.1-4.9 MHz)
- 4V1 (1.4-5.1 MHz)