Siemens Healthineers launched a new ultrasound system, ACUSON Sequoia.

A new era for tissue elastic ultrasound and enhanced contrast helps physicians can make individual visits for each patient.
Siemens Healthineers launched a new ultrasound system, ACUSON Sequoia.

On 11 January 2019, the 3rd National Ultrasound Conference took place in Hanoi. Here Siemens Healthineers has launched a new ultrasound system, ACUSON Sequoia.

This is an ultrasound system developed towards addressing one of the outstanding challenges in ultrasound that is diagnosing large patients without compromising on the quality and consistency of image.

The ACUSON Sequoia system, with the new DAX transducer, a robust design and new innovations for tissue elastic ultrasound and contrast enhancement, the ACUSON Sequoia system can visit up to 40cm depth .

Mr. Fabrice Leguet, General Director of Siemens Healthineers Vietnam emphasized: “With a strong structure and improved features, the new Acuson Sequoia System aims to expand accurate medicine to bring resolution ultrasound images High levels of individual patient sizes and characteristics contribute to increased diagnostic accuracy”.

Expand the capacity of ultrasound examination

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report in 2016, more than 1.9 billion people worldwide are classified as overweight with 650 million of them suffering from obesity. In Vietnam, the number of overweight people has increased 4 times compared to 10 years ago, accounting for 18.3% of the population in 2016. Because ultrasound imaging depends on the ability to record and broadcast sound and sound waves when going through the thicker tissue will weaken, leading to lower image quality.

To solve this problem, the Siemens Healthineers ACUSON system is designed to be compatible with each patient's "Acoustic Characteristics" such as tissue density, stiffness, or absorption. The new Acuson Sequoia system delivers high-resolution images across the entire field from near to far, in real time with InFocus technology.

Therefore, users will save time adjusting focus points while ensuring optimal frame rate and image resolution. In addition, ACUSON Sequoia also enhances color sensitivity by 3 times and a depth of 20% compared to older ultrasound systems.

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Increase energy and depth of visit

In addition to the current status of overweight and obesity, liver diseases are also on the rise. Physicians using elastic ultrasound are currently a popular solution to assess liver fibrosis based on measuring shear wave velocity to assess liver stiffness.

However, this method is a challenge when visiting patients with large body size due to the decline of sound waves. ACUSON Sequoia's improved design provides six times more energy accumulation for horizontal shear waves, helping to perform resilient techniques in deeper locations without compromising image quality or accuracy.

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Improve workflow with user-centric technology

Ultrasound is the most common diagnostic imaging method3 and also depends on individual physician's requirements and habits, making this a highly personal method. Therefore, to minimize user differences, Siemens Healthineers has organized more than 170 workshops with 365 ultrasound doctors worldwide to build an ultrasound system designed by users and for themselves.

ACUSON Sequoia improves the workflow by introducing user-friendly features such as activating two-touch transducers, and automated processes that suit each physician's preferences and habits.

ACUSON Sequoia owns the new "UltraArt" feature of Siemens Healthineers. UltraArt provides real-time images with different calibration parameters right on the touch screen.

Doctors can choose the image that best suits the "Acoustical Characteristics" of each patient as well as the eye of each doctor with just one touch, saving time to adjust each individual parameter.

We invite you to see the launching on VTV1 channel and on other medias:

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