News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 13, 2018

Siemens Healthineers Introduces Portable Cardiovascular-Dedicated Ultrasound at ACC.18

System addresses increasing demand for quality echo exams in more locations and fast-paced clinical environments

Siemens Healthineers Introduces Portable Cardiovascular-Dedicated Ultrasound at ACC.18

March 13, 2018 — At the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, March 10-12 in Orlando, Fla., Siemens Healthineers launched its new portable cardiovascular ultrasound solution, the Acuson Bonsai.

According to a recent study, 34 million echo exams were performed in the U.S. in 2017.1 The Acuson Bonsai addresses the challenge of these increased clinician workloads by providing a portable and quick system, while maintaining high-quality imaging and diagnostic confidence through user-friendly applications. The system was created together with Mindray Medical International Ltd.

In one portable system, the Acuson Bonsai provides one-touch image optimization and advanced imaging. The system automatically optimizes the ultrasound image with the touch of a button, eliminating the need for manual optimization on the part of the sonographer for improved workflow and image quality consistency. The system also utilizes advanced imaging to optimize specific to routine echocardiograms and cardiovascular workflows.

The Acuson Bonsai is compatible with a comprehensive set of 14 transthoracic echo (TTE) and transesophageal echo (TEE) transducers.

The system comes fully loaded with a complete set of user-friendly cardiology applications for fast and easy handling of routine echo exams. Included applications such as “Auto EF” for semi-automatic ejection fraction measurements and “Auto IMT” for automatic intima-media thickness measurements help clinicians acquire measurements in one click, which enables quicker exams and consistent and reproducible results.

The ultra-portable and ergonomic user design of the Acuson Bonsai’s laptop and mobile cart system offers flexibility in scanning locations. The laptop is over 1.7 cm thinner than the industrial average, according to Siemens, and its companion cart has a slim design and small footprint for maneuverability. Automated protocols reduce scan times up to 43 percent2 and reduce keystrokes up to 75 percent2, improving workflows and patient throughput. Raw Data capabilities on the system can also improve scan times and allow for flexibility with image optimization and measurements after the acquisition.

For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com

References

1. Arlington Medical Research, Echo monitor report 2017

2. The Role of a Protocol Management Feature in Improving Ultrasound Lab Efficiency, 2016

 

Related Content

New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for single photon...
FDA Clears New Imaging Functionalities for Biograph mCT PET/CT Systems
Technology | PET-CT | June 21, 2018
Siemens Healthineers will announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of four new system features for...
Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 19, 2018
EDAP TMS SA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Focal One device for...
Epsilon Imaging Demonstrates Strain Imaging Integration for Echo Programs at ASE 2018
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 19, 2018
Clinical practice, along with guidelines and research, have shown that speckle tracking strain imaging can improve...
FDA Clears Bay Labs' EchoMD AutoEF Software for AI Echo Analysis
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 19, 2018
Cardiovascular imaging artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs announced its EchoMD AutoEF software received 510(...
3D Systems Announces On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | June 18, 2018
3D Systems announced availability of its new On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service. This new service provides a wide...
Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group Hosts  Scientific Session at AOFAS Conference
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018 —The Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group will host a scientific session on the benefits of weig
Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic Practice Upgrades DR With Agfa DX-D 300s
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 15, 2018
Agfa announced that it has installed two DX-D 300 digital radiography (DR) solutions at the multi-office Centers for...
Florida Hospital First in State to Adopt NeuroLogica's BodyTom Elite CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 — NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Named Imaging Supplier for London Prostate Cancer Program
News | Prostate Cancer | June 14, 2018
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe has been awarded the contract to supply six ultrasound systems as part of the RAPID...
Overlay Init