Technology | October 02, 2007

Siemens Introduces Pocket Ultrasound System

Siemens Medical Solutions launched its new pocket ultrasound system, ACUSON P10, sizing a little larger than a common PDA and weighing 1.6 pounds. The system is intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in cardiology, emergency care and obstetrics.

The ACUSON P10 system can reportedly be used by physicians and medical personnel in a number of environments including intensive care units, ambulances and medevac helicopters. The company says it can also be used to detect conditions that may be clinically significant, but have previously required expansive or invasive diagnostic testing in asymptomatic patients.

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