Siemens Showcases Advanced 3D Imaging and Software Applications at ACOG 2010





Featuring advanced clinical applications that bring OB/GYN imaging to the next level, Siemens Healthcare will showcase its exclusive syngo®.fourSight™ Workplace* image management software at the 58th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Francisco. Siemens will highlight a comprehensive selection of the latest innovations in OB/GYN imaging, including a new 3D immersive imaging experience using professional graphics solutions.

With Siemens’ new syngo.fourSight Workplace, volume imaging takes on a whole new dimension with true stereoscopic views of 3D images delivering a 3D imaging experience more immersive, detailed and real-to-life than ever before. Conventional 3D ultrasound technologies use twodimensional monitors for the evaluation of 3D images. The combination of NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology, NVIDIA Quadro® FX high-end professional graphics solutions and syngo.fourSight Workplace, based on NVIDIA CUDA™ architecture, offers the experience of 3D imaging in “real 3D.”

“This takes 3D/4D ultrasound imaging to the next level,” said Dr. Norbert Gaus, CEO, Clinical Products Division, Siemens Healthcare. “It offers a truly remarkable experience that’s rewarding for parents and their doctors.”

Leveraging NVIDIA visualization technology, Siemens Ultrasound offers a vastly improved overall ultrasound experience. “syngo.fourSight Workplace is a cost-effective, cutting-edge solution that we believe will be embraced by both physicians and their patients. It is an excellent example of how modern 3D technology is being utilized for professional applications such as medical imaging,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, NVIDIA Professional Solutions.

Ultrasound for Any Clinical Requirements

Siemens will also be showcasing one of the most comprehensive ultrasound portfolios in the OB/GYN market segment. The new 2.0 release of the ACUSON S2000™ ultrasound system – Women’s Imaging represents the pinnacle of innovative technologies and workflow-enhancing clinical applications, which dramatically improve the efficiency and quality of ultrasound exams.

The latest acoustic technologies deliver a powerful system optimized with superb 2D, Doppler and 3D/4D imaging for the most demanding requirements in maternal-fetal medicine. Unique industry applications, such as Skeletal Rendering, further enhance the clinical excellence of the system. This Siemens-proprietary 3D/4D rendering technique results in true volumetric imaging, with accurate spatial resolution for enhanced visualization of the fetal skeleton.

Compact, portable, and easy to use, the ACUSON X300™ PE – Women’s Imaging offers a complete OB/GYN imaging solution for the clinical routine. The system is scalable to meet a wide variety of clinical and economic needs and delivers exceptional performance in B-mode, color Doppler, PW Doppler, and 3D/4D imaging.

Knowledge-Based Automated Fetal Biometrics

A highlight of both the ACUSON S2000 system – Women’s Imaging and the ACUSON X300 system PE – Women’s Imaging is syngo® Auto OB measurements, an advanced clinical tool that automates routine biometry measurements of the fetus.

“Up until now, users needed to perform biometry measurements manually,” said Barbara Del Prince, worldwide segment manager for OB/GYN, Siemens Healthcare. “syngo Auto OB measurements eliminate this time-consuming manual process, saving up to 75 percent of the keystrokes in routine fetal measurements and freeing users from repetitive tasks, so they can focus on their patients.”

The application also addresses the challenges related to user-dependence and variability, as well as consistency and reproducibility in fetal biometry. Measurements are automatically saved into the patient’s report and include the biparietal diameter (BPD), head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC), femur length (FL), crown rump length (CRL) and the humerus length (HL).

Clinical images are further enhanced using Amnioscopic Rendering, a Siemens-exclusive technology that provides a user movable light source to produce photo-realistic 3D images of thefetus. This quality  improvement may provide additional information to the physician and assist in communication between surgeons and patients or to aid in treatment or surgical planning.

Ultra-Compact Ultrasound Solution Debuts at ACOG Siemens will be introducing the latest addition to the ACUSON ultrasound family of products, the 2.0 release of the ultra-compact ACUSON X150 ultrasound system. A versatile women’s imaging solution at an extraordinary value, this new release offers enhanced image quality and workflow as well as a comprehensive spectrum of clinical features and applications including 3-Scape™ realtime 3D imaging.

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