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Ultrasound Imaging System Enhancements Include High Definition Transducers, Sophisticated Elastography, and Tissue Strain Analysis

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 14 Apr 2014
Image: Siemens Healthcare has launched the HELX Evolution, the newest iteration of its Acuson S range of ultrasound imaging systems (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).
Image: Siemens Healthcare has launched the HELX Evolution, the newest iteration of its Acuson S range of ultrasound imaging systems (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).
New features designed for a range of ultrasound systems include enhanced image quality with a large 21.5-inch liquid crystal diode (LCD) monitor, high definition (HD) transducers, optimized contrast agent imaging technologies, and more powerful image processing with 50% greater pixel density.

Siemens Healthcare (Erlangen, Germany) has launched the HELX Evolution, the newest iteration of its Acuson S range of ultrasound imaging systems offering HD image quality, streamlined workflow and a sustainable, upgradable platform. The HELX Evolution provides clinicians with a wide range of options, from HD transducers on the Acuson S1000 to advanced ultrasound elastography and tissue strain analysis on the S2000 and S3000.

Powered by the new SieStream HD architecture, the HELX also works with the S2000 and S3000 systems to deliver acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging. Virtual Touch imaging, Virtual Touch quantification, and Virtual Touch IQ modes enable noninvasive visualization and measurement of tissue stiffness for enhanced diagnostic effectiveness and offer the potential to avoid unnecessary biopsies.

The HELX enhances the Acuson S range’s existing workflow capabilities with eSieScan Workflow Protocols to guide clinicians through examinations step-by-step, activating pertinent modes in a very short time. The platform offers an ergonomically-designed control panel and adjustable monitor for heads-up, no look operation of the system. Additionally helping to streamline workflow, the HELX has also features two redesigned women’s health transducers for enhanced patient comfort and optimized clinician access.

The system has been also designed to meet clinical demands of the future. The S1000, S2000, and S3000 expressly share the same SieStream HD architecture, allowing hospital departments to upgrade the systems with new technologies as soon as they become available. This helps to make the HELX Evolution and Acuson S imaging range a cost-effective solution to both existing and new users.

“Technology in the clinical environment is continuously evolving at a rapid pace, but this can often make it difficult for departments to gain funding to keep ultrasound units up to date,” stated Bernadette Leonard, UK business manager for ultrasound products at Siemens Healthcare. “The HELX Evolution is a cost-effective solution that enables existing and future Acuson S family users to make the most of the system, with upgrades always available to ensure image quality and operational efficiency is meeting clinical needs now and into the future.”

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