Siemens Healthineers has announced an expansion of its Acuson Sequoia Flagship series at ECR 2023.
The series includes the Acuson Sequoia Crown Edition, available worldwide, and the Acuson Sequoia Select Edition, initially available in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Both editions include Siemens Healthineers' BioAcoustic Imaging architecture, which delivers image enhancement and expanded applications, as well as new advances in the platform design, display technologies, and improvements in ergonomics and workflows, the company stated.
The series is aimed at large radiology departments that need to image a broad range of exam types, as well as to specialty use cases such as breast, liver, and musculoskeletal imaging.
Both editions feature a new Barco monitor, providing improved quality assurance, calibration, and asset management capabilities, according to the company. Siemens also said that both systems include an enhanced user interface to provide access to innovations in workflow, penetration, and quantitative ultrasound.
The Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF) features are expanded in the series, offering new technology on three abdominal transducers, the 5C1, 9C2, and deep abdominal transducer (DAX), to aid clinicians in the early detection of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) for nearly any patient body habitus, according to the company. UDFF enables the clinician to quickly and noninvasively classify hepatic steatosis with a clear cut-off value of greater than 5%, offering a similar clinical utility compared with MRI-PDFF.
A growing elderly population and increased incidences of chronic disorders, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is making exams more complex, requiring advanced tools and technology to improve diagnostic accuracy and access to care, the company stated.
The new Siemens Healthineers Acuson Sequoia Flagship Series will be showcased in the main booth in Expo Hall 5.