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New Acuson X700 ultrasound system from Siemens

4th March 2013


With the Acuson X700 system, Siemens Healthcare has developed a powerful ultrasound system that offers exceptional image quality, robust technologies, and intelligent workflow
solutions at an excellent price/performance ratio. Many advanced imaging technologies that were previously available only on high-end, higher-cost systems are now standard on the Acuson X700 system.

The system also features workflow technologies that support high throughput and improve the total cost of ownership. The Acuson X700 system demonstrates Siemens’ competitiveness as part of the Sector initiative Agenda 2013 and will be introduced at the Medica 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany.


The Acuson X700 system expands Siemens’ Acuson X family of ultrasound systems, which are
dedicated to providing excellent performance and clinical efficiency across a range of clinical
specialties. Siemens migrated many of the technologies on the Acuson X700 system from its
Acuson S family of premium ultrasound systems to enhance imaging performance.

Advanced SieClear spatial compounding, for example, enhances anatomic border definition and improves
tissue contrast through electronic beam steering, allowing rapid acquisition of overlapping images
from different view angles. The Dynamic TCE (tissue contrast enhancement) technology also
improves borders and reduces speckle/noise, facilitating subtle tissue differentiation. Moreover, the
Acuson X700 system features intelligent workflow solutions to enable the high throughput required
by various clinical departments that use the system.

For example, the TGO (tissue grayscale optimization) technology provides instantaneous one-button image optimization by automatically adjusting the image brightness to the tissue type being imaged.


Furthermore, Siemens has migrated its patented MicroPinless (MP) transducer connectors from
premium platforms to the Acuson X700 system. MP connectors offer the highest signal fidelity and
improve the signal-to-noise ratio to enhance signal quality. The transducers are compatible with
Siemens’ Acuson S Family, Acuson X Family, and Acuson Sequoia ultrasound systems to increase
flexibility and investment value for the customer. The Acuson X700 system also features a new,
single-solution, 50-millimeter aperture linear array transducer for superficial as well as deep imaging.
The proprietary Hanafy lens transducer technology provides continuous focusing and image
uniformity while delivering superb contrast and detail resolution.


The Acuson X700 system offers many features and options to accommodate a broad range of
applications and clinical environments. For instance, 3-Scape real-time 3D imaging and Advanced
fourSight technology support 3D/4D imaging for fetal, abdominal, and gynecological examinations.
Multiple knowledge-based workflow applications support the workflow to ensure consistency. The
software Syngo Auto OB Measurements, for example, draws on a large database of ultrasound
images to provide instant automated biometric measurements of the fetus without manual
calculations. Advanced cardiac imaging applications like intracardiac echocardiography imaging
support physicians during procedure visualization and device placement monitoring. The system’s
options and features can be configured individually to support various clinical needs.


Moreover, the Acuson X700 system features a new design for improved usability, including a 20-
inch LED display. An integrated handle with articulating arm enables the user to easily position the
monitor for comfortable viewing. Two front-accessible USB ports allow easy, convenient data
transfer. The height-adjustable control panel swivels for maximum user comfort.


Launched in November 2011 by the Siemens Healthcare Sector, “Agenda 2013” is a two-year global
initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector’s innovative power and competitiveness.
Specific measures will be implemented in four fields

 





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