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Siemens Medical Solutions Launches Sales of World's First Pocket Ultrasound


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions ( is ushering in a new era of medicine with today's launch of the world's smallest and first pocket ultrasound system. The ACUSON P10(TM) hand held diagnostic ultrasound system is a little larger than a common PDA, weighs only 1.6 pounds, and fits easily into a lab coat pocket. It is intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in cardiology, emergency care and obstetrics.

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"Instead of having to rush the patient to the technology, the P10 system brings the technology to the patient. This can save critical minutes, especially when a patient is in cardiac distress or with trauma patients, who have multiple injuries," said Eyal Herzog, MD, FACC, director of the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, in New York, and an ACUSON P10 system beta site user. "The application flexibility and portability of the P10 pocket ultrasound system mark significant changes in the way diagnostic and emergency care are administered, changes that could alter the face of the physical exam and, ultimately, lead to better patient outcomes."

The ACUSON P10 system can be used by physicians and medical personnel in a number of environments including intensive care units, ambulances and medevac helicopters. 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. The pocket ultrasound device has U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance.

P10 in Emergency Medicine

In emergency situations, the hand held ACUSON P10 system allows for earlier, faster and more accurate screening and triage decisions. Its emergency applications include FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) to detect fluid, determining cardiac activity and pericardial effusion as well as detecting abdominal aortic aneurysms and performing pelvic exams.

In addition to cardiac and emergency care, the ACUSON P10 pocket ultrasound system offers applications in other medical specialties, most notably obstetrics where it can be used in labor and delivery. Specifically, the device can determine fetal viability, fetal positioning, and amniotic fluid volume. Additional applications include veterinary medicine.

"In this era of instant access to information - and increased demand for medical mobility - the portable ACUSON P10 system complements existing technologies to fulfill the needs of both practitioners and patients," said Klaus Hambuchen, president, Siemens Medical Solutions, Ultrasound Division. "We like to refer to it as a visual stethoscope that enables substantiated and fast decision-making regarding the subsequent course of treatment for the patient. In addition, the ACUSON P10 pocket ultrasound system is multifunctional and will be used precisely where it is needed - close to the patient."

The ACUSON P10 system will be made available for direct purchase via the Siemens Web site. The product may only be purchased and operated by licensed medical professionals.

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Recent acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation and Bayer Diagnostics - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in over 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 8.23 billion EUR, orders of 9.33 billion EUR and group profit of 1.06 billion EUR for fiscal 2006 (Sept. 30). Further information can be found by visiting

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