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Date:10/2/2007

agnostic 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 http://www.pocketultrasound.com Web site. The product may only be purchased and operated by licensed medical professionals.

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