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Siemens' New Ultrasound Platform Revolutionizes the Paradigm of Echocardiography
Date:6/7/2008

ACUSON SC2000 is the World's First Echocardiography System to Acquire Instantaneous, Non-Stitched Full-Volume Images of the Heart in a Single

Heartbeat

TORONTO, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare (http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare) unveils the ACUSON SC2000(TM) volume imaging ultrasound system, the first system in the world to acquire non-stitched, real-time full-volume 3D images of the heart in one single heart cycle, during the 19th Annual Session of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in Toronto, June 7-11. Called "Echo in a Heartbeat," this new technology marks the greatest paradigm shift in ultrasound since the introduction of 2D imaging in the late '70s. Instantaneous, non-stitched full-volume imaging comes 55 years after echocardiography pioneers Inge Edler and Hellmuth Hertz acquired the world's first cardiac ultrasound recording using Siemens technology in 1953.

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"Innovation has always been the lifeblood of Siemens, and the ACUSON SC2000 volume ultrasound system is delivering on this promise," said Klaus Hambuechen, chief executive officer, Ultrasound, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. "The system has unparalleled capabilities in information rate processing that allow us to acquire a full volume of the entire heart with 90 degree pyramids. With a high-volume acquisition rate like this -- in one second, every second -- acquisition time is dramatically reduced, improving the overall workflow in the echocardiography suite."

Next Generation System Architecture and Transducer Technology

The ACUSON SC2000 system is Siemens' premier cardiology platform that will change the way echocardiography is practiced today. Its advanced architecture deli
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