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Siemens Showcases World's First Pocket Ultrasound System at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2008
Date:4/4/2008

ACUSON P10 Delivers Faster Ultrasound Information at the First Point of

Patient Contact

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare (http://www.siemens.com/healthcare) highlights its smallest ultrasound solution -- the ACUSON P10(TM) ultrasound system -- at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (Booth #300), April 3-6, 2008 in San Francisco.

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The ACUSON P10 handheld 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 delivers on demand ultrasound imaging and is intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in emergency care, cardiology and obstetrics.

"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 Dr. Eyal Herzog, FACC, director of the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, in New York, an early ACUSON P10 system user. "The application flexibility and portability of the ACUSON P10 pocket ultrasound system mark significant changes in the way emergency care is 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. In emergency situations, it is the point of care exam tool allowing for earlier, faster and more accurate screening and triage decisions. Its emergency applications include FAST (Focused Ass
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