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Siemens Healthcare installed ACUSON S2000TM, a state-of-the-art system taking ultrasound imaging to a new dimension with breakthrough innovations like Liver Elastography for the first time in India. The system also provides one-of-its-kind knowledge-based workflow that offers excellent diagnostic confidence to physicians, while focusing on patient comfort.
Siemens Healthcare installed ACUSON S2000™ a new premier ultrasound system at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Hyderabad. Covering the entire continuum of care from screening, diagnosis, therapy and follow-up, ACUSON S2000™ features applications across general imaging, including obstetrics and gynecology, as well as vascular and cardiac imaging.
For the first time in India, ACUSON S2000™ introduces a technology called Liver Elastography performed using Acoustic Radiation Forced Impulse (ARFI) imaging. The assessment provided by this technology combined with high resolution imaging, enables physicians for differentiation in abnormalities such as liver tumors, liver diseases causing cirrhosis or the quantification of fibrosis progression. Liver Elastography provides information about liver, which was earlier obtained via biopsy — an invasive procedure, which is both time-consuming and stressful for the patient. This new technology is faster than conventional methods and provides comfort to the patients as well.
Mr. D Ragavan, Executive Vice President, Siemens Healthcare informs, “At Siemens Healthcare, we strongly believe that our technologies should help the doctors to do ‘Early Detection’ of diseases in their patients, so that the cost of treatment can be minimized as much as possible. ACUSON S2000TM comes with the most innovative applications that will enable physicians to early detection of diseases in liver. While all the vendors have been focusing on continuously enhancing the image quality in the ultrasound products, our scientists have gone beyond and have now come up with techniques such as ARFI taking the role of Ultrasound far beyond its current utilization.”
Mr. Ragavan further added, “We are very delighted that the ACUSON S2000 has been installed at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. Dr. Nageshwar Reddy is one of India’s renowned gastroenterologist and we are very glad that he and his team will introduce this exciting technology to the benefits of the patients in India. ACUSON S2000 TM is another example of how we bring innovative technologies to India.”
ACUSON S2000TM provides one-of-its-kind knowledge-based workflow — software like syngo® eSieCalcs™, syngo® Auto OB measurements and syngo® fourSight™ ViewTool help physicians to maintain their schedule and keep them free from repetitive tasks. syngo® eSieCalcs™, a tracing software introduced for the first time in India is based on sophisticated border detection technology that automatically increases measurement accuracy of complex lesions. The syngo® Auto OB measurements uses pattern recognition technology to significantly improve workflow by reducing keystrokes up to 70% of routine examination. Lastly, the syngo® fourSight™ ViewTool is a convenient offline analysis tool that helps to minimize system use and reduce exam times.
Another outstanding feature of ACUSON S2000TM system is the ultra-high frequency 18L6 HD transducer, which helps to improve slice thickness, image uniformity and contrast resolution. Its unique core acoustic technologies provide precise details of complex masses and subtle lesions. The system ergonomically has been designed to minimize stress — this includes features like rotating and elevating console, flexible articulating arm, enhanced image quality in all lighting situations and advanced transducers that allows scanning of technically difficult-to-image patients.
Siemens Ltd. is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises 20 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,800 crore, as on September 2008. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 19 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,200 people.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens is the only company to offer customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 49,000 employees worldwide and operates in over 130 countries. In fiscal year 2008 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.2 billion euros and profit of 1.2 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare