JULY 8--Siemens Medical Solutions (Iselin, NJ; www.siemensmedical.com) has released the multi-specialty Sonoline G60 S portable ultrasound imaging platform.
This new system incorporates MultiBeam Formation, Precision MotionCapture, and SynAps (synthetic aperture) digital ultrasound technologies. It accommodates radiology, deep abdominal imaging, high-frequency imaging, and cardiology applications with an integrated stress echo package and multi-plane transesophageal echo capability.
The core architecture of Sonoline G60 S centers on the company's proprietary DIMAQ-IP integrated workstation, which allows for on-board image and data management, programmable imaging parameters, exam steps, and measurement and report packages. The system's embedded DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) system delivers fast connectivity into departmental or hospital-wide PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) networks, and its software offers the potential to seamlessly integrate new clinical features.
The "homebase" layout of the system's control panel is linked to Windows-based software. On-screen icons allow activation of frequently used features, and QuickSet user-programmable imaging parameters speed exam and workflow steps. The system's four-wheel swivel design comes with individually locking casters for controlled mobility, and its small footprint and low weight make it easy to transport and incorporate into a scanning environment.