By: 1 February 2007

Antares Premium Proves Exceptional For MSK Exams

A new ACUSON Antares Premium Edition ultrasound system at Whipps Cross Hospital in north London is providing the most advanced features currently available in ultrasound.

The system is used for the cross section of investi-gations, and is particularly bene-ficial in the large number of musculo-skeletal examinations performed.

Dr Jonathan Andrews, Consultant Radiologist, confirm-ed: “We’re delighted with the Antares’ ergonomics, versat-ility and ease of use when switching bet-ween different mo-dalities.

“It also provides exceptionally high quality images across the board which are very easily reproducible. The support we received from the Siemens sales team both pre and post purchase has been superb.”

The ACUSON Antares, Premium Edition system builds upon the advanced diagnostic capabilities of the Antares system technology by offering additional innovative features, including:

  • 2D and Spectral TEQ ultrasound technology that automatically optimises both 2D and spectral Doppler images with a touch of a single button, greatly improving ease of scanning, workflow and diagnostic confidence.
  • Complete higher quality fourSight 4D ultrasound imaging technology, addressing increasing clinical needs for 3D/4D imaging.
  • Cadence contrast pulse sequencing (CPS) technology, Siemens’ unique contrast imaging technology. CPS technology effectively separates the display of contrast agent signals from tissue signals, resulting in additional diagnostic information and greatly improved sensitivity and specificity in lesion detection and characterisation.
  • A full suite of Hanafy Lens and Multi-D array transducers, offering the superior 2D and colour Doppler image quality expected from the Siemens ACUSON ultrasound system family.
  • Clarify vascular enhancement technology that advances workflow and increases diagnostic confidence by automatically reducing noise and artifacts along with clearer wall definition.
  • Extend imaging technology to increase diagnostic confidence by providing additional 2D, tissue harmonic imaging and colour Doppler information for technically difficult-to-image patients.