By: 13 January 2014
Versatile imaging systems will transform ultrasound imaging, says congress poll

A new breed of versatile, portable and easy-to-use imaging systems will have the most significant impact on ultrasound imaging over the next five years, a recent poll by Siemens Healthcare has found. Nearly half of respondents (44 percent) at the UK Radiology Congress 2013 said versatile imaging systems would take the lead as sonographers look to solutions suitable for a wide range of clinical environments. This was followed closely by ergonomics (33 percent) and portability (21 percent).

“This event survey demonstrates that over the next five years, the market for ultrasound systems will need to adapt to these demands, without compromising on image quality,” states Bernadette Leonard, UK Business Manager, Ultrasound and Echocardiology Products at Siemens Healthcare. “The ACUSON Freestyle is one of five new ultrasound products that Siemens Healthcare has introduced in the last 12 months, focussed on innovation, miniaturisation and expanding our reach into new clinical segments.”