Siemens Showcases New ACUSON S2000 Ultrasound System, as Well as World's First Pocket Ultrasound System

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NEW ORLEANS, May 3 Siemens Healthcare( highlights new products and solutions (booth#1023) for OB/GYN at the American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsAnnual Meeting in New Orleans, May 3-7.

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The latest member of the Siemens ultrasound product family, the ACUSONS2000(TM) ultrasound system, provides excellent gynecologic and fetal imagingfor both 2D and 3D/4D acquisition, as well as 3D Dynamic TCE tissue contrastenhancement technology -- an industry exclusive -- for enhanced anatomicborder and contrast resolution. In addition, the ACUSON S2000 features acomprehensive set of applications in the arena of volume imaging:

In addition, the ACUSON S2000 features syngo Auto OB measurements that usesophisticated pattern recognition technology in all automatic biometricmeasurements. Especially developed to enhance the workflow in obstetrics, thesoftware delivers increased measurement accuracy and consistency.

Siemens will also showcase its smallest and the world's first pocketultrasound system: the ACUSON P10(TM). A 2008 recipient of Medical DesignExcellence Awards (MDEA), the ACUSON P10 weighs in at only 1.6 pounds and issmall enough to fit in a lab coat pocket. It is intended for use in routineand urgent care settings, particularly in obstetrics, emergency care andcardiology. In labor and delivery, the ACUSON P10 system gives physicians andmidwives a quick overview of fetal positioning, amniotic fluid volume,placental location, abnormalities and miscarriage.

"The system is quickly becoming the assessment tool of choice forclinicians around the world," said Klaus Hambuechen, chief executive officer,Ultrasound, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. "Instead of having to get thepatient to the technology, the ACUSON P10 system brings the technology to thepatient. This makes additional information available on a patient's condition.In addition, it can save critical minutes, especially when the patient is indistress."

About Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare is one of the world's largest suppliers to thehealthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider withcore competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutictechnologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including informationtechnology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnosticsacquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first fully integrated diagnosticscompany, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, andhealthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting andsupport services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entirecontinuum of care -- from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis,therapy and care. The company employs more than 48,000 people worldwide andoperates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2007 (Sept. 30), SiemensHealthcare reported sales of euro 9.85 billion, orders of euro 10.27 billion,and group profit of euro 1.32 billion. Further information can be found byvisiting Advanced fourSight(TM) technology -- for comprehensive 3D/4D acquisition, data rendering and post-processing functionality on all examinations in 2D and color Doppler. -- 3-Scape(TM) real-time 3D imaging -- real-time capture and display of grayscale and power Doppler volumes using both high-resolution 2D and fourSight 4D transducer technology offering industry-leading 3D/4D acquisition and multi-planar visualization. -- Amnioscopic rendering -- for the most photo-realistic fetal ultrasound images. This advanced surface rendering technique is unique to Siemens. -- Fetal heart STIC imaging -- an automated acquisition of a high-quality fetal heart volume using a sophisticated algorithm that c

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