Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New, small portable ultrasound

From a press release:

Siemens introduces the world's smallest ultrasound device for initial diagnosis in emergency situations

The first few minutes are instrumental in emergency situations. A new portable ultrasound device from Siemens Medical Systems supports medical personnel in these efforts. The device, known as Acuson P10, is a hand-held device intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in cardiology, emergency care and obstetrics. It is poised to change the physical exam by providing immediate information to health care providers at the earliest possible patient intervention points, such as intensive care units, ambulances and medical helicopters. The advantages of the new system are its portability, easy handling as well as its fast and consistent availability to the physician. The device is barely larger than a Blackberry and weighs just a little more than 700 grams.


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