The 45th annual meeting and convention of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is set for Orlando, Fla., from March 11 through March 14, with more than 3,000 physicians, sonographers, engineers, scientists, physicists, and manufacturers expected to attend.

Attendees will observe and learn about the newest and best in ultrasound technology and products. Meeting highlights include four pre-convention programs, categorical courses, commercial exhibits, scientific sessions, case-of-the-day challenges, hands-on programs, film panel sessions and scientific exhibits.

Acuson’s SequoiaOn the exhibit floor, Acuson Corp. (Mountain View, Calif.), now a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG (Erlangen, Germany), will showcase four new products and technologies. The company’s proprietary Tissue Equalization (TEQ) technology for the Sequoia ultrasound system is designed to appropriately set the correct brightness and gain for any soft tissue. TEQ also is designed to eliminate “over gaining” or saturation of echoes on images during portable exams when ambient room light cannot be adjusted.

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