Siemens Healthineers has announced the first global installation of its newest ultrasound system, the Acuson Sequoia, at all 10 facilities in the Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) health system. The numerous Acuson Sequoia systems were purchased in order to enhance BHSF’s imaging capabilities within the scope of gastroenterology, primary care, and bariatric specialties.
The new ultrasound system expands precision medicine by enabling high-resolution imaging that adapts to patients’ size and personal physical characteristics, contributing to more confident diagnoses by clinicians.
“The Acuson Sequoia enables our customers to image patients, regardless of size or body composition, with consistency and clarity,” says David Pacitti, president and head of the Americas for Siemens Healthineers. “Without sacrificing image quality and potentially reducing the need for repeat scans and unclear diagnoses, the [system] will allow Baptist Health South Florida to underscore its commitment to clinical and service excellence in its community by improving the experiences of the patients it serves.”
Siemens Healthineers built the new Acuson Sequoia system to adapt to the “BioAcoustic Variations” of each patient, characteristics that include tissue density, stiffness, and absorption, according to the company.
With its new Deep Abdominal Transducer, a new high-powered architecture, and innovative updates to elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the new ultrasound system produces penetration up to 40cm without image quality degradation often caused by attenuating echo signals, an industry first, according to the company.