ACUSON Sequoia with DAX Transducer requires less force

Why Reducing Transducer Pressure is a Key to Preventing Sonographer Injury

ACUSON Sequoia

With a rise in the obese population, injuries related to transducer pressure are likely to grow.

What if there was an ultrasound system that required less force while penetrating deeper? This would enable sonographers to scan bariatric patients ergonomically! 

Patient obesity is a growing concern for clinicians. Not only can it compromise the diagnostic quality of ultrasound imaging, it can also put the safety of sonographers at risk. According to a recent publication, patient obesity is reported as the most significant barrier to practicing ergonomic scanning technique. Partially as a result of scanning on an increasingly more technically challenging patient population, up to 90% of sonographers experience symptoms of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRSMDs).1 An injured sonographer can be detrimental to institutions and clinics facing financial strain and lack of workforce readiness due to COVID-19. 

ACUSON Sequoia

 New data shows that the DAX transducer on the ACUSON Sequoia can penetrate 30% deeper3 with 70% less force2.

The ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system powers the patented and industry-exclusive DAX (Deep Abdominal Transducer), enabling unprecedented imaging throughout 40 cm depth through an advanced form of Multi-D beam formation. According to an ergonomic assessment by Sound Ergonomics, the DAX Transducer requires approximately 70% less force compared to a conventional abdominal transducer on a large model patient.2

By reducing the required transducer pressure, we have improved the ergonomics of a technically difficult scan that is beneficial to both sonographer and patient.  

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