Pediatric patients present unique challenges in diagnostic imaging that requires specialized equipment to deliver diagnostic confidence across patient sizes and indications.
ACUSON Sequoia is designed to address these unique challenges with dedicated pediatric transducers, measurement packages and advanced tools. ACUSON Sequoia scans faster and delivers more image quality than conventional ultrasound to deliver the highest levels of diagnostic accuracy in the premature neonate to the adult-sized teenager.
9C2 single crystal transducer
15% smaller lens surface improves intercostal scanning in children; equipped with Auto Point Shear Wave Elastography (Auto pSWE) and Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF).
11M3 single crystal micro-convex transducer
Has a small footprint and superb imaging to manage the tiny acoustic windows and incubator scanning of neonates.
Ultrasound’s advantages in pediatric imaging include the lack of ionizing radiation, reduced need for sedation, and real-time imaging. Advanced tools such as contrast enhanced ultrasound, elastography and liver fat quantification expand these advantages to new use cases.
ACUSON Sequoia’s exceptional performance in contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and exclusive innovations such as Auto Point Shear Wave Elastography (Auto pSWE) and Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF) improve diagnostic accuracy through quantification and characterization of tissue.
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Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF) is an easy, reproducible and quantitative ultrasound index with respect to the percentage of liver fat quantification for a clear cut off value to classify hepatic steatosis as an index value greater than 5%.
The variability inherent in the ultrasound scanning process can pose a challenge for users. To eliminate variability, Siemens Healthineers hosted 170 workshops with 365 ultrasound users worldwide to create an ultrasound system designed by users, for users.