Two ACUSON S2000 ultrasound systems with syngo Auto OB application from Siemens Healthcare deliver exceptional image quality and improve workflow
Croydon University Hospital, part of the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, has installed two ACUSON S2000TM ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare. The new systems are being used for all obstetric examinations, including first, second and third trimester scans. The systems, which replace an older unit, also include the syngo® Auto OB application to auto-measure the six major foetal structures required for biometric measurements.
The ACUSON S2000 is a premier ultrasound system ideal for routine OB/GYN imaging. The system offers powerful imaging, flexible workflow and added diagnostic confidence, even in the most challenging cases. The system is designed to reduce repetitive strain injury with extended reach zones to put the most frequently used controls in easy reach. In addition to its ergonomic design, a flexible articulating arm and high resolution 19-inch flat-panel display ensure the best possible images are achieved in all lighting environments.
Siemens’ syngo Auto OB application draws on a large database of ultrasound images to provide instant and automated biometric measurements of the foetus without the need for manual calculations. The excellent image quality also means that patients do not need to be brought back for repeat anomaly scans, helping to streamline workflow. The system allows for image storing, also helping departmental workflow and efficiency.
“The installation was very smooth and the image quality is leaps and bounds ahead of our last system – it’s like seeing the images through a new pair of glasses,” said Sue Newman, Senior Sonographer at Croydon University Hospital. “Because the image quality is so great, each examination is taking less time and we are able to see more patients every day. It is also allowing us to pick up any abnormalities much earlier than we did in the past. The patients love it as well - they can see their babies clearly on the large screen.”
“The S2000 offers an adaptable solution for obtaining highly detailed obstetric scans,” said Bernadette Leonard, Regional Sales Manager and Application for Ultrasound Products at Siemens Healthcare. “The system is designed to offer more anatomical information to enable a quicker and more confident diagnosis. We are delighted that Croydon University Hospital is enjoying the benefits of the image quality, speed and applications.”
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