At the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, held May 20-25 in Atlanta, Siemens Medical Solutions introduced a new configuration for its MODULARIS® lithotripsy system as part of its comprehensive portfolio of urology solutions. Other urology solutions draw from a range of ultrasound, computed tomography, and information technology.

MODULARIS Litho Vario is a mobile extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy system that provides a powerful solution for the treatment of kidney stones. Other innovations highlighted by Siemens at the AUA include the UROSKOP® Access—a floor-mounted, dedicated urodiagnostic table enabling unrestricted, symmetrical patient access. Coupled with superior digital image quality and dose reduction features, urologists can optimize both diagnostic and therapeutic workflows; the SONOLINE G20™ and SONOLINE G40™—ultrasound systems that support most applications in urology. The Autocolor™ single step color Doppler optimization technology of the SONOLINE G40 helps to streamline workflow and increase diagnostic confidence by allowing a distinct differentiation of flow states in the prostate. Siemens also highlighted the MVision™ megavoltage cone beam imaging package, a volumetric in-line target imaging solution for pelvic and other applications. It is the first commercial implementation of cone beam technology utilizing a standard radiotherapy treatment beam, according to Siemens. MVision makes it possible for the megavoltage source used for treatment to also create a 3D image of the patient, enabling safer, more accurate treatment.