Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, recently debuted three new ultrasound products:

•    The Acuson S2000 ultrasound platform, featuring technologies such as tissue strain analytics
•    The Acuson X300 ultrasound system, premium edition, for general imaging and cardiovascular applications
•    The Acuson P50, a laptop-based echocardiography system 
The S2000 spearheads the company’s new generation of ultrasound products with a premier general-imaging platform. Strain imaging and quantification capabilities—Virtual Touch tissue imaging and Virtual Touch tissue quantification—use acoustic energy to displace tissue for a qualitative and quantitative assessment of deep tissue stiffness. Research suggests this may be useful for differentiation of abnormalities, such as liver tumors or the quantification of fibrosis progression.

The portable P50—packaged in an AppleMacBook Pro notebook, for use in cardiac and vascular imaging—supports 2D/B-mode, fundamental and harmonic, anatomical M-mode, color Doppler, and Doppler tissue imaging.

The company showcased the offerings last week at the annual conference of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.