Siemens Healthcare has announced that its new Acuson P500 portable ultrasound system, FROSK edition allows for faster imaging, is easy-to-use, and is suitable for an emergency department that handles a high volume of complex cases.

The company introduced the hand-carried Acuson P500 at this year’s American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), held October 26–29 in Boston. Siemens Healthcare notes that its new portable system provides reliable, fast imaging through new and established technology in a compact notebook format of 15-inches (38 cm). Equipped with a battery that offers up to 60 minutes of scanning time, the platform can reportedly be carried and positioned in any clinical environment, helping clinicians make quick decisions even in difficult scanning conditions. With a standard rapid boot-up feature, the system is designed to be ready for scanning in less than 30 seconds.

According to Siemens, the Acuson P500 system’s user interface is easy to learn and operate for users of all experience levels. It has a touch screen display with advanced infrared technology for accurate gesturing. A dual interface control panel is intended to offer flexible use of the touch screen or a traditional control panel based on each user’s own scanning preferences, allowing users to spend less time on the system and more time on the patient.

Users report that the P500 offers dynamic persistence and color artifact suppression technologies that make Doppler imaging more accessible, while the inclusion of continuous wave Doppler allows for advanced cardiac studies. The small footprint is intended to enable easy navigation through cramped emergency department spaces.

For more information about the P500 portable ultrasound system, visit the Siemens Healthcare website.