FDA clears Siemens' SieScape technique

December 4, 1996

Siemens Ultrasound Group in Issaquah, WA, will use momentum generatedwith the 1995 launch of the 256-channel Sonoline Elegra as a springboardto this year's show. Heading the division's new product offeringswill be SieScape, an image-processing technique

Siemens Ultrasound Group in Issaquah, WA, will use momentum generatedwith the 1995 launch of the 256-channel Sonoline Elegra as a springboardto this year's show. Heading the division's new product offeringswill be SieScape, an image-processing technique that allows real-timeimaging of extremely large fields-of-view (SCAN 12/13/95).

With SieScape, a technologist can capture continuous acquisitionscovering nearly unlimited sweeps across the patient's body. Thedisplay pans across the acquisition at standard frame rates andmay be frozen over specific areas of interest. SieScape received510(k) clearance in October.

Also look for Siemens to discuss its Managed Healthcare Servicesdivision, which was formed earlier this year to offer businessconsulting services to radiology departments and hospitals (SCAN5/8/96).

In nuclear medicine, the variable-angle dual-head E.Cam willreprise the starring role it held at the Society of Nuclear Medicinemeeting in June (SCAN 6/5/96). Siemens will emphasize high-energytechniques for the system and plans to begin commercial shipmentsin November.