Other headlines:Siemens showcases volumetric echo
The latest updates to the DICOM standard and new interfaces using the HL7 standard are part of Merge Healthcare's newly released version of its MergeCOM-3 toolkit. Designed to help network medical products such as scanners and diverse IT products, Version 4.0 supports DICOM enhancements for high-definition video, mammography, and color MRI.
Siemens Healthcare is framing its Acuson SC2000 as a new gold standard in echocardiography this week at the American Society of Echocardiography meeting. The latest release of this system features unique technologies that deliver nonstitched real-time full-volume 3D images of the heart acquired in a single heart cycle, according to the company. Siemens is also showcasing the Acuson AcuNav V ultrasound catheter, which delivers real-time volumetric information from inside the heart to support therapeutic ablation procedures and other electrophysiology applications.