The original ACUSON Sequoia™ is arguably the most popular ultrasound system we have ever created. In image quality, color sensitivity and advanced imaging modes, ACUSON Sequoia was - and still is an industry benchmark. The new ACUSON Sequoia is a remarkable evolution of a product that was so right in so many ways.
Taking imaging to higher grounds
The first immediate benefit of the new ACUSON Sequoia is a remarkably fast, fully focused B-mode image without degradation of near-field or far-field resolution. We developed unique and patented technologies that allow ACUSON Sequoia to virtually eliminate color flash artifacts and penetrate deeper than conventional ultrasound systems.
The second immediate benefit is color flow and color sensitivity without flashing or motion artifacts.
The third benefit comes in the form of deep tissue penetration without impacting diagnostic quality. Our team extensively researched a solution that would allow clinicians to image patients varying in size with confidence and clarity. From this research, a new transducer has emerged—DAX. Together with the ACUSON Sequoia we can for the first time deliver unprecedented images at depth without compromising diagnostic quality. DAX (Deep Abdominal Transducer) can penetrate as deep as 40cm.
Personalize when it matters
Ultrasound imaging is expected to deliver definitive and timely answers to important clinical questions. These answers must be provided in the most accurate and reproducible way. The new ACUSON Sequoia addresses these challenges with a comprehensive suite of advanced applications to deliver personalized ultrasound. With the power of the new ACUSON Sequoia, our elastography solution just got better.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound allows for detailed real time visualization of vessel morphology. With the new ACUSON Sequoia, the view time of contrast agents is significantly longer, allowing clinicians more time to scan for additional incidental lesions during their examinations and with up to twice the sensitivity.
System designed by users, for users
The variability inherent in the ultrasound scanning process can pose a challenge for the interpreting physicians. In an effort to eliminate variability, we hosted 170 workshops with 365 ultrasound users worldwide to create an ultrasound system designed by the user for the user.
BioAcoustic™ Imaging Technology
With ACUSON Sequoia, each individual component is assembled to enable the system to accurately track the ultrasound signal throughout the signal path. From our power supplies to our receivers and graphics processing unit; to the compact-pinless transducer connectors to the transducer lens, we aimed to preserve the signal acoustic fidelity. This is all driven by the goal of accurately representing human biology. Siemens Healthineers calls this BioAcoustic imaging technology.
A sagittal midline image of Liver/IVC utilizing single-crystal technology with InFocus Coherent Imaging technology for uniform focus and exquisite high resolution.
A sagittal image of a uterus using the 9EC4 transducer, showing exquisite detail and contrast resolution throughout the field of view.
Advanced imaging of the CCA demonstrates the power of the platform to reduce color flash artifacts and automatically adjusts the PW Doppler upon freeze.
A shear wave image of a star phantom. ACUSON Sequoia has six times the energy capacity of conventional systems. Note the exquisite uniform image resolution and border delineation.
Point shear wave elastography allows for quick, accurate and reproducible measurements of liver stiffness.
Virtual Touch strain elastography provides a simple and qualitative measure of lesion stiffness relative to the surrounding tissue.
The ACUSON Sequoia can detect contrast agent at diagnostic levels for up to 2X longer than before*.
Contrast imaging using a peak hold is designed to enhance the fill pattern of low-flow lesions.
The ACUSON Sequoia powers an acquisition rate equivalent to 40 mins of 4K streaming video per second. This enables fast integration of even the most data intensive applications.
*Compared to ACUSON Sequoia 512 ultrasound system.