Siemens Healthineers launches Acuson Juniper ultrasound system at ECR

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Acuson Juniper

Acuson Juniper is a new ultrasound system with advanced applications and imaging performance while featuring a lightweight, ergonomic design and complete manoeuvrability for use across a wide variety of clinical segments, a press release from the company states.

Siemens Healthineers launched Acuson Juniper at the 2018 European Congress of Radiology (ECR; 28 February–4 March, Vienna, Austria), the annual congress of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

Though small in size, the Acuson Juniper does not compromise in performance, offering providers a system that is not only powerful, but nimble in design, a press release from the company states.

Siemens Healthineers incorporated feedback from the 365 participants in its largest-ever ultrasound co-creation project to ensure that the Acuson Juniper meets the needs of today’s changing healthcare landscape. The system’s versatility and adaptability makes it ideal for diverse patient anatomies and physiologies. Users can customise the Acuson Juniper based on patient interactions for improved clinical workflow.

“As the healthcare industry evolves, providers need a nimble, versatile ultrasound system like the Acuson Juniper,” says Robert Thompson, head of Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound. “It is the latest example of how Siemens Healthineers evolves with healthcare trends by transforming care delivery as we improve the patient experience.”

Where form meets function

The smallest, most lightweight system in its class, the Acuson Juniper adapts to virtually any exam environment and manoeuvres easily with no trade-offs in performance, the release notes. Sleep and boot-up times of mere seconds allow clinical users to transfer the system within a hospital without sacrificing time with patients. The system has flexible, intuitive, and customisable tilt settings. Five active transducer ports allow for the system’s quick and easy readiness after transfer from department to department, it adds.

The Acuson Juniper’s LED monitor and touch panel are the largest in its segment. The system’s two standard USB ports enable quick transfer of images to patients, eliminating the need for print-out documentation. Further improving the patient experience, the Acuson Juniper is 40 per cent quieter than other ultrasound systems in its class. Additionally, a protective sheet is available for the system’s key pad, to facilitate the reading and use of the controls while in a sterile environment such as the operating room. This protective skin can be disinfected for reuse.

New features

Acuson Juniper is powered by a completely new imaging platform that was designed from the ground up with user needs in mind. Its new front-end engine offers exceptional system sensitivity and specificity as well as high dynamic range for improved tissue differentiation. A new signal processor reduces probe and patient motion artifacts, and enables fast image acquisition. A new back-end engine allows advanced elastography imaging and has a new measurement package. For use across departments, the Acuson Juniper is equipped with 16 transducers and is customisable with advanced imaging applications for use in radiology and interventional radiology, urology, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and obstetrics/gynecological imaging, the press release from the company states.

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