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FDA Clears Siemens’ New ACUSON SC2000 Ultrasound System, Release 2.0

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Malvern, Pa., January 11, 2012– Siemens Healthcare has announced that Release 2.0 of the ACUSON SC2000™ volume imaging ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now commercially available in the United States. This latest version of the ACUSON SC2000 system – Siemens’ pioneering premier echocardiography system – elevates volume imaging in echocardiography to a new level, delivering significant performance and imaging enhancements to improve workflow and patient outcomes. Release 2.0 offers a ...

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MSK ultrasound volume increase higher among non-radiologists, study suggests

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Between 2000 and 2009, the musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound volume increase among non-radiologists was much higher than that among radiologists, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Ultrasound images of the MSK system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body.

Over the past two decades, MSK ultrasound has emerged as an effective means of diagnosing MSK pathologies. However, some insurance providers have expressed concern about increased ...

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