Taking the fight to Sonosite and other smaller players in the portable ultrasound field, Siemens has unveiled its new Acuson P300, a general purpose ultrasound that can be used for a wide array of applications and patient types.

      It was designed as a compact system to be easily wheeled around a clinic, providing high quality imaging where needed.

      Some details from the announcement:

      The Acuson P300 system includes advanced image optimization tools such as panoramic imaging, speckle reduction and spatial compounding, which optimize the imaging data automatically, thus improving diagnostic confidence and supporting efficient clinical workflow. The system comes with 13 transducers, including specialty laparoscopic and intra-operative probes for interventional procedures. With a frequency range of up to 18 MHz, these multi-frequency transducers allow a selection of several imaging frequencies to meet different scan depth requirements without having to change transducers. The system enables linear, convex, phased array and endocavity transducers to provide scanning solutions for a wide range of clinical cases.

      The Acuson P300 system features a small footprint that makes it easy to store and move from room to room. It has a 15-inch XVGA LCD display, integrated power supply and two transducer ports for maximum ease of use.

      Press release: Siemens introduces Acuson P300 compact portable ultrasound system