Siemens Healthcare has introduced a new portable and compact Acuson P500 ultrasound system, Frosk edition, which will allow rapid imaging in an emergency setting.


The hand-held system can be easily carried and positioned in different clinical environments and can image in less than 30 seconds.

It can be applied to all usual applications for general imaging such as abdominal, small parts, renal, pelvic, vascular, 2D obstetrics and gynaecology or basic evaluation of cardiac functions, in addition to emergency medicine and acute care.

Siemens Healthcare ultrasound products UK business manager Bernadette Leonard said: "Siemens Healthcare is delighted to introduce its new Acuson P500 system, FROSK edition, which can benefit a range of different clinical environments where ultrasound imaging would have previously proved to be difficult.

"The system is lightweight and comes in a compact notebook format meaning its portability allows it to be used where there may be space constraints.

The system features Dynamic Persistence and patent-pending Auto Flash Artifact Suppression technologies, which work together to detect movements that affect image quality and automatically reduce noise while simultaneously improving colour sensitivity for clear images.

New system also integrates advanced imaging tools migrated from Siemens’ Acuson family of ultrasound systems, including Advanced SieClear spatial compounding and Dynamic TCE tissue contrast enhancement technology for better 2D colour Doppler image quality.

Image: Siemens Healthcare’s new Acuson P500 ultrasound system, Frosk edition. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.