Siemens Medical Solutions announced that The South Birmingham Breast Unit, part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) located at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital in Edgbaston, has recently installed an ACUSON Antares ultrasound system. Funding for the purchase was raised by the charitable organisation Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer. Set up eight years ago in memory of a patient treated at the Trust, the charity aims to donate vital equipment to the department in order to improve diagnosis and treatment. The ACUSON Antares is a complete ultrasound solution that features superb imaging capabilities and advanced workflow solutions. Equipped to meet the evolving role of ultrasound, the Antares is able to work as an integral part of the breast lesion imaging process and features a speed-of-sound adaptation specifically designed for fatty tissue. It optimises the image in real-time to enhance B-mode image quality, providing superior detail resolution of a traditionally challenging region. “We are delighted with our new ultrasound system,” said Dr. Angela Luck, Consultant Radiologist at UHB. “It is a state-of-the-art unit that has improved not only our visualisation of breast tissue but also our diagnostic capabilities. The money for the system was raised by Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, a very dedicated group of women who have supported the department over many years.” “The ACUSON Antares is a comprehensive solution for high quality diagnosis and will provide an efficient service for follow-up scans and referred patients,” said Bernadette Leonard, Regional Sales Manager for Ultrasound & Women’s Health Products at Siemens Healthcare. “Ultrasound is becoming an increasingly important diagnostic technique for breast cancer due to its ability to provide high quality images under challenging conditions. The innovative capabilities of the ACUSON Antares will ensure that sonographers can optimise scanning procedures to deliver a first class service.”