Push the Boundaries of Ultrasound Insight
Built on extensive clinical experience and a long legacy of innovative engineering, Siemens’ suite of elastography imaging technologies features manual compression imaging, Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging, and shear-wave elastography measurement. Designed for use in a wide range of clinical settings, these tools deliver complete, non-invasive, real-time imaging solutions that work to promote diagnostic accuracy and confidence.
ARFI and Shear Wave Elastography Suite of Technologies
Virtual Touch™ technologies offer non-invasive tools to acquire real-time information for more informed diagnoses. With unique color and value scales to exhibit tissue characteristics, Virtual Touch equips you with a new perspective for assessing and monitoring disease, extending the clinical capabilities of our industry-leading ACUSON S2000™ and ACUSON S3000™ ultrasound systems.
Virtual Touch technologies give you the ability to:
- Go beyond standard elastography by visualizing and quantifying tissue stiffness, which is often correlated with disease progression
- Improve diagnostic confidence by evaluating the heterogeneity of lesions and tumors and identifying lesion boundaries
- Pinpoint biopsy locations through the identification of the stiffest areas of tissue
- Greater in-depth analysis and consistent monitoring on a wide variety of exams – liver, breast, thyroid, and other organs
- Achieve a more comfortable exam experience with a non-invasive ultrasound procedure
- Improve patient management with reproducible, reliable measurements that work to increase speed of diagnosis
- Experience elastography technologies that are easy to operate and provide additional information for diagnoses
Manual Elastography Using eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging
eSie Touch™ elasticity imaging uses gentle compression to provide a high-resolution elastogram, depicting relative tissue stiffness. It forms the elastogram by computing relative tissue deformation globally and displaying the information within a user-defined region of interest. Axial detection pulses are continuously transmitted throughout the field of view to provide information about the state of tissue deformation along each axial line at a specific point in time. Using this technique, stiff and soft tissue may be differentiated even when the tissues appear isoechoic on the B-mode exam.
eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging
By producing high-resolution elastograms that assess tissue stiffness resulting from disease, eSie Touch™ elasticity imaging provides important qualitative information about disease progression.
- Quality Factor – Provides real-time qualitative feedback to assist users in optimizing their acquisition technique. The real-time numerical elastogram quality score provides additional information for selecting optimal images for review.
- Elastographic Maps – High-resolution elastographic images may be visualized using a variety of grayscale and color maps.
- Shadow Measurements – Measurement calipers are automatically applied to both images in a side-by-side display for comparison of elastograms.
- Transducer Support - eSie Touch elasticity is supported on linear, endocavity and curved array transducers.
eSie Touch elasticity imaging is available on the ACUSON S1000TM, ACUSON S2000TM, and ACUSON S3000TM ultrasound systems.