Fusion on Acuson S3000 for Merging CT/MRI/Pet CT Images with Ultrasound Images

This article has been updated 18-12-2023.

In one of our previous articles, we talked about an innovative option on ultrasounds – the Volume Navigation and Fusion. A type of fusion imaging ultrasound which allows you to automatically merge images from exams from other modalities such as CT and MRI.

In this blog post, we would like to expand on this topic. So, we will do a deep dive into some more specific details.

Firstly, let us introduce you the eSie Fusion imaging available on the popular Siemens Acuson S3000.

The eSie Fusion Technology

What is so great about the eSie Fusion?

This fusion imaging ultrasound proprietary option lets you automatically merge CT, PET/CT, and MRI images in 3-D with real-time ultrasound with a single click.

This technology has quite a few advantages over the ones that has preceded it.

First, no more time-consuming manual loading of CT or MR images. Secondly, patients do not have to stay completely motionless throughout the whole exam to avoid complicated manual realignments, as they had to before.

This option is available on premium ultrasound models such as the Siemens Acuson S3000, GE Logiq E9, and Philips Epiq 7.

If you are curious, you can read more about the Volume Navigation and Fusion technology, right here.

Hence, the fusion technology provides you with time and cost-effective patient follow-ups.

Great news for both the patients and the practitioners?

Using a fusion imaging ultrasound gives better clinical information – without additional radiation!

The role of fusion imaging is not only important in diagnosis and follow-ups, but also in image-guided interventions. It allows for superior fusion guided biopsy procedures.

In addition, Siemens Fusion has a unique automatic alignment feature that makes it the best 3D CT/MR navigation ultrasound on the market. Its syngo platform is the same as the one on the CT and MRI scanners from Siemens.

This means that it can load even larger DICOM exam-files quickly.

This option consists of hardware to detect the abdominal probe position and software:

  • eSie Fusion option (HW and SW)
  • eSie guide needle tracking option for Fusion guided biopsy (compatible with 4C1 and 6C1 HD probes)

Both options are compatible with any Siemens Acuson S3000 and S3000 HELX models.

The Refurbished Siemens Acuson S3000: A Fusion Imaging Ultrasound

At LBN Medical, we have specialized in refurbishing the Siemens Acuson series.

Therefore, we can offer you a full solution – the complete Siemens Acuson S3000/S3000 HELX platform, including the new ultrasound fusion imaging that comes with the Fusion option for less than 50.000 Euros.

If you would like to know more please get in touch with us. You can do that through the contact form on the website.

We are happy to answer any questions that you might have about fusion imaging ultrasound or the ultrasound models in general.

You can also get to know us and the products we offer much better on our Youtube channel. For instance get a company tour or see product comparisons.

What is next?

If you would like to learn even more about ultrasounds, you can sign up below to receive an e-book: ‘How to pick your next ultrasound’ and become part of our ultrasound e-mail course.

In multiple e-mails, this course will guide you through several themes related to your next ultrasound purchase.

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