ESC 2023: Siemens unveils Acuson Origin imaging platform


Siemens Healthineers has unveiled the Acuson Origin, a dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound system with artificial intelligence (AI) features, at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress (25–28 August, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

The system is designed to help physicians perform minimally invasive cardiac procedures more efficiently, and addresses the entire continuum of cardiovascular patient care, including diagnostic, structural heart, electrophysiological, and paediatric procedures.

“Siemens Healthineers is committed to shaping the future of ultrasound imaging by empowering healthcare professionals with the latest cutting-edge tools,” said Ajay Gannerkote, president of Ultrasound, Siemens Healthineers. “The Acuson Origin is the latest example of that steadfast commitment, with its vast array of new AI features and its potential to enhance diagnostic accuracy, elevate patient care, and revolutionize the way we approach cardiovascular imaging.”

The system includes a suite of AI-powered features for measurements, view recognition, and imaging assistance, trained on the world’s largest cardiac image database and intended to save the user time on diagnostic echocardiography procedures by providing automated measurements that are accurate and reproducible. More than 500 AI-powered measurements on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography are designed to enhance cardiovascular workflows and reduce variability.

The system also delivers automated contouring and quantification of all four cardiac chambers without the need for an electrocardiogram ECG via the 2D and 4D HeartAI features. Leveraging the latest advancements in AI, 2D HeartAI opens up auto tracking on contrast images.

4D HeartAI is a dual modality advancement for 4D auto contouring of all four chambers in 4D TTE and both ventricles in 4D TEE, averaging up to five beats with or without ECG. Additionally, the system is the first in the industry to provide real-time cardiac view recognition. AI Assist, a new, AI-driven feature specific to transthoracic echocardiography, recognizes cardiac structures the moment the transducer makes contact with the chest wall. The initial implementation of this cardiac view classification feature is Color and Spectral Doppler placement.



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