03/08/2005

Siemens AG, Medical Solutions

Siemens Introduced New Portable Sonoline G40 Ultrasound System

Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the all-digital Sonoline G40 ultrasound imaging system. The newest member of the Siemens ultrasound family combines best-in-class image quality, workflow advancements and color Doppler capabilities to meet daily clinical needs in a variety of clinical settings, including general imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and internal medicine.

"The G40 system is the latest example of how Siemens is integrating best-in-class imaging technology and clinical workflow advancements into high value systems that are responsive to clinicians' needs”, explained Klaus Hambüchen, head of the Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division. "A performance-driven, color Doppler ultrasound solution, the ultra-portable G40 system brings these comprehensive clinical capabilities to practices and clinics of every size and case load.”

The G40 system's intuitive user interface allows clinicians to offer comprehensive, diagnostic ultrasound exams to more patients in less time. The compact system design with built-in cable management offers easy transportation and micropositioning in all clinical environments, and the DIMAQ-IP integrated workstation includes a built-in, CD read/write drive for cost effective output and archiving of exam data. In addition, embedded connectivity solutions allow simple integration into DICOM-enabled networks and PC-based workstations.

The G40 system sets a new standard in compact, mobile ultrasound with best-in-class imaging performance including color Doppler and pulse-wave Doppler capabilities. Phased array technology also expands clinical capabilities to include cardiac survey and small-footprint abdominal imaging. Other advances include Virtual Format Imaging (VFI), which offers a variety of linear, trapezoidal and steered two-dimensional imaging formats. In addition, parallel B-mode and color signal processing provides higher frame rates and a better color performance.

The open system architecture enables easy integration of advanced capabilities, such as phase inversion Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI), ultimately helping customers make the most of their equipment investment. Future capabilities are expected to include three-dimensional imaging, TGO™ tissue grayscale optimization technology, and SynAps synthetic aperture technology, which improves penetration and focus.


Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. From imaging systems for diagnosis, to therapy equipment for treatment, to patient monitors to hearing instruments and beyond, Siemens innovations contribute to the health and well-being of people across the globe, while improving operational efficiencies and optimizing workflow in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and doctors' offices. Employing approximately 31,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.07 billion EUR, orders of 8.12 billion EUR and group profit of 1,05 billion EUR for fiscal 2004.

Further information can be found under: www.siemens.com/medical