Siemens FreeStyle Ultrasound Machine


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The Siemens Freestyle is a wireless and focused point-of-care ultrasound machine designed for abdominal, nerve, obstetrics, gynecology, small parts, vascular, and musculoskeletal applications.

 

The Acuson Freestyle is the world’s first point-of-care ultrasound system with wireless transducers. The system provides outstanding flexibility and mobility while scanning within a wireless range of up to 10 feet (three meters) from the system.

 

Considering the target market and more procedure-related applications, the Siemens ACUSON Freestyle supports one convex and 2 linear transducers. The maximum frequency for linear is 13 MHz, but lacks any advanced transducer options. Additionally, the ability to operate the system from the transducer with integrated system controls introduces a more efficient level of workflow and enables the creation of a different user interface in hospital or clinical environments.

 

The Siemens proprietary, Pixelformer image-processing architecture, may help customers have a more uniform gray-scale image format. Also, in order to provide better procedure experiences, the Siemens ACUSON Freestyle offers enhanced needle visualization that allows for better-advanced needle visualization for simpler clinical procedures. To improve user convenience, the needle visualization enhancement setting can be stored with user-defined Exam Types for each customization.

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Review

Siemens FreeStyle Review:

The Siemens ACUSON Freestyle ultrasound system is the world’s first ultrasound solution with wireless transducers. Its innovative breakthrough adds additional value to enhance clinical and operational efficiencies at point-of-care, especially applications closely related with procedures such as MSK, surgery, nerve block, etc.

 

With zero cables, the Siemens ACUSON Freestyle maintains sterility much easier with a customized, compact sterile sheath for faster preparation time to quickly begin procedures. System controls on the transducer means a single user can remotely operate the system without any assistance. The transducer batteries last up to 90 minutes of continuous scanning and the transducers and batteries are capable of full immersion in high-level disinfectant for safer and more effective infection control.

 

The ACUSON Freestyle mobile link app wirelessly connects to your Microsoft Windows device and allows you to access, save, and share ultrasound clips, images, and patient data.

 

Available image modes include B/W and Color Doppler. The gray image quality is superior compared to other systems at the same grade, but the ACUSON Freestyle is limited in regards to certain applications such as MSK and Nerve Block, so cost efficiency is one of its weak points. The price-point based on its target market is a bit higher and the coverable applications compared to Logiq e and Mindray M7 are limited.

 

Probes

Siemens FreeStyle Probes/Transducers:

Convex Probe

C5-2(5-2Mhz)

Linear Probe

L8-3(8-3Mhz)

L13-5(13-5Mhz)

Features

Siemens FreeStyle Features:

• High resolution 15″ LED Monitor
• Cable free wireless probe connection
• 16GB solid state flash memory
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• Scroll memory up to 512 frames
• VGA(15 pin D-sb miniature) 1024*768, 60 Hz
• Export to USB-compatible storage media: PC-readable JPEG, MOV and XML
• Measurements: Distance, Area, Ellipse
• B-mode
• Color Flow Doppler Mode
• Spatial Compounding
• Speckle Filter

Accessories

Siemens FreeStyle Peripheral Options:

Simens ACUSON Freestyle Peripheral Options
• Sony Digital UP-D711 Termal Printer
• Sony Digital UP-D898 BW Thermal Printer
• Mitsubishi P95DW Thermal Printer
• VGA
• Ethernet – 10BaseT/100BaseT
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• Simens FreeStyle Supplies:

– Aquasonic ultrasound gel

– Sono ultrasound wipes

– Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper

– Mitsubishi KP95HG thermal roll paper

– Mitsubishi KP65HM-CE High density thermal paper

Applications

Siemens FreeStyle Applications:

• Abdominal
• Nerve
• Ostetrics
• Gynecology
• Small parts
• Vascular
• Musculoskeletal

FAQ

Siemens FreeStyle FAQs:

Spatial Compounding: This helps increase the contrast in resolution while improving tissue differentiation of low contrast lesions by reducing image speckle. Tissue boundaries and interfaces appear sharper and more continuous.

Year Launched

2016

Estimated Market Price

Mid

Monitor

15" LED

Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor

N/A

Monitor Resolution

1024*768

Image Size Resolution

 

Touch Screen

No

Trackball or Trackpad

Rotatable Knob

CP Back-Lighting

Yes

Weight

10.5lbs(4.8kg)

Probe Ports

Wireless Probe

Battery

1hr and 30mins

Boot-Up Time

60sec

Sleep Mode

No

Maximum Depth of Field

24cm

Minimum Depth of Field

2cm

Cart

Yes

Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels

Yes

2D, M mode

Yes(No M mode)

M-color Flow Mode

No

Anatomical M-mode

No

Trapezoidal Mode

No

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler

Color Doppler only

Bi-directional Power

No

SCW Doppler

No

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging

No

Freehand 3D

No

Live 3/4D OB/GYN

No

HD Live

No

STIC

No

Live 3D Echo

No

Stress Echo

No

Strain and Strain Rate

No

B Flow

No

Panoramic Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging-Cardiac

No

Contrast Imaging - General Imaging

No

Strain-based Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Tissue Harmonic Imaging

No

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)

Yes

Speckle Reduction (=SRI)

Yes

Auto Image Opt(B mode)

No

Auto Image Opt(Doppler)

No

Write Zoom

No

Triplex Mode

No

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition

No

Auto NT Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement

No

Auto IMT

No

Auto IMT (Real Time)

No

Automated B/M/D Measurement

No

Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)

No

Live Dual (B/BC) Mode

No

SmartExam or Scan Assistant

No

Fusion

No

Raw Data File

No

Flexible Report

No

Barcode Reader

No

Gel Warmer

No

Abdominal

No

Women's Health Care

No

OB

No

Fetal Echo

No

Vascular

No

TCD(Transcranial)

No

Small Parts

Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology

Yes

Pediatrics

No

Urology

No

Echocardiography_Adult

No

Interventional Cardiology

No

Echocardiography_Pediatric

No

Echocardiography_Neonate

No

Stress Echocardiography

No

Transesophageal Echo_Adult

No

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric

No

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service

No

Surgury

Yes

Interventional Radiology

No

Contrast Imaging_General Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging_Cardiac

No

Bowel Imaging

No

Strain Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Convex (1~6Mhz)

Yes(2-5Mhz)

Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Micro Convex

No

2D Arrary 3D Convex

No

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type

No

Endocavity_Curved Type

No

BiPlane Endo Rectal

No

Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)

 

3D Convex

No

3D Convex Light Weight

No

3D Endocavity

No

3D Micro Convex

No

3D Linear

No

Linear (>14Mhz)

No

Linear (3~12Mhz)

Yes(5~13Mhz)

Linear (<9Mhz)

Yes(3~8Mhz)

Single Crystal Linear

No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Linear 50mm

No

Linear 25mm

No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz)

No

Hockey stick (>13Mhz)

No

T or L shape Intra Operative

No

Laparoscopic

No

Phased Array_Adult

No

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult

No

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array

No

Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Phased Array_Neonate

No

ICE

No

TEE_Adult

No

TEE_Pediatric

No

2D Array 3D TEE

No

Pencil CW (2Mhz)

No

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)

No

DICOM 3.0

Yes(Option)

DICOM SR_Cardiac

No

DICOM SR_Vascular

No

DICOM SR_OB/GYN

No

JPEG, WMV, & AVI

Yes

USB

2

HDD/SDD

16GB SS flash Memory

DVD/CD RW

No

Wireless LAN

Yes