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 IQ
By combining the benefits of imaging and quantification, Virtual Touch IQ™ supports more accurate assessments of lesion morphology and heterogeneity in small parts.
Gain new levels of diagnostic insight with the unprecedented views of tissue elasticity offered by Virtual Touch IQ.
Virtual Touch Quantification
Virtual Touch™ quantification is a non-invasive, reproducible, and easily performed technology to help in the assessment of increased tissue stiffness that is associated with liver fibrosis.
Learn more about how using Virtual Touch quantification may help you avoid unnecessary biopsies.
Virtual Touch Imaging
Virtual Touch™ imaging helps you evaluate and monitor subtle changes in tissue stiffness that can be an indication of disease. This technology requires no manual compression, removing the element of user dependency.
Experience the superior differentiation of soft and stiff tissue that Virtual Touch imaging brings to exams.
Virtual Touch Benefits
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.
Manual Elastography Benefits
- 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.