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ACUSON Sequoia™ Ultrasound System Virtual Touch Elastography | VA11 Software Release

This course provides an overview of Virtual Touch elastography technology available on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system with the VA11 software. .

Welcome to the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system Virtual Touch Elastography course. Manual compression elastography has been widely used in breast and thyroid lesions, and is still relevant today, as a highly sensitive indicator of relative tissue stiffness in focal lesions. The introduction of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) and shear wave technologies allowed the quantification and correlation with the progression of tissue stiffness. The ACUSON Sequoia system was purpose-built to advance the state of elastography even further and was designed to deliver rapid, reliable, reproducible results. Dedicated hardware provides sustainable ARFI push energy over a deeper range. Robust tracking of stronger, more uniform shear wave measurements can now be achieved at deeper depths to help overcome patient dependent variability. Independent B-mode, ARFI and shear wave signal processing prevents degradation of the B-mode reference image and promotes a more uniform, high resolution elastography image. The power of the processing engine allows clear visualization of very small stiff lesions. This eLearning provides you with relevant information to enhance and improve your knowledge of Virtual Touch technologies available on the ACUSON Sequoia system. Congratulations. You have completed the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system | Virtual Touch elastography eLearning course. Listed below are the key topics that have been presented. Take time to review the material before you proceed to the final assessment. Virtual Touch technologies Strain imaging controls & techniques Point shear wave elastography controls & techniques | Liver ​2D shear wave elastography controls & techniques | Liver ​2D shear wave elastography controls & techniques | Small Parts Select the tutorial below to learn about Virtual Touch technologies on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. Virtual Touch Technologies. Virtual Touch Technologies. Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/sequoia_vt_technology/index.htmlPDF File: Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. The information in this material contains general technical descriptions of specifications and options as well as standard and optional features that do not always have to be present in individual cases. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities described in the material (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. ACUSON Sequoia and Virtual Touch Technologies are trademarks of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., 2020 Selecting the ► continues this course and confirms you have read and understand this disclaimer.   Select the tutorial below to learn about Strain imaging on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. Strain Imaging Strain Imaging. Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/sequoia_strain_image/index.htmlPDF File: Select the tutorial below to learn about point shear wave elastography in liver applications on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. pSWE | Liver Point Shear Wave Elastography (pSWE) | Liver. Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/sequoia_pswe_liver/index.htmlPDF File: Select the tutorial below to learn about 2D shear wave elastography in liver applications on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. 2D SWE | Liver 2D Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) | Liver Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/sequoia-2d_swe_liver/index.htmlPDF File: Select the tutorial below to learn about 2D shear wave elastography in small parts applications on the ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. 2D SWE | Small Parts 2D SWE | Small Parts. Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/sequoia_2d_swe-small_parts/index.htmlPDF File: This module will familiarize you with this interactive training tool. Learn How to Navigate the Training Learn how to navigate the training. Instructions:Flash File:HTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90022194/instructions-global/index.htmlPDF File: Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: Explain Virtual Touch technologies Demonstrate strain imaging controls and techniques Demonstrate point shear wave elastography controls and techniques in liver applications Demonstrate 2D shear wave elastography controls and techniques in liver applications Demonstrate 2D shear wave elastography controls and techniques in small parts applications