Evaluation: Siemens Freestyle Portable Ultrasound Scanner

June 15, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance

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The Siemens Freestyle, the first ultrasound system on the market with wireless transducers, is a good choice for interventional ultrasound guidance applications. Our Evaluation identified several major advantages particularly related to its enhanced-needle-visualization software (Needle V), which is used for needle-guidance procedures such as biopsies and vascular access procedures. The Freestyle's B-mode performance met our test criteria. However, the performance of its Doppler modes did not meet all of our criteria in terms of the detection of blood flow and the display of Doppler data. We assessed the Freestyle for interventional ultrasound imaging applications; these include intraoperative scanning and ultrasound-guided interventions.

Overall rating

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(Condition: This rating applies only if the performance of Doppler modes is not a priority)

Performance

Good (Condition: This rating applies only if the performance of Doppler modes is not a priority)

Safety

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