HealthStar acquires pair of premium ultrasound systems

HealthStar Physicians announced the installation of two Siemens Healthineers’ ultra-premium ultrasound systems, the ACUSON Sequoia.

HealthStar Physicians announced the installation of two Siemens Healthineers’ ultra-premium ultrasound systems, the ACUSON Sequoia.

With its powerful architecture and innovative features, the new ACUSON Sequoia expands precision medicine by enabling high resolution imaging that adapts to patients’ size and personal physical characteristics, contributing to more confident diagnosis.

“Medicine and imaging technologies advancements are constantly evolving and standards of care continually reaching new benchmarks,” said Amy Gillard, the HealthStar Physicians Director of Diagnostic Services. “We at Healthstar are proud to be able to provide new technologies and advanced imaging to our community. The recent purchase of two new premium ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound machines from Siemens Healthineers is just one example of how we intend to improve our community’s care.

“These innovative machines allow us to offer high resolution imaging including advanced imaging procedures such as Liver Elastography. The addition of Liver Elastography technology allows us to further gage progression of liver fibrosis of patients who have chronic liver disease which allows our providers the opportunity to make real time therapeutic decisions, improving patient outcomes. The installation of this equipment allows us to image with powerful clarity, improving our provider confidence in diagnosis and patient experience.”

The new ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system is designed to enable a new level of shear wave elastography performance, with better precision and accuracy over a larger population of patients than ever before. The new technology was designed to expand diagnostic capabilities when quantifying tissue stiffness in technically difficult patients.

This technology provides a high-quality imaging solution for patients of all sizes: both small and averaged sized patients and also high BMI patients as well.

A recent study found that obese patients are 1.65 times more likely to have significant undiagnosed medical conditions. HealthStar Physicians wants to provide all patients with high quality care.

This new technology will help do exactly that.

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