Presentation by Siemens Healthineers

IWS 135 - DAX probe: how to tackle the challenge of imaging obese patients

February 29, 15:30 - 16:00 CET

Presentation by Siemens Healthineers
Gibran Timothy Yusuf, London / United Kingdom
It is no secret that the world obesity rate is increasing. Large body habitus patients affect image quality and present a challenge to all imaging modalities; ultrasound, however, is the most affected. The increased subcuta-neous fat and adipose tissue encountered with these patients attenuates and scatters the ultrasound beam, resulting in image degradation. As ultrasound users struggle to obtain diagnostic images on overweight and obese patients, exam time and transducer pressure tend to increase.

To tackle this challenge, Siemens Healthineers has improved the main tool that ultrasound imaging uses for every exam – the transducer. With its significant improved penetrability, the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) helps to improve diagnostic confidence for imaging obese or high BMI patients.

This workshop will not be streamed, nor will it be available on-demand!