Overview

Voluson S6


Giving patients timely access to quality ultrasound is critical in women’s healthcare. 


Busy practices and departments need dedicated technology with the flexibility, ease of use, speed and reliability to manage a comprehensive range of routine obstetric and gynecological exams.

The powerful yet affordable VolusonTM S6 system offers an excellent mix of capabilities for effective and efficient care, including: 

  • Extraordinary 2D image quality — the foundation of Voluson ultrasound— requiring minimal user interaction for optimization.
  • Outstanding Volume (3D/4D) imaging — capabilities based on outstanding 2D imaging and enabled by user-friendly workflow.
  • Automation advances — that help improve the speed, quality and consistency of obstetric and gynecological studies. These tools also enable practices to more easily expand into new clinical areas and perform specialized procedures.
  • Easy-to-learn workflow tools — that help busy practices maintain high quality while reducing the time required to conduct, analyze, and report on exams.
  • Ergonomic design — that helps simplify use helps provide optimal comfort while scanning.

The Voluson S6 system delivers on both price and performance, with hard-working capabilities that fit your practice, your patient base, and your budget. The system is upgradable, enabling you to add more sophisticated clinical capabilities as your practice grows.

Image Quality

Expect more from your images


The VolusonTM S6 system excels in 2D imaging and offers clinicians easy-to-use tools to help integrate 3D/4D imaging into their practices:


  • SRI (Speckle Reduction Imaging) — reduces intrinsic artifacts to help improve visualization and contrast resolution.
  • CrossXBeamCRITM — helps enhance tissue interfaces and border differentiation, for boundary definition in fetal imaging.
  • HD-FlowTM — is a bidirectional, high definition power Doppler to help improve accuracy in detecting blood flow.
  • Dual-view — enables simultaneous visualization of anatomy and blood flow.

 

Just touch and scan

High performance probes


The Voluson S6 supports a wide range of advanced 2D and 3D probes, which enable high quality images with exceptional reliability. System intelligence and probe technology combine to produce outstanding image quality with minimal user interaction – just place the probe and scan with confidence.

Download the probe brochure.

 

Automation tools at your fingertips


  • SonoNTTM (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) — an easy-to-use, semi-automated tool to help provide quantifiable NT measurement.
  • SonoAVCTMfollicle (Sonography-based Automated Volume Count follicle) — semi-automatically calculates the number and volume of hypoechoic structures to help speed follicular assessments. 
  • SonoVCADTMlabor (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display labor) — automatically documents the labor procedure to help users evaluate second-stage labor progression. 
  • STIC (Spatio-Temporal Imaging Correlation)  captures a full fetal heart cycle beating in real time, which can be saved for offline analysis.
  • SonoRender Start — enables the user to quickly optimize volume rendering with the touch of a single button.


Image Quality
View the Voluson S6 images.


 

 

Simplified volumetric scanning

Voluson’s sophisticated 3D capabilities enable users to visualize anatomical information with ease: 


  • SonoRender Start — enables the user to quickly optimizes volume rendering with the touch of a single button.
  • VCI (Volume Contrast Imaging)  delivers higher contrast resolution in the acquisition plane, or all three planes of a volume, for anatomical assessment.
  • Beta View  allows the user to steer the scan plane to an oblique direction, which can result in less probe manipulation and increased patient comfort.

 

Improve exam consistency and quality

The Voluson S6 system has a range of tools that support user skills and confidence. 


  • Scan Assistant — by automating many repetitive actions that occur during an exam, this tool helps improve quality assurance, exam consistency, and productivity. 
  • Virtual Rescan — the system captures raw data, enabling a virtual rescan of the patient at any time after the study, on the system or at a remote workstation such as ViewPoint.

Streamline archiving and reporting

The Voluson S6 system provides the connectivity you need to help you organize and archive patient data efficiently.


  • DICOM** — compliant and compatible with many electronic medical record (EMR) systems 
  • ViewPoint — reporting and image management enables users to create electronic reports that include images and charts, enhancing archiving and physician communications. Viewpoint also enables volume manipulation with 4Dview option and ultrasound data importation to your EMR.

Ease of Use and Productivity

Just touch and scan


High performance probes


The VolusonTM S6 supports a wide range of advanced 2D and 3D probes, which enable high quality images with exceptional reliability. System intelligence and probe technology combine to produce outstanding image quality with minimal user interaction – just place the probe and scan with confidence.

 

Automation tools at your fingertips


  • SonoNTTM (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) — an easy-to-use, semi-automated tool to help provide quantifiable NT measurements.
  • SonoAVCTMfollicle (Sonography-based Automated Volume Count follicle) — semi-automatically calculates the number and volume of hypoechoic structures to help speed follicular assessments.
  • SonoVCADTMlabor (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display labor) — automatically documents the labor procedure to help users evaluate second-stage labor progression. 
  • STIC (Spatio-Temporal Imaging Correlation)  captures a full fetal heart cycle beating in real time, which can be saved for offline analysis.
  • SonoRender Start — enables the user to quickly optimize volume rendering with the touch of a single button.

Improve exam consistency and quality

The Voluson S6 system has a range of tools that support user skills and confidence.


  • Scan Assistant — by automating many repetitive actions that occur during an exam, this tool helps improve quality assurance, exam consistency, and productivity.
  • Virtual Rescan — the system captures raw data, enabling a virtual rescan of the patient at any time after the study, on the system or at a remote workstation such as ViewPoint.

 

Streamline archiving and reporting

The Voluson S6 system provides the connectivity you need to organize and archive patient data efficiently. 


  • DICOM** — compliant and compatible with many electronic medical record (EMR) systems 
  • ViewPoint — reporting and image management enables users to create electronic reports that include images and charts, enhancing archiving and physician communications. Viewpoint also enables volume manipulation with 4Dview option and ultrasound data importation to your EMR.

Ergonomics

Designed with comfort in mind


We consulted sonographers in designing the VolusonTM Signature Series.


The result: an ergonomic design that provides fast access to frequently used functions to reduce exam times and facilitate training. The Voluson S6 features: 

  • 19-inch, flat-screen LCD monitor. The large, high-resolution monitor helps increase visibility and reduce eye fatigue. 
  • Simplified workflow. With fewer keyboard controls — and each one in the right place — exams can be completed with a minimum of keystrokes and manipulations. 
  • Compact and mobile. The sleek, lightweight console is easy to transport. Its small footprint slides under beds and makes optimal use of small spaces. 
  • Probe protection. The thoughtful design of the probes holder helps protect delicate probes while positioning them for optimal convenience. 
  • Wireless connectivity. Manage patient information, report data, and send images effortlessly. 
  • Integrated peripherals reduce clutter and easy-to-access USB ports expand functionality.

Voluson strives to provide exceptional user comfort and productivity. The Signature Series also follows the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) ergonomic guidelines.

Clinical Areas

Assisted Reproductive Medicine


Among its benefits, 2D/3D and volume ultrasound can help you identify endometriosis, the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, and general endometrium thickness.


Ultrasound pelvic examination can help assess the number of measurable follicles and help monitor follicle development and monitoring.

 

SonoAVCfollicle

SonoAVCTMfollicle is a specialized software program that is designed to automatically calculate the number and volume of hypoechoic structures from a 3D ovarian volume. 


SonoAVCfollicle offers a reproducible and efficient way to monitor follicular development in patients undergoing ovarian hyperstimulation. SonoAVCfollicle helps standardize follicular measurements and helps decreases user-to-user variability. This semi-automatic approach can help reduce time for follicular assessment and reporting.

VCI (Volume Contrast Imaging) with OmniView helps improve contrast resolution and visualization of the rendered anatomy with clarity in any plane, even when viewing irregular shaped endometrium structures.

Virtual Hysteroscopy whereby the endometrium cavity is filled with saline and viewed in 3D Rendering and multiplanar mode - using MagiCut to dissect the volume helps to accurately assess polyps and myomas.

4D imaging mode to help determine the optimal target for transferred embryo placement.

Reporting is an important element of an Assisted Reproductive Medicine business. Voluson systems are DICOM** compliant and compatible with many IT systems, including the GE ViewPoint IT solution. Learn more about ViewPoint.


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