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30 min
Expert Talk
Booth #514 Ultrasound corner

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

About this session

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

ECR 2024
Ultrasound ECR 2024