Philips, Siemens Healthineers Push AI for Heart Ultrasound Imaging


Separately at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam, Siemens Healthineers and Philips trained their spotlights on how artificial intelligence will continue to change the way clinicians examine patients for heart disease.

Siemens Healthineers raised the curtain on a cart-based ultrasound machine dedicated to cardiovascular disease—with features aimed not only at assisting in diagnostics but also helping physicians perform minimally invasive procedures to fix damaged heart valves, congenital defects, irregular heartbeats and more.

The Acuson Origin system also taps into AI algorithms to automate hundreds of particular measurement tasks such as the contouring and quantification of each of the heart’s four beating chambers without the need for performing an electrocardiogram.