Acuson Corporation was a
sonographyequipment company specializing in high quality ultrasound equipment. Founded in 1979 by Sam Maslak, Rob Younge and Amin Hanafy with the first product shipped in 1983, Acuson pioneered many aspects related to medical ultrasound, most significantly the first fully computerized ultrasound system (the Acuson 128 system). In 1996 Acuson introduced the Sequoia system that quickly became the biggest selling ultrasound system (by dollar volume), In 2000, Acuson was acquired by Siemens Medical Engineering group for approximately $700 million after which Acuson Corporation no longer existed, however Siemens continued to use the Acuson brand name.
Acuson was important enough in evolution of the obstetric ultrasound that the
National Museum of American Historytook time in 1997 to document the history, development, commercialization and applications of the diagnostic ultrasound.
* [http://www.medical.siemens.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=12761&langId=-1&catalogId=-1&storeId=10001&catTree=100001,12805,12761&overviewId=12761&userviewId=12823&parentName=Ultrasound&level=0 Acuson's Official page at Siemens]
* [http://ultrasound-info.com/article/acuson-ultrasound-company-history.php A Brief History of Acuson]
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