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  • Shelly Mccormick
    The CV70 is Below the Sequoia....not the other way Shelly McCormick RDCS RVT Siemens Medical Solutions Clinical Sales Specialist/Applications
    Message 1 of 13 , Mar 31, 2006
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      The CV70 is Below the Sequoia....not the other way


      Shelly McCormick RDCS RVT
      Siemens Medical Solutions
      Clinical Sales Specialist/Applications


      On Mar 29, 2006, at 1:58 PM, Lestine Nurse wrote:

      Hi Group,
       
      Has anyone used the CV 70 echo machine by Siemens. It is supposed to be the model above the Sequoia. Please let me know how you would compare it to the Sequoia and other echo machines. .
       
      Thank you.


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    • bobbins_26@yahoo.com
      can you tell me the problems you had with the cv 70? ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the
      Message 2 of 13 , Apr 1, 2006
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        can you tell me the problems you had with the cv 70?
        --- evelynecho@... wrote:

        > Lestine,
        >
        > Our group purchased the CV70. BIG mistake. The
        > machine caused many problems for our group. We now
        > have Sequoia's and are very happy. If your labe is
        > busy, stay away for the CV 70. You can contact me
        > if you wish.
        >
        > --
        > Evelyn Hooker, RDCS
        > East Bay Cardiology
        > (510)233-9300
        >
        > -------------- Original message --------------
        > From: Lestine Nurse <mortargrey@...>
        >
        > Hi Group,
        >
        > Has anyone used the CV 70 echo machine by Siemens.
        > It is supposed to be the model above the Sequoia.
        > Please let me know how you would compare it to the
        > Sequoia and other echo machines. .
        >
        > Thank you.
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      • evelynecho@comcast.net
        To Bobbins_26: Here is the problem list for the CV70. We are now using Sequoia s and are very happy. CV70 Problem List 1.) Poor image quality in TDE
        Message 3 of 13 , Apr 3, 2006
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          To Bobbins_26:  Here is the problem list for the CV70.  We are now using Sequoia's and are very happy.
          CV70 Problem List
          1.)  Poor image quality in TDE patients.  New post processing map makes no significant improvement in image quality.  In several cases we have compaired to older studies done on the same patient and there is no improvement in image quality over our old systems (ATL 3500 and ATL 5000)
          2.)  Poor tranducer ergonomics - all sonographers are experiencing more shoulder/arm pain. Unable to obtain views as easily as our old systems.
          3.)  Ongoing bugs/software failures.  The system booted up with no DIMAQ operational.  Did not get digital study on that patient.  Had to shut down and restart system and then the DIMAQ worked.  No confidence that the system will work correctly at any given time.
          4.)  No resolution to system problems.  After 5 months, we were still waiting for a response to problems with the trackball and SE package.  After upgrade to Rev. 2.0 we had a bug with calc reporting that we  still had to work around.  There were missing cardiac calcs that reportedly will be fixed in Rev 3.0 (AI PHT).
          5.)  Inablity to utilize system as needed for commonly performed exams.  For example, we had three cases where we needed to spectral and color Doppler along with a stress echo and were unable to do that.
          6.)  Difficulty interfacing with AccessPoint.  After 5 months, we received an upgrade that partially fixes an image quality problem with viewing CV70 images in Accesspoint, but which created another problem with viewing b-colored images.  It took 3 months to set-up ability to auto generate reports and we still had to troubleshoot.  We were unable to take advantage of some the fields on the Patient ID page because we could not store the Patient ID page in DIMAQ.
           
          To view SE images in AccessPoint requires special set-up on CV70 which then sends two studies to the AccessPoint for every exam.  These studies cannot be delted from the hard drive, thus the hard drive is filling up and slowing down use of the workstation.
          7.)  Poor user interface.  Many of the interactions with CV70 are unnecessarily cumbersome.  Cannot record the final SE images on tape for back-up/review because when you turn on the tape the images speed up and are recorded that way.  In order to review the tape of a stress echo, Have to close out of the DIMAQ, go into video, review tape, then go back tu Study screen and open the study agian to go back to the final SE images.  While selecting images in SE,  if you select a view and than want to replace it, if you click on the view name it takes you back to the selected image and you have to go and find the previously selected image.
           
           
           
          -------------- Original message --------------
          From: <bobbins_26@...>

          >
          > can you tell me the problems you had with the cv 70?
          > --- evelynecho@... wrote:
          >
          > > Lestine,
          > >
          > > Our group purchased the CV70. BIG mistake. The
          > > machine caused many problems for our group. We now
          > > have Sequoia's and are very happy. If your lab is
          > > busy, stay away for the CV 70. You can contact me
          > > if you wish.
          > >
          > > --
          > > Evelyn Hooker, RDCS
          > > East Bay Cardiology
          > > (510)233-9300
          > >
          > > -------------- Original message --------------
          > > From: Lestine Nurse
          > >
          > > Hi Group,
          > >
          > > Has anyone used the CV 70 echo machine by Siemens.
          > > It is supposed to be the model above the Sequoia.
          > > Please let me know how you would compare it to the
          > > Sequoia and other echo machines. .
          > >
          > > Thank you.
          > >
          > >
          > > New Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Call regular phones
          > > from your PC and save big.
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          > > Visit your group "echocardiography" on the web.
          > >
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          > > echocardiography-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
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        • van anh tran
          Hi everybody. Can anybody tell me about CV70 and Aspen CV? What is better one? Thanks Ann Shelly Mccormick wrote: The CV70 is Below the
          Message 4 of 13 , Apr 4, 2006
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            Hi everybody.
             
            Can anybody tell me about CV70 and Aspen CV? What is better one?
             
            Thanks
             
            Ann

            Shelly Mccormick <shellymck@...> wrote:
            The CV70 is Below the Sequoia....not the other way


            Shelly McCormick RDCS RVT
            Siemens Medical Solutions
            Clinical Sales Specialist/Applications


            On Mar 29, 2006, at 1:58 PM, Lestine Nurse wrote:

            Hi Group,
             
            Has anyone used the CV 70 echo machine by Siemens. It is supposed to be the model above the Sequoia. Please let me know how you would compare it to the Sequoia and other echo machines. .
             
            Thank you.


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          • Shelly Mccormick
            Since you asked, and I work for Siemens... The CV70 is a newer system then the Aspen. There are still a lot of Aspens around, however, they are no longer
            Message 5 of 13 , Apr 6, 2006
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              Since you asked, and I work for Siemens...

              The CV70 is a newer system then the Aspen.  There are still a lot of Aspens around, however, they are no longer currently marketed.  The Aspen was a model that fell into the same basic place as the currently marketed CV70.  Aspen's are still able to be serviced and parts etc are still made and supported.  The Aspen has the "home base" keyboard design like the Sequoia.  The CV70 has a different user interface and is fully digital.

              Siemens basically sells 3 cardiac imaging systems; The Cypress - portable, multi modality (Vascular, abdominal, Echo, TEE, Stress Echo) , The CV70 - smaller footprint, mid line system, popular in OR's and offices, does 3-D TEE and can be used for multi modalities, The Sequoia (the most current being the Sequoia C512)- top of the line, dedicated Doppler beam formers, 512 channels, can perform multi modalities, 3-D Echo, Velocity Vector Imaging, Strain CRT, etc etc.

              Here is a web site with all the current systems so you can compare them;


              and here is a web site that tells about the Aspen;


              Shelly McCormick RDCS RVT
              Siemens Medical Solutions
              Clinical Sales Specialist/Applications Southern California


              On Apr 4, 2006, at 1:49 AM, van anh tran wrote:

              Hi everybody.
               
              Can anybody tell me about CV70 and Aspen CV? What is better one?
               
              Thanks
               
              Ann

              Shelly Mccormick <shellymck@...> wrote:
              The CV70 is Below the Sequoia....not the other way


              Shelly McCormick RDCS RVT
              Siemens Medical Solutions
              Clinical Sales Specialist/Applications


              On Mar 29, 2006, at 1:58 PM, Lestine Nurse wrote:

              Hi Group,
               
              Has anyone used the CV 70 echo machine by Siemens. It is supposed to be the model above the Sequoia. Please let me know how you would compare it to the Sequoia and other echo machines. .
               
              Thank you.


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