Sporting success

Another sporting success for the former Acuson

business has come through its portable echocardiography scanners. They're

mainly used in coronary care units to examine patients' hearts, but because they

weigh in at just 8.6 kilos and can fit in the back of a car, they're also

increasingly being used at sports events.

The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young uses a

portable Siemens scanner, pictured here, the British paralympic

swimming team during a training event in Manchester. CRY is investigating

heart disease in the young and how excessive exercise in some individuals can

lead to sudden death.