Siemens Healthineers brings head CT scanner to the patient bedside
Erlangen, Germany | Dec 01, 2019
- Staff can stay in the ICU with the patient because the patient no longer has to be transferred to the radiology department
- Lower risk of complications: Patient stays connected to fixed devices on the ward
- Somatom On.site delivers the same image quality as permanently installed scanners
At RSNA 2019, Siemens Healthineers is presenting its new mobile head CT scanner, Somatom On.site1. Instead of patients having to be transferred to the radiology department for a CT scan, the new mobile system from Siemens Healthineers now allows the scanner to be taken to the ICU so that patients can be examined from their bedside. This removes the need for complicated patient transportation that involves multiple staff members and a high risk for the patient. “For us, Somatom On.site is a fundamentally new approach to performing CT head scans for patients in intensive care. The combination of mobility, user-friendliness, and consistent image quality enables unprecedented levels of patient safety. At the same time, healthcare providers can make even more optimal use of their staff and CT fleet,” says Philipp Fischer, Head of Computed Tomography at Siemens Healthineers.
Siemens Healthineers introduces AI-based assistants for magnetic resonance imaging
Erlangen, Germany | Dec 01, 2019
- The new applications in the product family AI-Rad Companion for the body regions brain and prostate can ease the burden of routine activities for radiologists and improve quality of care.
- AI-Rad Companion Brain MR for Morphometry Analysis provides result tables on volumetric changes in brain areas.
- AI-Rad Companion Prostate MR for Biopsy Support segments prostate and can facilitate targeted biopsy under MRI and US fusion imaging.
At the Congress of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2019) in Chicago, Siemens Healthineers will introduce two software assistants based on artificial intelligence (AI) that are designed to free radiologists from the burden of performing routine activities during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in the body regions brain and prostate. AI-Rad Companion Brain MR for Morphometry Analysis1 automatically segments the brain in MRI images, measures brain volume, and marks volume deviations in result tables used by neurologists for diagnosis and treatment. AI-Rad Companion Prostate MR for Biopsy Support1 automatically segments the prostate on MRI images and enables radiologists to mark lesions, so that it’s easier for their colleagues in Urology to perform targeted prostate biopsies. Both new applications can be used on MRI scanners from different manufacturers and are available on teamplay2, the cloud-based healthcare platform from Siemens Healthineers.
Siemens Healthineers markets new Somatom X.cite CT scanner with revolutionary user guidance system
Erlangen, Germany | Nov 21, 2019
- myExam Companion, a revolutionary intelligent user guidance system, automatically adapts scanner protocols in line with patient data
- Somatom X.cite improves patient comfort with an 82 cm gantry and innovative system design
- Somatom X.cite and myExam Companion have been clinically approved and will be available from December 2019
Siemens Healthineers presents its new Somatom X.cite single-source CT scanner, together with the totally new myExam Companion user guiding system, based on artificial intelligence (AI). The revolutionary, intelligent user guidance system guides the user through the workflow using specific questions. This intuitive user interface, and the latest scanner hardware all work together to open up new possibilities. myExam Companion makes use of available patient data, such as sex, height, and age, and combines these with additional patient-specific information gathered by asking the user specific questions, for example about the presence of metal implants or the ability of patients to hold their breath. The scanner then optimizes the scan parameters accordingly to ensure the best possible result. In combination, these innovations help structure workflow more efficiently, smooth out differences in experience between the MTRAs, and achieve extremely high-quality results even in difficult diagnostic situations. The first CT scanner with myExam Companion is the new Somatom X.cite, featuring the Vectron x-ray tube that has previously only been used in the Somatom Force dual-source CT scanner. In combination with its 82 cm gantry, Somatom X.cite can offer unprecedented image quality in the single-source segment, in addition to maximum patient comfort.
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