Ohio State University Medical Center first to install Siemens newest 16-slice CT system

Malvern 06 October 2005Providing the advanced imaging capabilities required for today's medical care, Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) University Hospital East has become the first medical facility in the United States to install Siemens Medical Solutions' SOMATOM Emotion 16 computed tomography (CT) system. With 16-slice technology and a comprehensive set of clinical applications in a compact package, the SOMATOM Emotion 16 enables community hospitals and diagnostic imaging centres (DIC) to benefit from high-level CT imaging.

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"CT has become a pivotal modality to any hospital or outpatient facility", stated Michael V. Knopp, M.D., Ph.D, chairman and professor of radiology, Department of Radiology College Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center. "The Emotion 16 allows us to put in a very small footprint all the capabilities which we want to combine for a very efficient, effective, and state-of-the-art CT environment."

University Hospital East is a partner hospital of OSUMC, one of the most comprehensive health science facilities in the United States, nationally recognized for programmes in heart care, cancer, orthopaedics, organ transplantation, rehabilitation, women's services and neuroscience. As a full service community-based hospital with a legacy of more than 100 years of caring for east Columbus, Franklin County and neighbouring counties, the installation of the SOMATOM Emotion 16 provides access to advanced clinical applications and increased work flow.

The SOMATOM Emotion 16 is an air-cooled system that combines a gantry rotation speed of up to 0,5 seconds and 16-slice 0,6 sub-millimeter imaging technology for advanced diagnostic imaging. Along with its economical purchase price, low life-cycle costs and a minimal space requirement of under 200 square feet, the SOMATOM Emotion 16 provides a total CT solution to community hospitals and DIC with limited budgets or space considerations.

"Building upon the success of the SOMATOM Emotion product line, the Emotion 16 continues Siemens' tradition of meeting the needs of medical professionals today and tomorrow with faster, more accurate, and efficient CT capabilities", stated Bernd Ohnesorge, vice president, CT Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. "Encompassing all of the advances required in medical imaging, the SOMATOM Emotion 16 will allow OSUMC to drive new CT applications into broad patient care."

The SOMATOM Emotion 16 provides a comprehensive set of clinical applications, including syngo LungCARE CT with Nodule Enhanced Viewing and syngo Colonography with Polyp Enhanced Viewing for the computer-supported visualization of lung lesions and colon polyps. The SOMATOM Emotion line has been proven with nearly 3500 installations worldwide, placing it among the most successful product lines in CT history.

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the health care industry in the world. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, health care information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Employing approximately 31.000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7,07 billion euro, orders of 8,12 billion euro and group profit of 1,05 billion euro for fiscal 2004. More news on the SOMATOM Emotion 16 is available in the VMW April 2005 article Siemens Medical Solutions to present Somatom Emotion 16 and DynaCT at the European Congress of Radiology.


Leslie Versweyveld

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