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Siemens Expands the SOMATOM Definition(TM) Line With World's First Adaptive CT Scanner
Date:11/19/2007

A Defining Moment in CT Begins Today with Siemens New Era of Adaptive CT

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MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions (http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical) has expanded the SOMATOM Definition(TM) family of computed tomography scanners (CT) with the first CT that adapts to patients with the most challenging clinical situations. The SOMATOM Definition family consists of the SOMATOM Definition Dual Source and the new SOMATOM Definition AS*, the world's first Adaptive Scanner. Both will be on display at the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from Nov. 25 to 30 in Chicago (Booth #7713, Hall B).

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By expanding the Definition line, Siemens defines a new trend in CT imaging: moving from simply imaging patients to actively managing a complete patient outcome. To enable this change, the SOMATOM Definition scanners go beyond the capabilities of current state-of-the-art scanners by adapting to the patient's clinical situation. From pediatrics to bariatrics, Siemens Adaptive Spiral technology personalizes CT.

"A SOMATOM Definition CT scanner transforms itself into a stroke unit, a noninvasive cath lab, a therapy management tool for cancer patients, or an interventional suite -- all according to the need of the individual patient," said Bernd Montag, president, Siemens Medical Solutions, CT Division. "All of these advances work to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare while keeping the costs down."

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