Siemens Medical Solutions introduced new IT-based solutions for magnetic resonance tomography at ECR 2006 last week in Vienna, Austria, along with its latest offerings in ultrasound applications, and other systems.
The syngo MR applications are designed to simplify workflow in clinical routine to, for instance, imaging of the spine, the thorax or diffusion-weighted imaging in the body and 3D acquisitions with various contrasts. The company’s syngo MR applications are based on Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology. In other words, the IT-based solutions provide for faster recognition of details in the result images.
Siemens also highlighted a number of ultrasound technologies, including its Cadence CPS technology (Contrast Pulse Sequencing) which provides contrast detection and good specificity, and also is the enabling technology for molecular medicine. In addition, the newest generation transducers were shown, with improved ergonomics and applications. Also highlighted was HRCF (High Resolution Color Flow) that applies chirp-coded excitation to Color Doppler improving the quality of exams.
The company also showcased an updated version of the mobile C-arm Siremobil Compact L. The system includes various new features, such as an improved user interface that offers a comprehensive operating menu, easy-to-use keyboard commands and a Windows-based navigation.
Siemens also presented the first dual source CT system at the show. The Somatom Definition, a new innovation, is faster than every beating heart and capable of imaging full cardiac details with as much as 50 percent less radiation exposure compared to standard CT.
Lastly, Siemens showed its syngo iPilot which works a bit like a global positioning system, but can be used by a physician guiding a catheter through an artery during interventional cardiac procedure, instead of trying to find your way through some big city without a map.