Iowa Methodist to deploy Siemens CT

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Iowa Methodist Medical Center has purchased Siemens Healthcare's Somatom Definition AS 64-slice CT scanner with Adaptive 3D Interventional Suite.

Intervention Suite enables spiral, sequence and fluoroscopic CT-guided interventional procedures and imaging, according to Siemens. The Erlangen, Germany-based company said its new Interventional Suite can be used on all Somatom Definition CT scanners 20 slices or greater for non-fluoroscopic and fluoroscopic minimally-invasive 3D volume interventions. When bundled with HandCare, physicians can reduce radiation exposure at various angles while performing CT, Siemens offered.

The Somatom Definition scanners offer wider gantry openings (78 to 82 cm) as well as path planning tools and needle artifact prevention. Interventional Suite combines fully configurable user interfaces to enable clinicians to adapt intervention scans as needed, Siemens stated.