Siemens Healthcare has reported its first U.S. installation of the 128-slice Somatom Perspective CT scanner to Northside Hospital-Atlanta, a 537-bed acute-care facility in Atlanta, in one of its outpatient imaging centers located adjacent to the hospital.
Included as a standard option on the Somatom Perspective, SAFIRE (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction) seeks to help users reduce patient radiation dose. SAFIRE, which has a reconstruction speed of up to 15 images per second, can be used in clinical routine, according to the company. The Somatom Perspective also is equipped with Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies.
With its interleaved Volume Reconstruction and 38 mm detector width, temporal resolution for cardiac imaging is improved with Iterative Temporal Improvement Method. The Somatom Perspective also has the eMode feature, which was designed to determine and select system scan parameters.
Featuring a footprint of 194 square feet, the Somatom Perspective CT system can be installed even in small rooms. An illumination MoodLight with an LED panel is integrated into the system to brighten the exam room atmosphere.