Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 18, 2018

FDA Clears Siemens' Somatom go.All, go.Top CT Scanners

Latest additions to Somatom go. CT platform address advanced clinical fields and applications, including cardiology, CT-guided intervention and dual energy CT

FDA Clears Siemens' Somatom go.All, go.Top CT Scanners

April 18, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Somatom go.All and Somatom go.Top computed tomography (CT) systems from Siemens Healthineers. These additions to the company’s go. CT platform expand its concept of patient-centric mobile workflow, which is controlled via tablet and remote, into advanced clinical fields and applications such as cardiology, CT-guided intervention and dual energy CT.

With a 0.33-second rotation time, Stellar detector technology and a 75 kW generator, the 64-slice Somatom go.All meets a wide range of clinical needs. The 128-slice Somatom go.Top leverages the same technologies as well as a large detector to deliver an acquisition speed of up to 175 mm in one second, making it ideal for trauma scanning. Interventional procedures benefit from Guide&Go, what Siemens calls the first tablet-based solution for CT-guided interventions, which enables the interventional radiologist to use traditional touch features rather than a joystick for more precise image manipulation.

The new Athlon X-ray tube at the heart of both systems permits personalized dose optimization due to the tube’s ability to offer high mA at low kV. Users can adjust tube voltage in 10-kV increments while keeping tube current high. CARE kV technology removes the guesswork when adjusting dose parameters. An alternative to cumbersome injector mounting options, the gantry-mounted injector arm enables flexible arrangement of the contrast injector, making for a more organized working environment. Additionally, Somatom go.Top offers TwinBeam Dual Energy imaging for simultaneous examination of the same region at two different energy levels. Information from the resulting two image datasets is particularly beneficial in virtual non-contrast, gout, contrast enhancement, soft tissue differentiation, lesion characterization and oncology applications.

Each of the four scanners in the Somatom go. CT platform uses GO technologies such as Recon&GO to reduce the time a technologist spends on manual and repetitive reconstruction tasks. The platform enables zero-click reconstructions for even highly complex procedures such as coronary CT angiography and TwinBeam Dual Energy, helping the technologist remain close to – and focus on – patients.

For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com

Related CT Content

FDA Clears Siemens Healthineers' Somatom Force CT With FAST Integrated Workflow

Canon Medical Systems' Aquilion Precision CT Receives FDA Clearance

Siemens Healthineers Strengthens CT Portfolio With Four New Systems at RSNA 2017

VIDEO: RSNA 2015 Technology Report: Computed Tomography

Related Content

Researchers Trace Parkinson’s Damage in the Heart
News | PET Imaging | July 17, 2018
A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and...
Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers
News | Lung Cancer | July 16, 2018
A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon...
Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018
At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia...
iSchemaView Brings RAPID Imaging Platform to Australia and New Zealand
News | Stroke | July 13, 2018
iSchemaView has signed Diagnostic Imaging Australia (DIA) to be the exclusive distributor for the RAPID cerebrovascular...
Siemens Healthineers Launches Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 — Siemens Healthineers recently announced the launch of its new ultrasound system, the Acuson Sequoia.
Zebra Medical Vision Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Coronary Calcium Algorithm
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2018
Zebra Medical Vision has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Coronary...
Invision Diagnostics Installs VolparaEnterprise Software to Enhance Mammography Image Quality
News | Mammography | July 11, 2018
Invision Diagnostics, a provider of mobile mammography services across North and South Carolina, announced that it is...
Hologic Announces Availability of Viera Portable Breast Ultrasound System
Technology | Ultrasound Women's Health | July 11, 2018
Hologic’s new Viera portable breast ultrasound system is now available for purchase in the United States and Europe....
Guerbet, IBM Watson Health Partner on Artificial Intelligence for Liver Imaging
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 10, 2018
Guerbet announced it has signed an exclusive joint development agreement with IBM Watson Health to develop an...
IAC Awards First CT Accreditation for a Mobile Stroke Unit
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 09, 2018
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently recognized the University of Tennessee Health Science Center...
Overlay Init