News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 15, 2019

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Two CT Systems for Dedicated Radiotherapy Planning

Somatom go.Sim and Somatom go.Open Pro designed specifically to address challenges in RT treatment planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

The Siemens Somatom Go.Open Pro computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Open Pro computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

September 15, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers debuted two computed tomography (CT) systems dedicated to radiation therapy (RT) planning at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 15-18 in Chicago. The new introductions include the Somatom go.Sim and the Somatom go.Open Pro, both of which are pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and are not yet commercially available in the United States.

Designed to accommodate patient positioning accessories and increase patient comfort, the 64-slice Somatom go.Sim and the 128-slice Somatom go.Open Pro have an 85 cm bore. Both systems also feature optional Siemens Healthineers-manufactured patient marking lasers known as DirectLasers that are mounted directly onto the gantry and controlled via a mobile tablet. New GO with Green mobile workflow brings ease of use and walks the radiation therapist through each step of the patient setup process. This enables the therapist to remain at the patient’s side, potentially improving communication and comfort as well as reducing anxiety. 

The Somatom go. Sim and Somatom go.Open Pro also feature DirectOrgans for organs at risk (OAR) contouring. This software automatically addresses the dependency between image quality and the consistency of autocontouring results. DirectOrgans uses a specialized image reconstruction, optimizing the CT images for autocontouring and applying a deep learning-trained contouring algorithm. DirectOrgans may help reduce unwarranted variations with high-quality contours that approach the level of consensus-based contours.

The Somatom go.Open Pro CT system features the Direct Intelligent 4D (Direct i4D) technology, which adapts the image acquisition to a patient’s breathing in real time during the scan. Direct i4D is designed to help optimize image quality for each patient, reducing motion artifacts that are common to four-dimensional image sets and often prompt rescans. In this manner, Direct i4D images can help customers treat more patients with techniques such as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) that require a high degree of precision to avoid damaging healthy tissue.

For more information: www.siemens-healthineers.com

Related Content

FDA Clears AiCE Image Reconstruction on Canon's Aquilion Precision CT

Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 21, 2019
Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on its Advanced...
The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.

News | RSNA | October 18, 2019
At the 2019 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2019), Dec. 1-6 in Chicago, GE Healthcare...
MaxQ AI's Intracranial Hemorrhage Software to be Integrated on Philips CT Systems
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 18, 2019
Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that its Accipio intracranial hemorrhage (ICH...
MD Anderson and Varian Partner to Optimize Radiation Oncology Treatment
News | Treatment Planning | October 18, 2019
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian announced a new strategic collaboration to develop an...
Sectra Adds DePuy Synthes 3-D Templates to Pre-Operative Orthopedic Solution
News | Orthopedic Imaging | October 17, 2019
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra is extending its pre-...
Guerbet Signs Agreement With Icometrix for Exclusive Distribution of Icobrain
News | Neuro Imaging | October 16, 2019
Guerbet announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Icometrix for the distribution in France, Italy and Brazil...
Low four-year rates of gastrointestinal (13.6 percent) and urologic issues (7.6 percent) suggest hypofractionated proton therapy as an alternative to traditional radiotherapy to reduce toxicity.

Low four-year rates of gastrointestinal (13.6 percent) and urologic issues (7.6 percent) suggest hypofractionated proton therapy as an alternative to traditional radiotherapy to reduce toxicity.

Feature | Prostate Cancer | October 16, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Radiation therapy is an important tool in the clinician’s armamentarium for treatment of localized, early-stage prost
Videos | Radiation Oncology | October 11, 2019
Lorraine Drapek, DNP, nurse practitioner, radiation oncology, GI service,...