During the 68th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology, March 16-18 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Siemens Healthineers introduced the SOMATOM go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its established computed tomography (CT) system designed to deliver personalized patient dose control in all types of routine cardiovascular imaging. The cost-effective, 128-slice scanner offers outpatient cardiology offices as well as hospitals access to not just coronary CT angiography (CCTA), but also advanced tests, including the HeartFlow® FFRCT Analysis.
The system’s unique tablet-based mobile workflow not only simplifies and streamlines cardiac image acquisition, but it also enables the technologist to remain with the patient to help ensure comfort and calm – key factors for a successful cardiac exam. The CARE kV feature automatically selects the optimal kV setting for each patient with the precision of 10 kV increments, for personalized reduced radiation dose control as well as improved contrast enhancement. The system also has a fast native temporal resolution required for optimal visualization of coronary arteries. The HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis, a personalized cardiac test developed by HeartFlow, Inc., enables clinicians to better evaluate the impact a blockage has on blood flow and determine the best treatment for patients. GO technologies help reduce workflow inconsistences and variabilities that can result in poor image quality. For example, the Check&GO algorithm helps identify problems associated with anatomical coverage and contrast media distribution as they occur.
“With the SOMATOM go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, Siemens Healthineers offers outpatient facilities a dedicated cardiac CT platform with a unique total cost of ownership, while HeartFlow provides its HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis. Together, we create a comprehensive care pathway that can transform the quality and consistency of care while improving the overall patient experience,” said David Pacitti, President and Head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers. “The SOMATOM go.Top Cardiovascular Edition is yet another example of our prowess in the field of diagnostic imaging and our dedication to bringing tailored cardiovascular solutions to the market.”
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