Adams Memorial Hospital recently installed a new, tablet-based CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The system, called SOMATOM® go.Top, enables the hospital to perform routine and advanced CT procedures. It enhances diagnostic accuracy by providing additional diagnostic information to patients and their physicians. From pediatric to adult patients, the SOMATOM go.Top CT system delivers a gentle patient experience, high-quality images and low-dose radiation – providing the perfect balance of patient comfort and clinical confidence.
Technologists operate the CT system with a touch-screen tablet and remote control, keeping patients close during exam preparation. This can improve the patient experience, particularly for children and patients who have mobility challenges and need additional support. In addition, SOMATOM go.Top features automated technology that can take the guesswork out of selecting the optimal radiation dose for diverse patient populations. It’s also equipped with Siemens’ latest exclusive technologies for optimizing radiation dose, such as Tin Filter Technology. Together, these can reduce unnecessary radiation for a wide range of routine procedures.
“Patients are our number one priority,” says Liz Fisher, director of Clinical Services at Adams Memorial Hospital. “We carefully considered which CT system would provide the best possible experience for our patients and also provide our physicians with the information they need to deliver the best possible care.”
With patient-centric technology and workflows that optimally adapt to each patient, SOMATOM go.Top delivers consistent, reliable results in all aspects of hospital imaging, including the advanced fields of cardiac and coronary artery imaging, low-dose pediatric scanning, CT guided minimally invasive interventional procedures and routine-ready dual energy. SOMATOM go.Top also offers features that can reduce imaging artifacts from implanted devices, such as knee and hip implants and dental fillings, which can further improve image quality. Best of all, physicians who rely on CT images for clinical decision-making can now have a high level of clinical confidence in their diagnoses. And patients can experience new levels of comfort, confidence, and peace of mind.