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Somatom Force Now Further Opens Computed Tomography to Highly Sensitive Patient Groups

  • World premiere of high-end CT at the Medical Faculty Mannheim

  • Patients with renal insufficiency benefit from significant reductions in administered contrast medium

  • Early detection examinations and functional diagnoses with up to 50 percent lower radiation dose that can help make treatment decisions easier

  • Minimized artifacts in cardiac and thoracic examinations

Somatom Force – the new computer tomograph (CT) from Siemens – today had its first public
presentation worldwide at the University Medical
Centre Mannheim, Germany. In its first few weeks of clinical use at Mannheim's Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the third generation of Dual Source computed tomography (CT scanners each with two radiation tubes and detectors) enabled considerably quicker and more precise diagnoses at reduced doses.This high-end CT offers individualized diagnoses now especially also for challenging patients, e.g. for very young patients or people suffering from renal insufficiency, the seriously ill, and obese patients. "In a general population with a very complex age and disease structure, this new CT scanner can solve the problems presented by every radiological situation for virtually every patient," says Institute Director Professor Stefan Schönberg.