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Siemens Celebrates First Installation of SOMATOM Definition AS 20 CT Scanner
Date:7/7/2009

MALVERN, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare opens doors to new applications in computed tomography (CT) imaging with the first installation of its SOMATOM(R) Definition AS (Adaptive Scanner) 20-slice configuration CT system at Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). As the world's first adaptive CT scanner, the SOMATOM Definition AS adapts to virtually any patient, adapts for complete dose protection, adapts for new dimensions, and adapts to the user's space.

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"The installation of the SOMATOM Definition AS 20-slice CT is consistent with our ongoing commitment to provide high-quality images and care to our patients and physicians," states Patricia Zadra, CDI Regional VP. "In addition to the lower radiation dose patients will receive, the system's scalability is important to our business operations. We will now be able to easily upgrade our CT capabilities as demand for advanced imaging services in our community grows."

The SOMATOM Definition AS platform introduces a further expansion with its new 20-slice configuration, a large 31-inch (78 cm) gantry bore, optional 660 pounds (300 kg) patient weight capacity and high-scan speed, designed perfectly for high-patient throughput. In addition to the morphological imaging, with the unique Adaptive 4D spiral mode, the Definition AS 20 can offer functional imaging with perfusion capabilities of the brain and other organs and an extended coverage of up to 7 cm.

The SOMATOM Definition AS 20 can be tailored to meet a hospital's workflow and clinical needs, with a goal to make the most complex procedures routine. In addition to its large bore and h
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