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Siemens Demonstrates Groundbreaking Approach to Stroke Diagnosis at ASNR 2009
Date:5/18/2009

Rapid volume perfusion acquisition, intuitive post-processing and remote access highlight new CT Neuro Engine for comprehensive workflow efficiency and patient care

MALVERN, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the third leading cause of death in the United States, stroke effects approximately 795,000 Americans each year -- with an estimated 610,000 accounting as first-time cases(1). And for a stroke victim, the first few hours are the defining time when a quick and effective diagnosis can mean the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 16-21, Siemens Healthcare (booth #207) brings stroke diagnosis to the patient with a combination of Siemens SOMATOM(R) computed tomography (CT) scanner technology and CT Neuro Engine, offering a unique and complete solution for all aspects of neuroradiology.

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Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States(1). The crucial time for any patient is during the first three hours after the stroke occurred. Information gathered from the CT scan can efficiently provide the essential data for a proper diagnosis and next steps for the patient's well being.

"Siemens is proud to offer volume perfusion capabilities on a wide variety of our scanners," said Kulin Hemani, vice president, Computed Tomography, Siemens Healthcare. "Adaptive 4D Spiral, the innovative acquisition, which allows volume perfusion coverage of up to 15 centimeters on SOMATOM Definition Flash, is currently available, not only on our premium scanners, but across the entire spectrum of o
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