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Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS Receives FDA Clearance
Date:6/9/2008

Medical University of South Carolina Becomes One of the First Clinical

Installations of World's First Adaptive CT Scanner

MALVERN, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (http://www.siemens.com/healthcare) has received FDA 510(k) market clearance for the SOMATOM(R) Definition AS, the world's first adaptive CT scanner. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston is one of the first facilities to install the scanner, adding to the SOMATOM Definition Dual Source MUSC installed in September 2006.

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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.

"The SOMATOM Definition AS goes beyond slices and detector rows to addresses the overall versatility and usefulness of a CT scanner," said Dr. Joseph Schoepf, associate professor of Radiology and Cardiology, and director of CT Research and Development at MUSC. "It truly allows you to adapt the CT scanning to your individual patients."

The SOMATOM Definition AS provides tremendous benefit with the Adaptive Dose Shield technology, eliminating unnecessary overradiation. "Siemens is constantly focused on improving diagnostic quality while reducing dose in computed tomography. Patient safety has consistently been, and still is, our number one priority. With our SOMATOM product family we continuously develop new ideas and solutions for maintaining ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) guidelines to achieve success and to integrate these developments into our systems fo
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