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Siemens Delivers Complete Dose Protection to St. Louis Children's Hospital
Date:1/19/2010

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recognized as one of the leading pediatric healthcare centers in the United States, St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis is further enhancing its nationally renowned pediatric care program with the installation of a SOMATOM® Definition AS computed tomography (CT) scanner from Siemens Healthcare. The SOMATOM Definition AS is the world's first adaptive scanner, which intelligently adapts, on the fly, to the patient, for aiding in dose protection, as well as adapting to new dimensions and space.

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Even though CT is a crucial medical imaging tool in diagnosing illness and disease in children, there is always a concern over the amount of radiation dose a pediatric patient receives. Medical institutions, such as St. Louis Children's Hospital, strive to provide the best medical imaging exams as possible, while ensuring one of the best methods for its patients. The addition of the SOMATOM Definition AS provides the link between dose protection and imaging excellence for Children's Hospital's young patients.

"In light of recent studies on radiation dose and best practices for dose reduction, it is essential to employ a CT scanner that can not only ensure some dose reduction, but provide one of the fastest scan speeds, while still maintaining optimal imaging performance," said Dr. Marilyn J. Siegel, division of Diagnostic Radiology and professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, St. Louis Chil
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