Barrett Hospital & HealthCare has installed a new Siemens Healthineers tablet-based CT scanner. Siemens’ SOMATOM® go.Top system allows the hospital to perform AI-powered scan automation and advanced CT procedures. Diagnostic accuracy is enhanced by providing doctors and patients with additional diagnostic information. A gentle patient experience, high-quality images, and low radiation levels make the SOMATOM go.Top CT system the ideal choice for pediatric and adult patients.
The CT system can be operated with a touch-screen tablet and/or remote control, allowing
technologists to be near the patient during exam preparation. Particularly for children and
patients with mobility challenges who need additional support, this can greatly improve the
patient experience. Furthermore, SOMATOM go.Top features automated technology that
simplifies the process of selecting the appropriate radiation dose for different patient
populations. Also, it is equipped with Siemens' latest Tin Filter Technology for optimizing the
radiation dose. By combining these two measures, a wide range of routine imaging procedures can be made less radiation-intensive for patients.
"Patients are our utmost priority at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare," says Carolyn Hansen, Chief
Clinical Officer. “We recognize that healthcare technology will forever be changing and
advancing, and we carefully considered which CT system would provide the best possible
experience for our patients and equip doctors with the information they need to deliver quality care.”
Using patient-centric technology and workflows, SOMATOM go. optimizes patient care. Top
provides high-quality, consistent imaging results in all areas of hospital imaging, including
cardiac and coronary artery imaging, and low-dose pediatric imaging. SOMATOM go.Top also
offers features that can reduce imaging artifacts from implanted devices, such as knee and hip
implants and dental fillings, which can further improve image quality.