Siemens Healthineers Introduces Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Sector

By Sharada Prahladrao

Company and Product News

At the 72nd Annual Conference of IRIA (Indian Radiological and Imaging Association) at Chandigarh, India, Siemens Healthineers presented a series of new products and latest technology updates. Innovation with MRI, X-ray machine and ultrasound portfolio; cutting-edge technology with CT scanners; and the powerful AI-based system were showcased at the IRIA 2019 exposition. The products: Magnetom Lumina and ACUSON Sequoia were also unveiled at the IRIA.

Magnetom Lumina is the latest addition to the new portfolio of BioMatrix scanners from Siemens Healthineers and features a 70-cm bore. BioMatrix provides their customers with a comprehensive set of innovative MR technologies – technologies that automatically adapt to the patient’s anatomical and physiological characteristics. Biomatrix Technology is the key to making MRI even more consistent and more robust, reducing unwarranted variations in imaging results; and achieving standardized, reproducible results.

The new ACUSON Sequoia was developed in response to one of the most prevalent challenges in ultrasound imaging today: imaging of different sized patients with consistency and clarity. With its new Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) - a new high-powered architecture with innovative updates to elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound; the new Acuson Sequoia produces penetration up to 40cm.

Syngo Virtual Cockpit is a software solution that can be used for CT and PET/CT scanners, MRI and MRI PET systems. Medical staff can use this software solution to connect remotely to scanner workplaces to assist personnel at a different location, especially where more sophisticated examinations are required.

For radiological examinations, experienced colleagues can “tune in” quickly and in real time via audio or video functions and connect to other locations seamlessly; saving on time and cost. By ensuring best possible support from experts in any location; high quality and uniformed imaging can be achieved across all the locations desired. It would also help in reducing the number of undesired variations in scan quality, which in turn enables to deliver more accurate and precise radiological diagnosis.

Siemens Healthineers has a long history of AI-enriched solutions with over 40 deployments embedded in the imaging modalities and syngo.via AV solutions. AI-Rad Companion is a new dedicated software platform that brings artificial intelligence (AI) to medical imaging. The AI-Rad Companion assists radiologists in reading and reporting.

Siemens Healthineers is focused on digitalization to empower their customers in their journey towards delivering high-value care. Their products and solutions address some of the core challenges faced by their customers; improving patient experience, managing chronic diseases and optimizing clinical operations.

Keywords: Siemens Healthineers, Digitalization, IRIA, AI, Magnetom Lumina, ACUSON Sequoia, ARC Advisory Group 

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