Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, has received FDA approval for the Somatom Scope, a 16-slice CT scanner priced to enable private radiology practices, community hospitals, and critical access hospitals to make routine diagnostic imaging more accessible. Available in two configurations, the system is engineered to meet NEMA’s XR-29 Smart Dose standard. The Somatom Scope is designed for routine imaging, as well as oncological examinations, interventional radiology, and vascular imaging. Suitable for higher-volume clinical settings, the Somatom Scope Power features a stronger x-ray tube and faster rotation speed. Each model includes Siemens’ Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space (IRIS) technology to reduce noise and artifacts during image reconstruction, as well as applications to reduce radiation exposure and standardize the CT imaging process. An eSleep mode reduces energy costs by shutting down the gantry during periods of inactivity.