Siemens Healthcare installed its 1,000th SOMATOM Definition AS CT scanner at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC installed the 128-slice Definition AS+ scanner.
The SOMATOM Definition AS is an adaptive scanner that adjusts to any patient for dose protection and the user’s space. The scanner’s adaptive dose shield technology helps eliminate over-radiation and addresses dose reduction issues by blocking the unnecessary dose before and after the spiral scan. The system also has 4D capabilities and comes in multiple configurations, which are tailored to a hospital’s workflow and clinical needs.