Siemens Healthcare announces that BJC HealthCare, a nonprofit health care organization out of St Louis, has purchased multiple SOMATOM definition flash CT scanners for its various facilities, including St Louis Children’s Hospital.

The scanner’s core innovation, flash spiral, is especially useful for scanning pediatric patients, as the technology helps reduce dose and improve scanning speeds, removing the need to sedate patients.

x-care organ-based dose modulation also helps limit radiation exposure for sensitive organs. Additionally, its iterative reconstruction in image space helps reduce image noise while maintaining image quality and allows for up to 60% radiation dose reduction in routine clinical use.