Siemens Healthineers this week said it won FDA clearance for its Somatom go.Sim and Somtom go.Open Pro computed tomography systems.
The CT systems are designed for radiation therapy planning and are members of the company’s Somatom go. platform of devices.
Siemens Healthineers’ platform uses hardware and software components like patient marking lasers and automated quality assurance to assist in the treatment planning process. An 85 cm bore accommodates positioning accessories to improve patient comfort.
Using Direct Intelligent 4D technology, the Somatom go.Open Pro brings image acquisition to patient breathing in real time, which traditionally can cause motion artifacts when patients breathe irregularly.
“With the FDA clearance of the Somatom go.Sim and Somatom go.Open Pro, Siemens Healthineers offers our customers revolutionary technology for radiation therapy planning,” Hanno Dotzel, VP of surgery and cancer therapy in the advanced therapies business, said in a news release. “The new i4D technology can help our customers dramatically reduce image artifacts, enabling them to reach a new level of precision in radiation therapy treatment planning.”