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Siemens Recognized as Number One in U.S. Radiology Market and with Top-Selling Ultrasound System for Sixth Consecutive Year


Klein Biomedical Ranks Company First in Revenues for Radiology Market and Identifies the ACUSON Sequoia as the Best-Selling System.

Malvern, Pa., Jul 17, 2006, Siemens Medical Solutions has been ranked number one in ultrasound radiology market share and, for the sixth consecutive year, has the number one selling ultrasound product in the U.S., according to the Klein Biomedical Consultants (KBC) 2005 annual report. KBC, a strategic marketing firm recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the ultrasound market, reports that Siemens’ flagship ACUSON SequoiaTM ultrasound platform was the number one selling product in 2005 based on sales volume.

“Siemens has consistently developed and brought to the market high value solutions that provide cutting-edge clinical performance and workflow efficiencies for our customers,” said Klaus Hambuechen, president, Ultrasound Division, Siemens Medical Solutions.

“Siemens Ultrasound holds the number one position in the U.S. radiology market,” said Harvey Klein, Ph.D., founder and president, KBC. “The company’s strategic business focus enables it to maintain this leadership position.”

The KBC 2005 report ranks Siemens as number one in radiology market share in total revenues including options, with a market share of 34 percent, followed by Philips Medical Systems and General Electric Healthcare, respectively. According to the KBC report, Siemens holds nearly 66 percent of the total U.S. ultrasound market’s options and upgrade business.

“This is a true testimonial from our customers that Siemens continues to provide high value technologies and option upgrades that make a difference in medical diagnostic imaging, continuing to extend the original return on investment,” said Hambuechen. “These top rankings directly reflect the success of Siemens in providing solutions that directly benefit patient outcomes and address workflow efficiencies in ultrasound imaging.”

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Employing approximately 33,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.6 billion EUR, orders of 8.6 billion EUR and group profit of 976 million EUR for fiscal 2005. More information can be obtained by visiting


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