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Siemens Unveils the Largest Biplane Anatomical Coverage on the Market with the AXIOM Artis dBA Twin


System Enhances Siemens syngo DynaCT Software to Provide New and More Detailed Viewpoints of Tissue and Organs

Chicago, Nov 21, 2006, Siemens Medical Solutions will introduce the AXIOM Artis dBA Twin, an innovative imaging system designed for universal angiography and the highly specialized field of neuroradiology, at the 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 (booth #4129) in Chicago.

The AXIOM Artis dBA Twin is a milestone in advanced biplane imaging. The system features the largest biplane anatomical coverage available, and is uniquely equipped with two 30x40-centimeter flat detectors. The AXIOM Artis dBA Twin provides flexibility across a complete applications spectrum, from neuroradiology to cardiac imaging, with fine detail resolution in 2D and 3D. State-of-the-art flat detector biplane technology delivers exceptional detail resolution to support both diagnostic and interventional decision making.

“The AXIOM Artis dBA Twin delivers the largest biplane anatomical coverage available anywhere today,” said Claus Grill, vice president, Angiography, Fluoroscopy and Radiography Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions. “The system is easy to handle with an excellent ergonomic design and expedites workflow by rapidly delivering the best position and patient experience possible.”

The system features a compact detector housing design that enables virtually unrestricted patient access, while also offering outstanding angulation capabilities. It delivers outstanding visualization from the common carotid artery up to the finest distal vessels during the venous phase. The AXIOM Artis dBA Twin also offers excellent support for pediatric applications where optimal dose reductions are critical, and supports the latest cross-sectioning 3D imaging techniques with the optional syngo® DynaCT cross-sectional imaging capability.

syngo DynaCT Enhanced

With over 120 worldwide installations, Siemens groundbreaking syngo DynaCT enables users of angiographic C-arm systems to create soft tissue images based on the principles of computed tomography (CT). syngo DynaCT images facilitate soft tissue differentiation that enables detection of intracranial hemorrhages and visualization of the brain tissue, and supports a broad range of abdominal procedures to quickly optimize interventional decision making. Shown for the first time at this year’s RSNA, the latest version of syngo DynaCT is a breakthrough in reconstruction performance enabling the physician to obtain a clinically relevant result with the highest possible resolution in about one minute for therapeutic decision making in critical situations.

“DynaCT does an outstanding job of extending the existing range of high-contrast resolution by providing CT-like images to the field of soft tissue display,” said Grill. “Using DynaCT, it’s possible at a minimum to visualize a density difference of 10 Hounsfield Units of an object 10 millimeters in size.”

Angiographic C-arm systems are designed to generate projection images. In combination with the AXIOM Artis dBA Twin new flat detector technology, DynaCT enables exceptional soft tissue differentiation. Clinical images, comparable to those generated by a CT scanner, can now display organs, vessels or hemorrhages. Siemens’ new visualization technology will create innovative applications for neuroradiology, as well as abdominal and oncological interventions. Siemens was the first to market with this type of angiographic imaging and has the most cumulative clinical experience. Siemens continues to demonstrate its leadership by continued improvements to syngo DynaCT.

100th U.S. Installation of syngo DynaCT

This month, Siemens is celebrating the 100th U.S. installation of syngo DynaCT at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. This milestone is a testament not only to the popularity of the groundbreaking technology, but also to its far-reaching impact on the delivery of healthcare.

“The DynaCT imaging application is helping put valuable time on the side of the patient by providing physicians highly detailed anatomical images directly in the interventional suite, without the need to move the patient out of the sterile environment for evaluation,” said Stephen Dofelmier, director, Medical Imaging, Swedish Medical Center. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Siemens for this important achievement. Not only have we significantly improved the clinical outcomes for many of our patients, but our physicians also praise the image quality and acknowledge that we have enhanced their daily work experience with this advanced technology.”

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. 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. Recent acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing approximately 36,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 8.23 billion EUR, orders of 9.33 billion EUR and group profit of 1.06 billion EUR for fiscal 2006 (preliminary figures). Further information can be found by visiting


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