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Siemens Reaches Industry Milestone with 5,000th SOMATOM Emotion Installation


Siemens Medical Solutions SOMATOM Emotion continues to demonstrate it is one of the most successful product lines in Computed Tomography (CT) history. Highlighting its exceptional reliability, Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Ala., a 379 bed facility, has installed the 5,000th SOMATOM Emotion(R) CT system, a compact and powerful scanner to take everyday, routine CT applications to a higher level. This is the second Emotion CT installed at Jackson Hospital in recent months, both of which are the 16-slice version of the SOMATOM Emotion, the latest and most powerful edition of this scanner.

“The SOMATOM Emotion 16 allows us not only to improve the patient experience, but also to address the more demanding needs of the physicians,” said Vicky Jones, vice president of operations, Jackson Hospital. “The technology, which generates detailed images in a significantly short period of time, ultimately provides our patients with more accurate diagnoses and our staff with improved throughput.”

The SOMATOM Emotion performs routine clinical CT with great speed, efficiently integrating high quality imaging applications into daily clinical practice. With the Emotion’s wide-ranging flexibility, clinicians are able to perform routine examinations, such as chest, abdomen and head, with the option for more advanced applications -- like syngo Neuro DSA -- which greatly improve the diagnostic workflow.

“The 5,000th install is further validation that the Emotion platform is the most widely implemented and accepted CT system in the world,” said Scott Goodwin, vice president, CT Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. “By offering a full range of capabilities and excellent image quality at a minimal life cycle cost, the SOMATOM Emotion 16 allows community hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and private practices to provide their patients with access to the latest and most advanced technology in CT.”

Jackson Hospital is a nonprofit, acute-care hospital located in Montgomery, Alabama. Licensed for 379 beds, it ranks among the largest hospitals in Alabama and is widely recognized for healthcare excellence. Its full complement of medical staff members represents a wide range of specialists, with many physicians being leaders in their fields.

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 and Bayer Diagnostics - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in over 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 (Sept. 30).


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