Malvern, Pa.-based Siemens Healthineers’ Somatom On.site scanner enables critically ill patients to receive CT head imaging in the intensive care unit (ICU) while remaining in bed, eliminating costly transports to the radiology department, according to a news release.
Somatom On.site offers easy scan setup, fast workflow and integrated patient support accessories, along with an intelligent user interface called myExam Companion, which helps the radiologic technologist navigate the examination.
The system also utilizes an integrated drive camera for real-time viewing on the built-in Touch UI display for easy maneuvering by the technologist. Somatom On.site’s design is touted as capable of reducing scatter radiation compared to standard CT scanners, providing radiation protection for neighboring patients and staff, according to Siemens Healthineers.
“The Somatom On.site transforms the delivery of care for critically ill patients who require a CT head scan,” Siemens Healthineers North America VP of computed tomography Douglas Ryan said in the release. “The system delivers reliable and consistent image quality demanded by healthcare professionals in the ICU, neurology, and radiology departments. Additionally, bedside imaging helps to reduce patient transports, thereby reducing the risk of infection while improving workforce efficiency.”