The high-resolution Magnetom Prisma includes features that cut down on vibrations and produce high-quality images, down to fine anatomical details of the brain. Siemens is offering on-site upgrades to customers who already have the Magnetom Trio, another 3T MRI system.
"Siemens is proud to add the Magnetom Prisma 3T scanner to our portfolio of world-class MRI systems," Siemens Healthcare North America CEO Dr. Gregory Sorensen said in prepared remarks. "With applications that display functional information and enable the visualization of details in the smallest anatomical structures, the Magnetom Prisma enables researchers to explore bold new territories and address their specific research needs."
The German conglomerate beat its 4th-quarter earnings expectations. Munich-based Siemens posted profits of €1.07 billion (~$1.44 billion), or €1.18 (~$1.59) per share, on sales of €21.17 billion (~$28.48 billion) for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, representing a bottom-line slide of 10.3% on a sales decline of 1.3%. Full-year profits were €4.41 billion (~$5.93 billion), or €5.03 (~$6.77) per share, on sales of €75.88 billion (~$102.08 billion), for profit growth of 3.0% on a 2.0% sales slide.