The company said the newly cleared device features its FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said.
Siemens said that the FAST 3D camera uses infrared technology and AI to recognize anatomical landmarks and correctly position the system for more accurate patient scanning, which it claims improves image quality and can reduce repeat scans.
“Siemens Healthineers is excited about the potential of the Somatom Edge plus with FAST integrated workflow to help healthcare providers improve workflow and patient management. The integration of artificial intelligence into patient positioning not only improves image quality but also expands precision medicine by reducing unnecessary variability for healthcare providers,” Siemens Healthineers NA computed tomography VP Douglas Ryan said in a press release.
Late last month, Siemens Healthineers said it won FDA approval for its Mammomat Revelation mammography system.