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Methodist Set to Revamp Medical Equipment

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October 13, 2014 — Methodist Hospitals recently signed an $11 million dollar agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. to replace all of its diagnostic imaging equipment with the latest technologies available. The first phase of this agreement to be completed in 2014 will be a multi-million dollar investment in Siemens’ cutting-edge CT and radiography equipment, including:

• Two SOMATOM Definition Edge 128-slice CT systems, which provide clearer images with reduced scanning time and dose reduction technology using Siemens SAFIRE dose reduction algorithm, which can reduce dose to the patient by 54% to 60%. This system boasts enhanced neuro and cardiac imaging capabilities. Through these technologies, clinicians are able to make more sound diagnoses even for the most challenging cases, such as trauma and bariatric patients.

• Four Mobilett Mira mobile digital X-ray systems with wireless technology, which are among thesmallest on the market and have a rotating swivel arm, giving radiologists and technicians more flexibility to access patients and capture high-quality images with greater ease. These systems also boast short exposure times which results in radiation dose reduction for the patients.

“Methodist Hospitals is committed to providing the highest quality of care, and this starts with the quality and range of our diagnostic imaging capabilities. We are pleased to be working with Siemens to bring our patients at both the Northlake and Southlake Campuses the best in imaging technology,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and Interim CEO at Methodist.

Source: Methodist Hospital

 

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