Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
What’s that knocking?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been part of routine medical practice for years. The big tubes produce fascinating images. No wonder that MRI is seen as the crowning glory of diagnostics. But how exactly does it work? What’s so special about it? We answer twelve questions to give a better idea.
A vision for change: ophthalmology and access to affordable eye care in India
Blindness was once a major problem for people all over India: Care was difficult to access in the early stages of ophthalmological complications. Listen to Aravind Srinivasan, MD, and Chief Medical Officer at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Chennai discuss with Christoph Zindel about how this has changed, even in times of COVID-19.
Delivery of the 55,555th CT from Siemens Healthineers
In 1974, Siemens was the world’s first medical technology manufacturer to launch a CT system on the market. SIRETOM was the first head scanner to produce layered images of a patient’s skull. Since then, 55,554 CT systems from Siemens have been delivered to customers across the globe.
CEO Bernd Montag on the inflection point for “digital first” in healthcare
Sharing his thoughts on big ideas for 2021 in his second LinkedIn article, CEO Bernd Montag discusses the inflection point for consistent digitalization in healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved the healthcare sector rapidly toward a much-needed next step: the expectation of "digital first" in healthcare.
Telemedicine report: Virtual visits to the doctor
CEO Bernd Montag on acceleration in healthcare trends driven by the pandemic
If medical historians could look into the distant future at the effects of COVID-19, they would identify the clear impact of three trends in particular that we are already seeing in the healthcare industry. In this LinkedIn article, CEO Bernd Montag shares big ideas that could now gain momentum.
Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
Magnetic resonance imaging: the long path to the patient
The development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an exciting story of innovation spanning four decades – if not several centuries – and two Nobel prizes. But the fact that MRI scanners are now used in patient care all over the world is also thanks to industrial research and development.
From plain black-and-white images of individual anatomical structures to virtual 3D renderings of the whole body in space, X-ray imaging has come a long way in the past 125 years, largely thanks to digitalization. Read more.
Faster workflow for quicker recovery
Minimally invasive treatment of pelvic fractures is especially beneficial for older patients.
A very special tube
Just three days after the discovery of X-rays was announced on November 8th, 1885, Siemens Healtineers began constructing their first medical X-ray tube. During the 2020 year of X-rays, our colleagues at the X-ray factory in Rudolstadt brought it back to life. Learn more about the reconstruction of our historical X-ray tube.
In March, when the whole country locked down, almost 150 patients were undergoing their rehabilitation stay at the LHL Hospital in Gardermoen, Norway. Within one day, everyone was sent home to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
A World Health Summit in the context of a truly global pandemic
With tens of millions of COVID-19 cases worldwide and more than a million dead from the disease, global healthcare has assumed unprecedented importance today. What lessons have already been learned, and what needs to be done moving forward?