The SOMATOM go. platform with myExam Companion
Do you find these healthcare trends challenging?
Concerned that patients may leave your institution dissatisfied?
“Improving patient satisfaction with their CT experience” is ranked top priority by CT department responsibles.1)
1) IMV (2016): 2016 CT market outlook report.
Wondering if you are operating your CT at its full potential?
“The use of protocols and radiation dose varies greatly,” studies1) that analyzed millions of CT examinations worldwide showed. And this is not because of the equipment characteristics, but mainly because of the choices of the individual users.
1) Smith-Bindmar R et al., International variation in radiation dose for computed tomography examinations: prospective cohort study, BMJ 2019;364:k4931.
Changes in patient expectations, technological development, and digitalization create challenging situations for healthcare providers. But the CT imaging market also holds many opportunities. You can profit, for example, by improving the diagnostic experience for patients and your work experience. Or by opening new reimbursement opportunities in advanced clinical fields.
To help you thrive, we have developed a family of CT scanners that lets you deliver better outcomes to more patients: the SOMATOM® go. platform comprises the CT scanners SOMATOM go.Now, SOMATOM go.Up, SOMATOM go.All, and SOMATOM go.Top – as well as our dedicated radiotherapy CT scanners SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro.
Did you know that the SOMATOM go. platform originates from the medical community? It was co-created with 500 of our customers, from CEOs to the wonderful people who care for patients every single day. Based on their input, our engineers built the CT platform – and designed it specifically to overcome the obstacles associated with acquiring, operating, and maintaining a CT scanner.
Meet the SOMATOM go. scanners
SOMATOM go.Top is built for personalization of processes and care, allowing every operator to optimally adapt to individual patients and indications – and produce excellent CT results for the full clinical spectrum.
Standardizing procedures and results, SOMATOM go.All enables all users to confidently take on advanced fields in computed tomography – while interacting with patients in a more personalized way than ever before.
SOMATOM go.Up opens up the field of preventive care for routine operations, so that providers profit from advanced clinical results and from expanding their CT business while keeping an eye on profitability.
If you are looking to replace your previous system or just starting out in CT imaging, SOMATOM go.Now makes high-quality care accessible and helps you run a successful CT business.
SOMATOM go.Sim is a dedicated CT simulator that can increase workforce productivity and optimize clinical operations. Spend less time managing CT simulation and more time focusing on patients.
SOMATOM go.Open Pro is a dedicated CT simulator that expands precision medicine so you can bring individualized therapy to more patients than ever before. Push the boundaries to better treat the most challenging cases.
myExam Companion: Facilitate even advanced CT imaging
With myExam Companion, the SOMATOM go. platform offers intelligent imaging that works with you. Whether routine or advanced CT applications, it smartly and intuitively guides users and supports them in unlocking the system’s full potential automatically – independent of their level of experience.
Mobile Workflow: Improve patient experience
The SOMATOM go. platform introduces an entirely new approach to operating a CT scanner. Built around a Mobile Workflow, it features a line-up of innovative solutions, including a tablet and remote control. Experience an unparalleled level of flexibility, mobility, and patient-friendliness in daily CT procedures.
FAST 3D Camera2): Position patients precisely
The FAST 3D Camera helps your team provide first-time-right scans, manage tight schedules, and potentially examine more patients. It captures the patient’s shape, position, and height in three dimensions. Using infrared measurement, it even recognizes body contours. This is particularly useful, for example, when patients are wearing thicker clothes.
GO technologies: Address your workflow beyond the scanner
The SOMATOM go. platform features intuitive solutions that address your workflow not only at the scanner but also beyond. GO technologies reduce repetitive workflow steps, help standardize & simplify all departmental processes.
Learn more about our GO technologies and other smart helpers in our CT scanners:
Dedicated technologies: Expand your clinical portfolio
The SOMATOM go. platform allows you to cover a broad range of clinical fields. Built on intuitive technologies and workflows, it enables all users to deliver excellent results in routine examinations such as oncology and orthopedic exams. Additionally, all SOMATOM go. CT scanners feature dedicated solutions for safe and easy CT-guided interventions. Some members of the SOMATOM go. family also offer great capabilities in acute care or cardiac CT, for example.
Achieves ultra-low dose levels by cutting out lower energies and optimizes image quality at the interface between soft tissue and air.
“6 times lower dose compared with other scanners. Subjective image quality was judged equal or better.”
Dr J. Arenas-Jimenez et al., CT radiologist, Alicante ES, Alicante, Spain
Clinical image courtesy of Alicante ES, Spain. Results from a study with the SOMATOM go.Up
Reduces image noise in every scan, while the advanced iterative reconstruction SAFIRE3) delivers excellent image quality at very low dose.
“The use of integrated electronics showed a substantially reduced level of electronic noise resulting in reductions in image noise and artifacts1).”
Duan Xinhui et al., Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, USA
1) Electronic Noise in CT Detectors: Impact on Image Noise and Artifacts, Medical Physics and Informatics, 201:626-632, 2013
Clinical image courtesy of Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, USA
Achieves better iodine contrast for sharper images, even in small distal vessels. As a result, you can considerably reduce contrast media and thus scan more patients, deliver better patient care, and reduce examination costs.
“… we are able to reduce contrast media by 30% on average. And the contrast is still great!”
Mario Jorge Silverio Ribeiro, CT radiographer, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
Clinical image courtesy of Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal. Customer results with the SOMATOM go.Up
Initial investment and operational costs: Outsmarting installation and recurring costs
All CT scanners of the SOMATOM go. platform come with low installation costs. Thanks to gantry-integrated computers and a flexible room concept, you no longer need to invest in a separate control room. Whatever concept you will choose, you are fully protected while the X-ray is on.
And once you are up and running, we will not leave you alone. Beyond the initial investment, there are recurring operational costs affecting your bottom line. The SOMATOM go. platform is well equipped to help you with them as well. At the core of their design the scanners of the platform enable lower electrical consumption compared to previous models4) and may even allow for reduction of the contrast media using the High Power technology.
Fleet management: Enhance standardization and drive efficiency
syngo Virtual Cockpit is designed to assist scan procedures from a distance. Enabled by syngo Expert-i, expert colleagues receive access to the scanner and can support less experienced technologists – for reproducible results across your entire CT system fleet.
And with our cloud-based performance management solution teamplay, you get a transparent overview of your system data. Easily identify areas of improvement and monitor your Siemens Healthineers fleet’s performance.
Advance Plans with AdvanceNow: The service plan in the digital era
The Advance Plans are Siemens Healthineers’ service agreements for maximized efficiency and excellent clinical outcome in the digital era. They comprise a wealth of innovative and intelligent services that keep you cutting-edge, connected, and competitive. At the core of every service contract is Siemens Healthineers’ continuous update and upgrade service AdvanceNow. This key component provides frequent software updates and upgrades – including cybersecurity patches – and replacement of computer hardware as required, enabling you to benefit from advancements in intelligent imaging. Keep your imaging equipment up-to-date, constantly and easily.
1Dose reduction potential as a result of noise reduction
2Not available for SOMATOM go.Now
3In clinical practice, the use of SAFIRE may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.
4Data on file
5Arenas-Jimenez J, et al. Image quality and radiation dose at routine unenhanced chest-CT using a tin filter in a new single-source CT model: Comparison with other chest-CT scans in the same patient. Poster presented at: Joint ESTI ‒ ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2018; May 24-26, 2018; Geneva, Switzerland.