“The mobile workflow: More than ever, the patient is in the center of the whole examination.”
Carla Susana Ribeiro Pinto
CT radiographer at Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
Gain flexibility with the new mobile workflow
Built around a new mobile workflow, SOMATOM go.Up® features a line-up of innovative solutions that bring an unparalleled level of flexibility and mobility to daily CT routines. The solutions also help to enhance patient comfort for potentially higher levels of patient satisfaction.
- Lightweight, high-resolution tablet gives you total freedom over how you work
- With Scan&GO technology, you just need a few steps for the entire scan
- Start checking patient information as soon as you collect them from the waiting room, and then prepare the scan directly at the gantry
- Stay with the patient for longer
With the SOMATOM go.Up CT scanner, users can spend most of the time with the patient – which results in higher efficiency, higher patient comfort, and fewer motion artifacts.
On the left: A standard workflow. The CT operator spends most of the time in the control room.
In comparison, the unique new mobile workflow of SOMATOM go.Up, based on tablet-operation and automation.
New workplace design
- Thanks to gantry-integrated computers, complete flexibility over where you position the workstation
- Depending on your needs and infrastructure, you can set up the workstation in the same room, outside the scan room, or in a separate control room
- Helps you keep an eye on the patient at all times
- Makes it easy to provide better care
- Close-up perspective makes it easy to spot even micro-movements and keep the patient in the right position
- Easy-to-use Bluetooth remote control
- Streamlines scanning and makes workflow processes more efficient
Automate your workflow with GO technologies
SOMATOM go.Up features a holistic set of intuitive solutions that addresses your workflow not only at the scanner but also beyond. By reducing repetitive workflow steps, GO technologies help standardize and simplify all departmental processes. You can therefore work more efficiently and focus on your patients – two factors key to running a successful business.
- A tablet app that allows you to control scans remotely
- Choose whether to operate the scanner at the gantry or from outside the room
- Benefit from faster patient preparation and positioning
- An intelligent algorithm that flags up problems with coverage or contrast media distribution as they occur
- Correct issues on the go, prevent subsequent errors in multiphase scans, and avoid archiving suboptimal images
- Ultimately reduce the number of recalls
- Performs zero-click postprocessing, making it part of the standard reconstruction tasks
- As a ready-to-read technology it saves time and cuts down on workflow steps
- An all-in-one, cross-specialty viewing solution that provides a large variety of clinical applications
- Tools for smooth reading in just one workflow
- Customizable user interface to tailor the system to your needs
Turn complex exams into clinical routine
SOMATOM go.Up thus allows you to broaden your clinical range and grow with profound clinical results. Thanks to premium technologies, it delivers results that were previously only available on high-end scanners. In addition, SOMATOM go.Up is well suited for radiation therapy. With the RT Image Suite in the acquisition workstation, you gain access to easy and comfortable simulation, image assessment, and contouring in RT.
Intuitive functions in CT-guided intervention
Benefit from Guide&GO, the first tablet-based solution for CT-guided interventions. Control the entire procedure from the tablet and remote control, and navigate images using intuitive touchscreen functions familiar to any smartphone user.
Fast and efficient routine scanning
SOMATOM go.Up delivers the low-dose scanning that is essential for optimal patient care. It allows scans of long ranges at the speed of a breath-hold while maintaining a high spatial resolution.
High-quality CT angiography for vascular exams
SOMATOM go.Up allows high quality angiography exams of central and peripheral arteries with good iodine contrast, sub-millimeter slices, and precise timing.
Speed and accuracy in routine neuro examinations
SOMATOM go.Up optimizes image quality and reduces dose in routine neuro examinations. Its speed and accuracy allow a crisp visualization of the supraaortic vessels with reduced venous contamination.
Broaden your portfolio in preventive care
SOMATOM go.Up allows to offer colon imaging and lung cancer screening as well as calcium scoring exams. With sub-millimeter collimation in every scan, it provides high spatial resolution and helps improve the detection of occult lesions.
Profit from a low initial investment and reliable components
A key aim of the overall SOMATOM go. concept was to minimize your initial cost of investment. The result is a system that makes a Siemens Healthineers CT scanner more affordable than ever. In addition, the scanner components and underlying software algorithms were specifically chosen for reliability, remote serviceability, and extended tube lifetime.
Flexible room concept
- Save on valuable space by having scanner and workstation in one single room. With the “niche” setup, operators are fully protected while the X-ray is on.
- Thanks to gantry-integrated computers, you no longer need to invest in a separate control room.
- Alternative: position the workstation outside the room or opt for the traditional control room setup
- Equipped with durable components that deliver outstanding reliability to keep the scanner running smoothly for longer
- Experts from the Siemens Healthineers Support Center provide ad hoc support whenever needed and quickly help identify and resolve any issues that might occur via Smart Remote Service
- Chronon® tube features a highly robust design and 8.75 MHU equivalent anode heat capacity with SAFIRE, built to surpass the performance of its predecessor.
Benefit from premium support
The Siemens Healthineers Connect Plan1 is an all-new service plan that comes standard with the investment of SOMATOM go.Up. It fully utilizes the capabilities of the connection to our digital platforms – SRS, PEPconnect2, LifeNet – and to our remote services. This allows you to receive seamless support. It covers the second and third year after system purchase and gives you the financial confidence of premium service, matching your total cost of ownership requirements. Additionally, you can optionally upgrade to a full service contract.
Siemens Healthineers Connect Plan1
- Multi-year service package, included in the system purchase price, to improve scanner uptime
- Affords you financial certainty from day one
- Many aspects of service – including spare parts3 – covered in the scanner purchase price
- Higher uptime, improved workflows, efficient support, and streamlined training
Blended learning with PEPconnect2
- The industry’s first online personalized education experience
- Combines self-study training material, face-to-face training, and online learning
- Staff training can begin even before system delivery
1Powered by Smart Remote Service. Siemens Healthineers Connect Plan is subject to regional adaptions/restrictions.
2PEPconnect availability is subject to regional restrictions.
3Excluding X-ray tube and tablet. Additional tube and tablet coverage solutions are optionally available.