Innovation culture

A history rich in innovation

Spiral CT, multislice CT, Ultra Fast Ceramic detectors, Straton and Vectron tubes, Dual Source, Dual Energy, Stellar detector – through these and numerous other hardware and software developments, Siemens Healthineers has secured its position as innovation leader in the field of computed tomography.

Ingo Zenger, Doris Pischitz
Published on November 3, 2021

Producing the first photon-counting computed tomography (CT)1 scanner in routine clinical practice was the logical next step in this history of innovation.

From head to toe (1971–1980)

Changing times (1981–1990)

A paradigm shift (1991–2000)

Major advances (2000–2010)

Pushing technology to its limits (2011–2020)

Redefining CT (2021)

By Ingo Zenger, Doris Pischitz
Ingo Zenger is an author at the Siemens Healthineers Historical Institute.
Doris Pischitz is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.