Imaging

Humanizing breakthroughs

Technology, product design, and user interface design are three parts of the same story. While the technology is largely invisible, an appealing look and feel as well as an intuitive user interface enable technologists and patients to enjoy a human-like interaction with this innovation.

3 min
Doris Pischitz
Published on September 28, 2022

Therefore, when creating the look and feel of the next-generation computed tomography (CT) scanner, the design team at Siemens Healthineers set about the task of making photon-counting CT tangible and more human.

At University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, approximately 40 patients are examined each day with NAEOTOM Alpha1. Listen to Beate Kolb, head technologist for computed tomography, explain how her patients experience the scan.

Beate Kolb, head technologist for computed tomography at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, talks about her experience of the new functionalities on the user interface.

Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, features a fleet of seven CT scanners with the photon-counting system as the flagship. CT radiographer and technologist Marcel Dijkshoorn talks about how the system is used in his daily work.

Listen to our podcast to understand what silver dots have to do with photon-counting CT

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Listen to learn about the limitations of traditional CT scanners and how modern scanners have overcome them. You’ll also hear about photon-counting and the impact it has on image quality. Additionally, you’ll find out the role that artificial intelligence can play in sorting and analyzing the large amount of data that modern CT scanners produce.

By Doris Pischitz
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.