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Johnson Memorial Hospital Offers Advanced CT Imaging with New Scanner

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Johnson Memorial Hospital recently installed a new, tablet-based CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The system, called a SOMATOM go.Top, enables the hospital to support routine and advanced CT procedures that may enhance diagnostic accuracy by providing additional diagnostic information to patients and their physicians.

Technologists can operate the CT system with a touchscreen tablet and remote control, which can help them remain with patients longer during exam preparation. This may improve patient experience for patients who have mobility challenges and need additional support.

In addition, the SOMATOM go.Top features automated technology that can take the guesswork out of selecting the most optimal radiation dose for every patient and exam, from pediatrics to the elderly. The SOMATOM go.Top is also equipped with Siemens’s latest exclusive technologies for optimizing radiation dose, such as tin-filter technology that can reduce unnecessary radiation for a wide range of routine procedures.

“Patients are our number-one priority,” said Dr. Robert Roose, chief administrative officer for Johnson Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. “We carefully considered which CT system would provide the best possible experience for our patients and also provide our physicians with the information they need to deliver the best possible care.”

With patient-centric technology and workflows that optimally adapt to each patient, the SOMATOM go.Top delivers consistent, reliable results in all aspects of hospital imaging, Roose said, including the most advanced fields, such as cardiac and coronary-artery imaging, low-dose pediatric scanning, advanced post-surgical imaging, and routine-ready dual energy.

The SOMATOM go.Top also offers features that can reduce imaging artifacts from implanted devices, such as knee and hip implants and dental fillings, which can improve image quality.