TechValidate Research on Siemens Healthineers Computed Tomography

7 Case Studies


Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Small Business Healthcare Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business healthcare company is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

“Have used it because we use DECT dose neutral on all patients who get scanned on the DECT scanner(s). Easy to use, easy to teach.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed company uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said for every patient.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Trauma
    • Oncology

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Ability to better classify tumors
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Follow-up scans
    • Re-scans
    • Contrast agent amount
    • Radiation from Virtual Non-contrast scans
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist significantly.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 1-25% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Large Enterprise Healthcare Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise healthcare company is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“More clinically useful information that adds value, problem solving, better contrast conspicuity for the same dose or less contrast for equal conspicuity, metal reduction and beam hardening artifact reduction.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed company uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said Daily.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Pediatrics
    • Trauma
    • Oncology

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Ability to better classify tumors
    • Improved diagnostic confidence with particularly challenging cases
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Follow-up scans
    • 3D lab processing time
    • Contrast agent amount
    • Radiation from Virtual Non-contrast scans
    • Other additional work-up
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist significantly.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 25%-50% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

University Hospital, Major Trauma Center

Introduction

This case study of University of Maryland Medical Center, Shock Trauma is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

“New review methods were established – faster and more reliable assessment of acute injuries were the result. We were able to basically eliminate the need for additional head and neck CTA scans due to the significant higher contrast enhancement of the vasculature in the full-body scans.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed company uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said for every patient.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Trauma

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Re-scans
    • Contrast agent amount
    • Radiation from Virtual Non-contrast scans
    • Other additional work-up
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist moderately.
  • Agreed that Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams by 75-100%.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 75-100% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Small Business Healthcare Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business healthcare company is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

“Decreased rescans in patients with PE. Ability to reduce contrast volume for at-risk patients.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed company uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said Daily.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Pediatrics
    • Trauma
    • Oncology

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Improved diagnostic confidence with particularly challenging cases
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Re-scans
    • Contrast agent amount
    • Other additional work-up
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist significantly.
  • Agreed that Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams by 1-25%.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 1-25% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Introduction

This case study of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

“More confident diagnoses, radiation dose reduction, fewer follow up studies.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed company uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said Daily.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Pediatrics
    • Bariatrics
    • Trauma
    • Oncology

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Ability to better classify tumors
    • Improved diagnostic confidence with particularly challenging cases
    • Earlier lesion detection
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Follow-up scans
    • Re-scans
    • 3D lab processing time
    • Radiation from Virtual Non-contrast scans
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist significantly.
  • Agreed that Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams by 25%-50%.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 1-25% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

“More referrals.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed organization uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said Daily.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Pediatrics
    • Bariatrics
    • Trauma
    • Oncology
    • Cardiac

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Ability to better classify tumors
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Follow-up scans
    • Contrast agent amount
    • Radiation from Virtual Non-contrast scans
    • Other additional work-up
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist moderately.
  • Agreed that Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams by 50-75%.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 50-75% of patients.

Siemens Dual Energy Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a November 2018 survey of Siemens Dual Energy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Believes that spectral imaging will be a deciding factor in all future CT purchases.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Siemens Dual Energy that the surveyed organization uses:

  • When asked how often they scan patients using Dual Energy they said Daily.
  • They agreed that dose neutrality, including features like Iterative Reconstruction and dose modulation, are important to the implementation of DE CT.
  • Believes it’s important to scan with Dual Energy with the following kinds of patients.
    • Trauma
    • Oncology
    • Cardiac

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Siemens Dual Energy:

  • Since using Siemens Dual Energy, they have experienced the following benefits:
    • Access to additional information to characterize incidental findings earlier
    • Ability to better classify tumors
    • Improved diagnostic confidence with particularly challenging cases
  • Dual Energy has helped improve their clinical operations in the following areas:
    • Re-scans
    • 3D lab processing time
    • Contrast agent amount
  • Confirmed that automation in Rapid Results improved their workflow by minimizing the need for manual post-processing by the Radiologist or Technologist significantly.
  • Agreed that Siemens Dual Energy provides additional information that has helped reduce the need for rescans or additional follow-up exams by 1-25%.
  • With the benefit of increased CNR at low keVs provided by Monoenergetic+, they have been able to reduce contrast agent in 50-75% of patients.



More Research on Siemens Healthineers Computed Tomography