TechValidate Research on Siemens Healthineers Computed Tomography


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.




About This Data

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