Frost & Sullivan has awarded Siemens Medical Solutions the "2005 Enabling Technology of the Year" award in recognition of being the first company to successfully introduce a 64-slice computed tomography (CT) system. Siemens Somatom(R) Sensation 64 is reportedly the world's fastest CT with a gantry rotation time of 0.33 sec and provides unprecedented image quality, with the largest installation base worldwide of 330 systems to date.
"Frost & Sullivan applauds the pioneering initiative taken by Siemens Medical Solutions in successfully launching and establishing one of the most innovative products in the CT market today," said Stephen Mohan, vice president sales, Healthcare Practice North America, Frost & Sullivan. "With the introduction of the Somatom Sensation 64, healthcare professionals now consider it an industry standard in high-quality cardiovascular imaging. On the basis of its technological capability, Siemens has set a benchmark in the development and adoption of high-end technologies in the imaging industry."
The Frost & Sullivan "Enabling Technology of the Year" award is presented to a company that has developed a technology that can benefit or revolutionize the industry. The award recipient must have developed a system or enabling component of a system that removes a significant stumbling block in the progression of technology. Before considering the recipient of this award, the analyst team tracks market participants' technology innovations through ongoing market research, market interviews, and extensive secondary and technology research.
The Somatom Sensation 64 is known for capabilities such as Siemens z-Sharp(TM) Technology, which doubles the scanner's data acquisition capacity, the system provides unprecedented image quality and can acquire images of the smallest intracranial, pulmonary, mesenteric, and peripheral vessels in less than 10 sec. The shorter scanning times improve the physicians' ability to diagnose and treat disease states earlier and more accurately, while significantly increasing patient comfort.
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