Market research firm, Frost & Sullivan, has been researching the CT Imaging sector, and has awarded Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa, with its 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership of the Year.
The Frost & Sullivan analysts recognized the recent trend in radiation dose reduction in the latest CT scanners, but singled out Siemens for “its consistent contributions of dose reduction technologies for CT since the early 1990s.”
Roberto Aranibar, Frost & Sullivan research analyst, commented in the press announcement,"Siemens has long been proactive in addressing dose challenges in CT, and because of the company’s foresightedness, initiative, and heavy investments in this area, Siemens is recognized as a leader in the development of dose reduction technologies for CT."
In 1994, Siemens released its CARE (Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure) Dose4D feature and subsequently added other dose-reduction features. More recently in 2005, Siemens’s introduced a new generation of scanners with its dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner, the SOMATOM Definition and its Adaptive Dose Shield technology in 2007.
Visit www.awards.frost.com for more information about the award.
(Source: Press Release)