Siemens Healthineers gains FDA clearance for SOMATOM Edge Plus CT system

Siemens Healthineers announced Wednesday, April 4, that the FDA has cleared its 128-slice SOMATOM Edge Plus CT system. The system features the company’s FAST (Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies) Integrated Workflow with a FAST 3D Camera, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assist with patient positioning.

“Siemens Healthineers is excited about the potential of the SOMATOM Edge Plus with FAST Integrated Workflow to help healthcare providers improve workflow and patient management,” Douglas Ryan, vice president of computed tomography at Siemens Healthineers North America, said in a prepared statement. “The integration of AI into patient positioning not only improves image quality but also expands precision medicine by reducing unnecessary variability for healthcare providers.”

The SOMATOM Edge Plus also provides users with “improved tissue characterization” and “enables scanning of obese patients with strong diagnostic confidence,” according to the statement from Siemens Healthineers.