Siemens Offers New Visions of the Heart at AHA 2005Sunday November 13, 9:00 am ET New Technologies Merge Imaging and IT, Providing Total Cardiac Solution DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2005--Siemens Medical Solutions will demonstrate its unique integration of imaging and information technologies (IT) that helps drive positive clinical and financial outcomes in cardiac care at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Dallas from Nov. 13 through 16, 2005 (booth # 507). Providing some of the most advanced imaging innovations and clinical information management tools, Siemens supplies cardiologists with faster, more efficient solutions enabling them to detect and diagnose cardiovascular disease earlier. "More than 70 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, underscoring the clear need for reliable and economical tools to detect, diagnose and treat cardiac ailments at an early stage," said Kelly Feist, director, Global Solutions, Siemens Medical Solutions. "Siemens blends imaging and IT to give cardiologists unique, customized solutions that optimize clinical, operational and financial performance, enabling more positive outcomes for patients and physicians." Time is critical for cardiac patients, and clinicians require tools to rapidly and accurately move from diagnosis to treatment. Merging medical imaging technology, IT, management consulting, and services provides a total cardiac solution throughout the entire continuum of care. This facilitates the diagnostic and therapeutic process, while allowing hospitals to enhance workflow for optimum quality and efficiency. Supporting this evolution in cardiac care, Siemens maintains very close contact with customers to help them meet their clinical and business challenges with a truly comprehensive solution. New technologies Siemens will showcase at AHA 2005 include: SOMATOM® Sensation 64 computed tomography (CT) scanner, currently the world's fastest and most advanced CT system with a gantry rotation speed of up to 0.33 seconds. Utilizing z-Sharp(TM) Technology, the system is optimized for cardiac, thoracic and vascular imaging, virtually freezing the heart's motion. For the first time, CT allows evaluation of the most common causes of acute chest pain with a single scan.syngo® BEAT, which combines the best of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - morphology, function, tissue characterization and 3D coronary anatomy - in one simple tool, enabling cardiologists to detect and diagnose disease earlier and identify more treatment options.Soarian® Disease Management, a Web-based disease management solution designed to support the supervision of patients with congestive heart failure by proactively monitoring the patient to identify changes in the patient's clinical condition and avoid unnecessary hospital readmissions.Axius Velocity Vector Imaging(TM), a new tool for ultrasound imaging providing more comprehensive cardiac contraction and motion data with the possibility to evaluate cardiac anatomy in patients with congestive heart failure, dyssynchrony, and other myocardial function disorders. Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI - News) with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Employing approximately 31,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.6 billion EUR, orders of 8.6 billion EUR and group profit of 976 million EUR for fiscal 2005. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical-pressroom.
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