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 News Release - November 22, 2006

Siemens Introduces the First Mobile X-Ray System to Feature Integrated CR Reading Technology

MOBILETT XP CR Gives More Facilities Access to Digital Mobile Imaging

CHICAGO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Making digital imaging available to a wider variety of facilities, Siemens will launch the MOBILETT XP CR, the first mobile X-ray unit with an integrated computed radiography (CR) reader, at the 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 (booth #4129) in Chicago.

"The addition of CR to our successful MOBILETT line helps Siemens to better meet customer needs," said Anders Steiner, vice president, Special Systems Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. "The integrated CR reader yields significant workflow and economical advantages."

The MOBILETT XP CR was designed to meet the challenges facing today's healthcare providers and to help facilities optimize workflow by enabling bedside imaging. The integrated monitor provides high quality image display for first image review and image archiving right at the patient's bedside. Developed with high imaging power for busy hospital environments, the system is ideally suited for the most demanding mobile imaging tasks in the intensive care unit (ICU), neonatal and pediatric departments, and surgery ward. Improved clinical workflow functions enable clinicians to perform basic image processing tasks (brightness, contrast, edge enhancement, etc.) directly on the system.

Some of the MOBILETT XP CR's attributes provide benefits that Digital Radiography cannot easily match, such as the use of different imaging formats with different imaging cassettes. The choice of cassette enables clinicians to readily image various anatomical regions, as well as pediatric and incubator situations.

The MOBILETT XP CR will provide further advantages for existing X-ray equipment. The system's integrated CR reader with a reading capacity of 60 cassettes per hour enables it to serve as a centralized single plate CR reader for multiple rooms or ICUs, allowing CR budget sharing. It can also be used as emergency backup for the centralized CR reader.

The XP CR is the newest addition to Siemens' successful MOBILETT XP product family of mobile X-ray systems, which is known for excellent image quality and ease of use features. The technology is lightweight and compact with effortless maneuverability and maximum arm range. It can be positioned for imaging in virtually all conceivable projections with the patient recumbent, sitting, or any position in between. Since the unit's head can be freely rotated, all types of projections are easy to adjust from either side of the bed. Clinicians can also use a remote control to operate the systems from up to 30 feet away.

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI ) is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. 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. Recent acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing approximately 36,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 8.23 billion EUR, orders of 9.33 billion EUR and group profit of 1.06 billion EUR for fiscal 2006 (preliminary figures). Further information can be found by visiting www.usa.siemens.com/medical-pressroom.


Source: Siemens Medical Solutions

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