Siemens Healthineers has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro computed tomography scanner with features dedicated to radiation therapy planning. Together with the new, advanced version of the company’s optional syngo.via RT Image Suite software, the SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro helps customers achieve personalized scans while simultaneously enabling them to reach unprecedented heights of standardization and efficiency. The SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro is designed to increase efficiency and to reduce costs.
The new SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro is designed to deliver new RT images that challenge current practices in RT treatment planning, which favor standardization over personalization. For example, the standard RT treatment plan of every patient – regardless of age, gender, disease state, or imaging system – is built on 120 kV CT images, which aren’t optimized for precise contouring but enable a highly controlled workflow.
Taking into account the trend toward more advanced treatment techniques where precision is critical to high-quality care, the SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro enables personalized scans by delivering images that are optimized for both contouring and dose calculation. No longer limited to the traditional 120 kV tube voltage, radiation oncology professionals can now, through the SOMATON Confidence RT Pro and its new DirectDensity technology, provide personalized imaging for each RT patient.
Additionally, the new syngo.via RT Image Suite software from Siemens Healthineers complements the SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro by helping radiation oncology professionals increase efficiency with integrated image assessment, contouring, and patient marking features in one solution. Its flexible client-server based architecture enables easy adaptation to the needs of RT staff regardless of location – be it the CT console, the physician’s office, or the dosimetry lab. And developed with an eye toward scalability, syngo.via RT Image Suite grows with the needs of the RT department, from straightforward simulation tools to complex, interdepartmental, multi-modality workflow and task support.