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Updated: August 18th, 2009 03:14 PM CDT

Siemens Emotion CT Receives Top Rating in KLAS Report

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According to a recent report from market research firm KLAS*, Siemens Healthcare's SOMATOM Emotion CT scanner is ranked highest among 16-slice CT systems. Powerful and cost-effective, the SOMATOM Emotion 16 enables facilities to not only perform routine examinations, such as brain, chest, and abdomen examinations, but also undertake high-end, detailed examinations, such as high-resolution CT angiography, which greatly improve patient care, as well as diagnostic workflow.

Among major vendors in the 16-slice CT market, KLAS ranked the SOMATOM Emotion 16 scanner highest, earning a performance score of 90.7 out of 100. In individual categories, the system received top marks in "Product Works as Promoted," "Product Quality Rating," "Product Uptime," "Ease Of Use," "Quality of Implementation," "Implementation on Time," "Quality of Training," and "Part of Long-Term Plan." The system also received the top rating in several categories, including, "Would They Buy It Again (100 percent)," "Recommend to a Friend/Peer," and Keeps All Promises (100 percent).

"We are very pleased that the KLAS rankings not only reveal Siemens product innovation, but also our unique approach to customer care," said Kulin Hemani, vice president, Computed Tomography, Siemens Healthcare. "Siemens is dedicated to helping its customers get the most out of their investment throughout the entire product life cycle and beyond. We understand that the investments in healthcare technology that a hospital makes today will have profound effects on its patients and business for years to come."

*Source: "Slicing the CT Market: Next Generation, 64, and 16". www.KLASresearch.com. May 2009. KLAS Confidential Information. (C) 2009 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens is the only company to offer customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source -- from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 49,000 employees worldwide and operates in over 130 countries. In fiscal year 2008 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.2 billion euros and profit of 1.2 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.


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