HSC Medical Center is appointed by Siemens Healthcare as their Reference Site in the ASEAN, Pacific and South Asia region for being a leading partner for latest innovations in medical, cardiac care and other clinical therapies to patients supported by state-of-the-art solutions from Siemens Healthcare. Equipment and system deployed by HSC Medical Center are as follow: MRI Magnetom Aera, DSCT Somatom Definition Flash, Cath Lab Angio Unit Artis Zee Floor, General Xray Multix Top, Ultrasound S2000, Echo Cardiac Ultrasound SC2000, PACS syngo.plaza, Multimodalities Workstation syngo.via, Mammography unit Mammomat 1000, O.T C-Arm Xray Unit Siremobil Compact L and Mobile Xray Unit Mobilett XP Hybrid.
Siemens Somatom Definition Flash Computed Tomography (CT)
Flash speed. Lowest dose.
The SOMATOM® Definition Flash computed tomography (CT) scanner sets new standards in both image acquisition speed and radiation dose. The SOMATOM Definition Flash is Siemens' latest high-end scanner that is designed specially to make CT exams much healthier for patients.
The enormous speed of the SOMATOM Definition Flash offers decisive advantages, especially regarding examinations of moving structures, such as the thorax and the heart. The fastest scanning speed in CT enable for example, complete scans of the entire chest region in just 0.6 seconds. Thus, patients are no longer required to hold their breath during the exam the way they had in the past.
Besides the reduced radiation exposure that results from the high table speed, SOMATOM Definition Flash offers several other dose-conscious features. Its adaptive Dose Shielding blocks irrelevant radiation that will not be used in image reconstruction. The new system's radiation levels are lower than those of a heart catheter examination, which makes it possible to use computer tomography for routine cardiological examinations.
Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T
The world's first 70 cm Tim+Dot system
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an image-guided process for displaying structures inside the body. The latest Siemens magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, MAGNETOM® Aera (1.5 Tesla) is designed to make MR exams easier for the radiographer and more comfortable for the patient.
The system is equipped with the Tim+Dot system - two newly developed, powerful, and intelligent technologies, Tim® (Total imaging matrix) and Dot (Day optimizing throughput), to enhance both productivity and image quality in the MRI suite. Tim enables increased resolution while Dot is very flexible, making it easy to customize and provide uniquely tailored, optimized scans configurable to patient condition or clinical question.
In combination, these technologies enable practitioners to perform up to 30 percent more exams per day. Furthermore, it comes with a 70-centimeter Open Bore and a short magnet to make exams more patient-friendly, especially for claustrophobic and pediatric patients. It also accommodates for a large variety of body sizes, shapes, and conditions.
The MAGNETOM Aera also comes with Illumination MoodLight™ that can easily be set according to personal preferences. The unique LED light panels provide a more comfortable scanning environment.
Siemens Artis Zee Floor-mounted System
There's so much more to zee.
The Artis Zee floor-mounted system features a 20x20 flat detector and offers easy patient access. Its advanced 3D imaging capabilities enhance the decision-making, and facilitate more effective and faster procedures, even under difficult circumstances such as steep angulations and/or obese patients.
Featuring a full-color 56-inch medical-grade screen, the image resolution is four times that of standard high definition (HD). It allow users to view the finest of details with over 200 layout combinations.
Artis zee is the product family name of Siemens systems used for interventional radiology and cardiology as well as for surgery and electrophysiology.
syngo®.plaza is Siemens' picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for the day-to-day clinical routine. The system offers a number of advantages that revolutionizes the way clinical images are read.
Whether reading routine or clinical cases, syngo.plaza is the first PACS from Siemens where 2D, 3D, and 4D reading comes together in one place. Compared to the conventional method, syngo.plaza enables doctors to evaluation of images from multiple imaging sources at one workstation.
syngo.plaza speeds up reading. Its time-saving SmartSelect tool knows when to call up 2D, 3D, or 4D applications, remembering the user's preferences, and sort images according to their needs.
Additionally the "Patient Jacket" function makes it easy to see a patient's history at a glance. The function presents the user with a clearly laid out overview of the patient's earlier examinations and reports.
syngo.plaza provides two reading modes - a preconfigured interface or and a screen layout that can be adjusted to their individual needs.
Siemens S2000 Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to form the images. The probe can be moved along the surface of the body and angled to obtain various views. Ultrasound has been used in a variety of clinical settings, including obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and cancer detection. The main advantage of ultrasound is able to see the certain structures without using radiation.
Some key functions
Multiple Left Kidney Cyst
Small Right Kidney Stone
Gall Bladder Polyp
Gall Bladder Stone
Siemens SC2000 Echo Cardiography
Cardiac Echo Doppler is a method of obtaining an image of the structure and movement of the heart with zero radiation. It is an excellent tool for the detection of structural, functional, abnormalities of the heart wall, heart chambers, heart valves and large coronary arteries, etc.Who is a candidate for the test ?
Anyone with heart disease is a candidate for an echocardiogram, to provide an overall picture of the heart structure and function.Echocardiography can help diagnose the following conditions
What is involved in preparation for the test ?
Generally, no preparation is required for an echocardiogram.
Siemens Mammomat 1000 Mammography
It is one of the best imaging tools to detect breast lesion and to screen for breast cancer. It allows the detection of a small tumor which cannot be found during a physical examination.What is Mammography ?
Mammogram shows bilateral
accessory breast (Arrow)
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose radiation to exam the breasts. The images of the breasts can be viewed on film at a view box or as soft copy on a digital mammography work station. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
For those women who have breast cancer before or high risk due to family history, National Cancer Institute (NCI) advices to perform mammography even before age of 40 after seeking medical advice.
Preparations for the procedure
Siemens General X-Ray
An X-ray is an image (picture) of your bones and internal organs. X-rays are most often used to detect bone or joint problems, or to check the heart and lungs (chest X-ray). X-rays work by sending small amounts of radiation through the body. If an X-ray has been ordered, your doctor has decided that its value outweighs any risk.
Before Your X-ray
Getting ready for an X-ray takes little effort. You may be asked to remove your watch, jewelry, or clothing with metal closures from the part of your body that is being X-ray'd. These items could block part of the picture. In some cases, you may be asked to put on a gown. The entire procedure usually takes a few minutes. Extra time is needed to check in.
Let the Technologist Know
For the success of the procedure and for your safety, tell the Technologist:
You may be asked about your overall health or any medicines you take.
During Your X-ray
Normal chest radiograph
You will be asked to sit, stand, or lie on the table. This depends on the part of your body being imaged. A lead apron may be draped over part of your body to shield you from the X-rays. The technologist will leave the room while the X-ray is taken. He or she will talk to you from behind the wall.
With an X-ray of your chest or abdomen, you will have to take a deep breath and hold it for a few seconds.
Each X-ray may require two or more views.
You may be required to change your position before each view.