Somatom, the First Whole-Body CT Scanner

Jul 23, 2015

Somatom, the First Whole-Body CT Scanner<br />
Somatom, the First Whole-Body CT Scanner

Jul 23, 2015

Computed tomography quickly became the preferred method of examining the brain. This led many clinicians to call for the development of CT images of the whole body free of superimpositions. In 1977, Siemens unveiled Somatom, its whole-body scanner, which produced images of the kidneys, the abdominal aorta, and details of the muscular system, for example, with unprecedented contrast.

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