Siemens Healthineers announces first U.S. installation of MAGNETOM Lumina

Siemens Healthineers announces first U.S. installation of MAGNETOM Lumina

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | February 25, 2020 MRI
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to install the MAGNETOM Lumina 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner from Siemens Healthineers. MUSC's deployment of the MAGNETOM Lumina reflects the spirit of its strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers, which formed in 2018 to disrupt and reshape healthcare delivery in South Carolina. The agreement focuses on driving performance excellence at MUSC and producing clinical and value-driven innovations in pediatrics, cardiovascular care, radiology, and neurosciences.

The MAGNETOM Lumina has a wide, 70cm bore and cutting-edge technologies that include BioMatrix patient personalization technology with the Select&GO Interface, which eliminates the need for anatomical landmarking to permit faster patient positioning. Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) technology automates the exam to support standardized, highly reproducible scan procedures. To accelerate routine examinations, Turbo Suite offers customized speed applications covering various areas of the body to reduce scan time by as much as 50 percent without compromising image quality.

"Siemens Healthineers is pleased to provide its strategic partner Medical University of South Carolina with the MAGNETOM Lumina, which will help MUSC transform care delivery by providing consistent image quality while improving the patient experience and optimizing workflow," said Jane Kilkenny, Vice President of the Magnetic Resonance business at Siemens Healthineers North America.

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"With the acquisition of the MAGNETOM Lumina MRI scanner at our most recently opened outpatient center, we will be able to offer our patients the best-of-breed technology, enhance department workflow, and increase both patient and referring physician satisfaction," said Philip Costello, MD, Chief, Radiology Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence (ICCE) at Medical University of South Carolina.

About Siemens Healthineers AG
Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of Healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers' worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalizing healthcare. Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company's foundation in in-vitro diagnostic, image-guided therapy, and in-vivo diagnostics. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance the healthcare provider's ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 52,000 employees worldwide, generated revenue of €14.5 billion and adjusted profit of €2.5 billion.

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