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Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, an independent medical charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital, has recently upgraded its MR system to the UK’s first MAGNETOM® Prismafit. The upgrade, provided by Siemens Healthcare, is part of wider improvements taking place at the centre to increase throughput and reduce patient waiting times. The charity will use the high specification system for the assessment of next generation anti-cancer treatments designed to improve life expectancy and quality. As part of these ongoing enhancements, a MAGNETOM Avantofit upgrade is also currently underway.
Leading medical charity Cobalt has unveiled a new PET-CT scanner that will significantly bolster its cancer and dementia diagnostic capabilities by overcoming the limitations of conventional systems. As a central part of the Charity’s 50th anniversary celebrations, a Biograph mCT Flow EdgeTM system from Siemens Healthcare has been installed at Cobalt’s Imaging Centre in Cheltenham following a dedicated fundraising initiative.
A new 3G wireless communications solution which allows Siemens Outstation Monitoring Units (OMUs) to be connected to the company's Remote Monitoring and Control System (RMS) instation has been launched by the company following successful field trials. The newly released 3G option is quick and easy to install and allows both new and existing installations to use 3G communications without the need for physically wired or fibre links and with much reduced installation and civil engineering costs.
A hospital in North Staffordshire has been able to adapt to different patient situations and offer advanced imaging techniques following its investment in interventional radiology innovation. Royal Stoke University Hospital, part of University Hospital of the North Midlands NHS Trust, has installed both a new Artis Q zeego as well as an Artis zee multi-purpose system from Siemens Healthcare. The new technology is being used by the hospital to assist with a wide range of radiological procedures and improve patient outcomes.
As an innovative technology business our focus is on promoting both SMT as a great place to work through our responsibility as a citizen of the society and through our world class talent inspiring the next generation towards Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Through Greenpower and Science demonstrations as part of our Generation21 initiative we reach out to the next generation. We choose a charity every two years through a voting process which provides a focus for our activity and interest across all employees.
At 07:16 on Monday 15 December, Siemens Rail Automation successfully completed Phase Two of the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) programme, with the Auckley and Beech level crossings being signed into use. This work represented the final delivery stage of the GNGE project for Siemens and the conclusion of the two year programme to re-signal 86 miles of track between Doncaster and Peterborough.
Erlangen, Germany, Jan 16, 2015
Siemens has finalised the sales transaction of its hearing aid business to the investment company EQT and Germany’s Strüngmann family as co-investor. Siemens will remain invested in the new company and participate in future business development. The transaction, which was announced this past November has been completed on January 15, 2015 after obtaining regulatory approvals. The new group name is Sivantos, and worldwide affiliates of the former Siemens Audiology Solutions will be renamed accordingly.
Frimley, UK, Jan 15, 2015
Siemens Magnet Technology (SMT) has successfully achieved the 5-star recognition level in the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Recognised for Excellence programme delivered by the British Quality Foundation (BQF). The 5-star level is the highest achievement in this programme which carries out a peer-assessment and it recognises an organisation that: