Signify Premium Insight: FDA Approval Lets Siemens Make CT Count

Published: October 13, 2021

In a recent announcement, the FDA revealed that 510(k) clearance has been awarded to Siemens Healthineers’ NAEOTOM Alpha, marking the first time a photon-counting CT (PCCT) device has been approved for clinical use by the regulator. Photon-counting technology has long been a target for CT imaging development, with a number of vendors including Philips, GE and Canon all working to build their own solutions, however, thus far, only Siemens has succeeded in developing a system that is ready for market. With FDA clearance now in hand, Siemens can look ahead to the scanner’s official launch later this year.

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