12th SOMATOM World Summit 2015

A special year, a special summit: 40 years after Siemens’ first computer tomograph, the Siretom, went into serial production in 1975, more than 300 dual source users from all over the world convened in Munich, Germany, for the 12th SOMATOM World Summit in the summer of 2015. It was an ideal opportunity to look back to a time in CT when a whole-body examination was a vision of the future, cardiac imaging was unimaginable, and when dose values below one millisievert were little more than a fantasy. And it provided time to discuss current issues as well as future trends and possibilities in computed tomography.


4 decades of CT

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Opening
Walter Märzendorfer, Siemens Healthcare / Prof. Maximilian Reiser, MD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Departement of Clinical Radiology, Munich, Germany

40 years of CT
Prof. Willi Kalender, MD, Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Why we went the Dual Source way
Thomas Flohr, PhD, Siemens Healthcare

40 years of CT – the clinical perspective
Prof. Maximilian Reiser, MD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Departement of Clinical Radiology, Munich, Germany



Low kV and Right Dose imaging

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The clinical, operational and financial impacts of low kV scanning

Harold Litt, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

The use of low kV in thoracic imaging

Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD, Calmette Hospital University Centre Lille, Lille, France

The effect of CARE kV on radiation dose - results of a multicenter evaluation

Felix Meinel, MD, University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Munich, Germany



Dual Energy

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Genitourinary application of Dual Energy-CT

Prof. Wang Xiao Ying, MD, Peking University First Hospital, China

The Clinical Role of Monoenergetic Imaging in Abdominal CT

Carlo N. De Cecco, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA

Clinical results with TwinBeam CT in abdominal imaging

Sebastian Schindera, MD, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Dual Energy – the untapped potential

Anders Persson, MD, PhD, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Concepts of Dual Energy imaging

Bernhard Schmidt, PhD, Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim, Germany



Therapy

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Improved CT-skeletal diagnosis in oncological patients using innovative post-processing tools

Prof. Marius Horger, MD, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany

Imaged-guided Neurosurgery

David Roberts, MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, USA



Next 4 decades of CT

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Personalized CT – transforming imaging into decision making

Stefan O. Schoenberg, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Quo Vadis CT?

Thomas Flohr, PhD, Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim, Germany



Cardiology

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The challenging cardiac CT patient

Joseph Schoepf, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA

Stents and plaques in coronary CTA – where do we stand?

Koen Niemann, MD, PhD, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Enhancing morphology by function: Dynamic MPI, the Mie Experience

Kakuya Kitagawa, MD, PhD, Mie University Hospital, Mie Prefecture, Japan



Vascular imaging

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The role of CT in TAVI planning

Marco Das, MD, PhD, MBA Maastricht University Medical Center

4D vascular imaging

Thomas Henzler, MD, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany

The role of dual energy and iMAR in vascular imaging

Professor Fabian Bamberg, MD, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany



Acute Care

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Bone reading in the emergency room

Helmut Ringl, MD, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

The role of CT in patients with acute chest pain

Hatem Alkadhi, MD University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Schweiz

Imaging trauma patients in the ER

Savvas Nicolaou, MD, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Sliding Gantry - ER and routine examination rooms

Professor Ralf Bauer, MD, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany



Pediatrics

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The role of Dual Energy in pediatrics

Marilyn Siegel, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, USA

Pediatric imaging with the SOMATOM Force

Debbie Watson, Children´s Health Queensland Hospital, Queensland, Australia



Oncology

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Lung cancer screening – the European perspective

Prof Matthijs Oudkerk, MD, CSO Center for Medical Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Routine use of Dual Energy in abdominal oncology

Alec J. Megibow, MD, NYU-Langone Medical Center New York, New York, USA

Current status of low dose CT lung cancer screening in the US

David P. Nadich, MD, NYU School of Medicine, Langone Medical Center, New York, USA



Neurology

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Stroke management optimizing door to needle time

Peter Schramm, MD, PhD University Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Role of 4D CTA

Christoph Ozdoba, MD, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland