Siemens Healthineers, University Hospitals enter strategic alliance

University Hospitals and Siemens Healthineers have entered a 10-year strategic alliance that builds on their 40-year history of clinical and research collaboration.

This next phase will support the hospital system's focus on improving oncology, cardiovascular, and neurovascular care for patients in Ohio. The two organizations will look to also advance Alzheimerโ€™s disease treatment and use theranostics to treat patients with advanced forms of certain cancers, as well as develop new MR technologies.

The strategic alliance accompanies the research collaboration between Siemens Healthineers and the department of radiology at University Hospitals as well as a key academic affiliate, Case Western Reserve University.

The research and technological aspects of this alliance included the following: 

  • Research that will partially involve Siemens Healthineers' 0.55-tesla mid-field scanner that requires less than one liter of helium.
  • University Hospitals will purchase PET/CT scanners and MR scanners for neurology-related care.
  • On its main campus, University Hospitals will install an angiography system with particular benefits in interventional neuro procedures and stroke treatment.
  • University Hospitals will deploy CT scanners at the system's flagship Cleveland Medical Center and PET/CT scanners for cancer care at the Seidman Cancer Center. Separately, Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, will provide linear accelerators.

The alliance will help University Hospitals expand patient access to cancer care from discovery to recovery, improve cardiovascular services of the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute with a clinically available photon-counting CT scanner and a new dual-source CT scanner, and see the use of angiography systems for image-guided cardiology interventions.

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