RSNA 2020 News portable CT scanner takes imaging directly to patients

November 29, 2020

This year's winner of the Minnies award for Best New Radiology Device is the Somatom portable CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. represents a departure from traditional CT instrumentation -- it mounts a dedicated head CT scanner on a mobile gantry that can be wheeled to the patient's bedside.

Siemens developed the system to enable clinicians to make CT technology more available in areas like the intensive care unit, where patients might need closer monitoring. Siemens executives Doug Ryan, vice president of the CT business line for Siemens Healthineers North America, and Philipp Fischer, head of CT at Siemens Healthineers, spoke with Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey about the product.

Now in their 21st year, the Minnies awards are's annual event recognizing excellence in radiology, with over 200 candidates competing in 15 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Radiology Image of the Year.

Minnies candidates are nominated by members, with winners selected by an expert panel of radiology luminaries in two rounds of voting. Winners are recognized each year at the annual RSNA meeting. A full list of winners in the 2020 edition of the Minnies is available on

RapidAI touts rapid growth in AI use
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer RapidAI is reporting growth of 298% in the adoption and use of its software in international markets.
RapidAI teams with Penumbra to develop tools for PE
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer RapidAI has inked a partnership agreement with therapy products firm Penumbra to create new tools aimed...
Minnies winners for 2020 shaped by COVID-19 pandemic
As with everything else in 2020, this year's winners of the Minnies awards have been inextricably shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. From the Most Significant...
Meet the Minnies 2020 finalists
Are you curious about who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Minnies,'s event recognizing excellence in...
Meet the Minnies 2020 semifinal candidates
The list of candidates for the 2020 edition of the Minnies,'s campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging,...

Copyright © 2020

Last Updated np 12/7/2020 4:00:50 PM