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Title Ansan Hospital First Among University Hospitals in Korea to Introduce Latest CT Simulator, "SOMATOM go.Sim"

Hospital ANSAN

Date 2022-02-09

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Ansan Hospital First Among University Hospitals 

in Korea to Introduce Latest CT Simulator, 

"SOMATOM go.Sim"





Korea University Ansan Hospital First Among University Hospitals in Korea to Introduce Latest CT Simulator, "SOMATOM go.Sim"


Korea University Ansan Hospital (President, Woon-Young Kim) announced that it has installed and is operating the latest CT simulator, SOMATOM go.Sim, produced by Siemens Healthineers in Germany.


A CT simulator is a computerized tomography device used to plan treatment before a patient receives radiation therapy. Since various side effects can result from the treatment process, leading to poor quality of life for the patient, it is necessary to minimize these side effects by establishing a thorough treatment plan before beginning radiation therapy. In other words, it is necessary to make a well-thought-out treatment plan so that radiation is transmitted only to the lesion while minimizing the amount of radiation transmitted to surrounding healthy tissue.


A high-performance photographing device is essential to establish an optimized radiation treatment plan for each patient, and the SOMATOM go.Sim device adopted by Korea University Ansan Hospital provides an optimal image for creating radiation treatment plans by automatically analyzing various factors, such as patient condition, test purpose, and test site, using artificial intelligence software. In addition, the amount of radiation affecting the body during photographing was reduced by up to 60% (FDA verified), enabling safer testing.


Professor Won-Sup Yoon from the Department of Radiation Oncology said, "Radiation therapy has developed so much that it is now considered one of the gold standard treatments for cancer. It is important to maximize the effect of the treatment by accurately irradiating the planned dose directly to the lesion. The newly introduced equipment is expected to help us offer personalized treatment plans for each patient and enhance the quality of life of cancer patients."