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Berlin / Vienna, February 28, 2019 – Bayer today revealed its new MEDRAD™ Centargo CT injection system at this year’s European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019, taking place from February 27 – March 3 in Vienna. The latest addition to Bayer’s range of imaging products, which is expected to receive CE certification this summer, has been developed with the aim of meeting one of the most pressing needs of radiology departments today: doing more with less.
“With a continuously increasing number of patients and sometimes quite complex CT procedures, what we need are product innovations that simplify our workflow and allow us to focus on the quality of the image and most importantly the patient,” said Dr. Casper Mihl, Head of the CT Department and Abdominal and Cardiovascular Radiologist at Maastricht University Medical Center.
Key features of MEDRAD Centargo include a daily set-up process that can be completed in under 2 minutes and a snap-in patient line that is ready for the next patient in less than 20 seconds. Furthermore, the piston-based technology of Centargo has been designed to provide quality fluid delivery, even during the most demanding protocols. The integrated barcode reader reduces manual data entry and provides easy traceability and access to contrast and injection details. Further details on Centargo’s features can be found in the MEDRAD Centargo factsheet available here.
“We have been working in partnership with radiologists to create a new CT injector that meets the demands faced by modern radiology departments,” said Prof. Dr. Olaf Weber, Head of Radiology Research and Development at Bayer. “Centargo offers innovative technology and design that increase efficiency and improve workflow through less manual work and touch time, allowing Radiology teams to spend more time where it matters most – with their patients.”
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