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Clinical practice has shown, that DotGO helps increase efficiency with accurate exam-time scheduling and less user-interaction.

Reduce variation in exam-times to less than 1 minute1, helping to improve scheduling and avoid unplanned overtime

Reduce user-interaction by up to 42%2 and manage increasing patient volumes more efficiently, without compromising quality.

See clearly what the scanner is doing at any point in time with the Examination Queue and make on-the-fly decisions intuitively.

Optimize bolus timing-accuracy with AutoBolus Detection and minimize patient recalls.3


Provide highest quality MRI examinations for patients and referring physicians

"The first thing that I noticed about DotGO, it's a great looking interface, and I'm really excited to be able to work with this new interface [...] our reputation is to provide the highest quality MRI examinations for our patients and referring physicians. DotGO will help us to do that."

"With DotGO it’s going to be so much easier, and quicker to build protocols on the fly, and not interfere with taking away table time from the patient."
Anthony Pavone

Chief MRI Technologist
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, New York, USA

Control operational costs by optimal use of your resources

"The Cardiac Dot Engine introduces patient benefit by providing systematically reproducible and efficient studies that consistently reduce examination time, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced costs and improved patient satisfaction without ever sacrificing high-quality diagnostic images." 4

Jesús Ciro Pueyo, MD, PhD
Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Make your MRI expertise accessible for every technician

"We continue to innovate in MR technology but consistency and completeness of exams in MR imaging remains the biggest clinical challenge. Dot is the latest improvement that not only provides consistency between patients and ensures appropriate coverage but also guarantees expected outcomes from every technologist."

Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD
New York, NY, USA

Attract more referrers by providing consistent and reproducible results for more exams

“As a radiologist as well as referring physician, having your level correctly labelled is timesaving, convenient... just practical. Spine labelling optimizes reading efficiency and helps to avoid false positive diagnosis leading to incorrect treatment.”

Dr. Johan Dehem
Chief Radiologist
VZW Jan Yperman, Belgium

Reduce the number of rescans, due to standardized procedures

“Inexperienced staff can be led through examinations using the guidance features of the new Dot engines, reducing unnecessary or repetitive images. As a result, training time can be significantly reduced and consistent imaging quality achieved.” 5

Professor Thomas J. Vogl, MD
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,
University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Increase patient satisfaction by focusing on patient experience

"We welcome the installation of the auto voice feature, which is also very useful. Previously, we had to stop the process during examinations to speak to the patients. With this feature, we do not have to stop the process every time, and throughput has improved."

Mr. Koyano, Technologist
Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital, Saitama, Japan

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The statements by Siemens' customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

1Zhongshang Hospital Fudan University, Fudan, CN, Abdomen Dot Engine Workflow Study.

2Knee Dot Engine Workflow Study: Prof. Bremer, St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany, 2014.

3Martin, Diego R., “Optimization of Single Injection Liver Arterial Phase Gadolinium Enhanced MRI Using Bolus Track Real-Time Imaging.”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 33:110-118 (2011).

4“Cardiac Dot Engine: Significant Time Reduction at Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, MAGNETOM Flash.

5“fit-Upgrade: A Success Story”; MAGNETOM Flash ISMRM edition, 2015.