With the addition of Siemens medical imaging equipment and software, Rush will become one of a select group of medical centers in the country incorporating the concept of an interventional platform within its facility.

As part of the strategic alliance, Siemens will also provide high-end computed tomography (CT) scanners with high resolution, faster imaging speeds and software to reduce radiation dose.

The CT and MRI units can accommodate patients in excess of 500 pounds, while the MRI scanners are equipped with open bores, which can be beneficial when imaging claustrophobic patients.

Rush University Medical Center president Peter Butler said that they are looking forward to their collaboration with Siemens in continuing efforts to deliver the possible care for their patients.

Siemens Healthcare USA interim CEO Randy Hill said that the company is pleased to be selected by Rush University Medical Center to provide the medical infrastructure for its new hospital building.