The future of PET/CT
The next generation of PET/CT
A commitment of innovation that has helped define the standard of patient care
On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, discovered a new kind of radiation, which he called “X-rays.” The rays penetrated materials and the human body to varying degrees and could be captured on a photographic plate. With that the first medical imaging method was born. On December 22, 1895, Röntgen succeeded in taking the very first X-ray image of a human, showing the hand of his wife, Bertha.
Max Gebbert, owner of the Erlangen-based firm of Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall (RGS), recognized the great potential of X-rays. RGS launched its first X-ray equipment on the market soon after and offered to supply Röntgen with their tubes. The company was later acquired by Berlin-based Siemens & Halske on January 1, 1925. With this acquisition a new company, Siemens-Reiniger-Werke, was formed in 1932/33.
The company soon came to be viewed as the world’s largest specialized electromedical company. SRW became part of Siemens AG in 1966 and did business as the company’s Medical Technology Division starting in 1969. In 2005, Siemens AG acquired CTI Molecular Imaging. With this acquisition, Siemens Medical Solutions strengthened its commitment to molecular imaging development.
From its beginnings as Nuclear Chicago and its development of the first camera to image organ functionality and now as Siemens Healthineers, our industry “firsts” have helped improve outcomes and reduce costs. Today, we continue to leverage our network to offer customers innovative molecular imaging solutions around the world.