St. Luke’s Medical Center features the first and only 1152-slice SOMATOM Force CT Scans from Siemens Healthineers

Posted on Jun 07, 2019 | From the President's Desk

SOMATOM Force CT Scans from Siemens Healthineers


Taguig City, Philippines — St. Luke’s Medical Center unveiled its 1,152-slice* Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The SOMATOM Force Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT offers precise and sharp images of the body and is designed to provide its patients better and greater options which were deemed challenging and impossible in the past.  


“We only want what’s best for our patients. As an innovator and a frontrunner in bringing medical trends to the country, we are enthusiastic to extend the technological benefits of SOMATOM Force in St. Luke’s Global City,” said Dr. Arturo S. De La Peña, President and CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center during the unveiling ceremony. “We now have not one but two 1,152-slice CT Scan systems, which still remains to be available only in our hospital to date.”


The new SOMATOM Force is packed with optimum imaging technologies including the breakthrough Dual-Source Dual-Energy solutions which allow the system to capture larger and clearer field of views of the body such as bones, blood vessel, soft tissues, and the like. Combined with the quantified 1,152-slice vast system built, it can help physicians achieve impressive results even if faced with extremely challenging situations. It is built with pioneering technologies benefiting both patients and physicians.


 “We are moving to an era where AI-powered medical systems are becoming more and more relevant. SOMATOM Force offers unique technologies which can address the clinical challenges being faced with a conventional CT. Imagine scanning without worrying about holding your breath and lying still – these are now challenges of past and St. Luke’s was instrumental in making this game changing CT Scan accessible to patients,” explained Mike Tan, President of Siemens Healthineers Philippines. 

About Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services.


In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.4 billion and adjusted profit of €2.3 billion and has about 50,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at



About St. Luke’s Medical Center

St. Luke's Medical Center is recognized to be the leading and most respected healthcare institution in the Philippines, with its two facilities in Quezon City and Global City at par with the most advanced hospitals around the world. A testament to St. Luke’s world-class quality medical service is its accreditation with, and affiliation to, prestigious international organizations.


The passion to continuously improve, rede?ne, and evolve excellence in medical and patient services has been the cornerstone of St. Luke’s mission to deliver state-of-the-art healthcare. This is also guided by key drivers: good clinical outcomes, patient safety, education, training and research, a superior patient experience, and ?nancial viability.


St. Luke’s Medical Center will relentlessly pursue its vision and mission for many years to come, and will continue to be the country’s premier medical institution and hospital of choice for local residents and medical travelers.


To visit St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Institutes, Departments, and Centers, you may contact the hospitals at trunkline 723-0101 (Quezon City) or 789-7700 (Global City), or visit the official St. Luke’s website at