With the SOMATOM Definition AS, Siemens has established a scanner that for the first time is capable of adapting to virtually every patient and every clinical question. With its great flexibility, the system has proven to be the right choice when it comes to high-end CT imaging – no matter whether it is set to be used for routine diagnostic imaging, high-end cardiac settings, or to add functional and material information to morphology with Dual Energy or dynamic datasets. Furthermore, the system can be tailored to fit specialized clinical settings like high-end surgery, a two room acute care solution with a Sliding Gantry, a dedicated radio therapy planning scenario with a large bore, or a highly efficient interventional setting with outstanding 3D capabilities. All this comes along with Siemens’ unique FAST CARE technology. Outstanding clinical results and more time with your patients: it’s simply made to maximize clinical outcomes and patient-centric productivity.
In addition, the system is designed to minimize dose. From the very beginning, one of the most important topics for Siemens CT has been patient safety. In Computed Tomography, patient safety translates primarily into dose reduction. Over the years, Siemens has been highly successful in integrating many innovations into the Siemens scanners that significantly reduce radiation dose in comparison to other systems available on the CT market. Examples for this are the Adaptive Dose Shield or SAFIRE* with the capability to reduce dose by up to 60%. Along with the CARE features like CARE kV – the industry’s first automated exam-specific kV setting – the system gives users every means to minimize dose and consequently take best care of their patients’ well-beingFAST CARE technology and Single Source Dual Energy for better results:
- Efficient scan and recon planning
- Guided scan and recon procedures
- Single Source Dual Energy as easy as a spiral sca