SOMATOM Force

SOMATOM Force

Get two steps ahead with Dual Source CT

Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence, workflow performance, and expert leadership. Our Dual Source CT scanner SOMATOM Force enables new levels of image quality, clinical outcomes, and ultimately precision medicine. Intelligent automation supports safe, standardized, and highly performant workflows – allowing reproducible precision. And thinking beyond today, you’re connected to the future with an ever-growing expert community and exclusive access to our advanced research environment.

  • Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence
  • Get two steps ahead in workflow performance
  • Get two steps ahead in expert leadership
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Features & Benefits

SOMATOM Force
  1. Dual Source technology
    • Precise and dose-neutral Dual Source Dual Energy
    • Turbo Flash scanning (up to 737 mm/s)
    • 66 ms native temporal resolution
  2. Tin Filters
    • Low-dose early detection

    • Tin-filtered topogram

  3. Precision Matrix
    • 512/768/1,024 matrix sizes

    • Automatic matrix size selection

  4. Vectron™ X-ray tubes
    1,300 mA @ 70, 80, 90 kV
    0.4 × 0.5 (IEC) focal spot
    70–150 kV in steps of 10 kV
  5. Generator power
    • 2 × 120 kW
  6. FAST 3D Camera – part of FAST Integrated Workflow
    • Precise isocentering
    • Correct patient positioning
    • Exact topogram
  7. Touch Panels
    • Enhanced patient care plus real-time ECG control
    • Facilitates patient interaction
  8. Adaptive 4D Spiral

    • Advanced CT perfusion up to 22 cm
    • Extended dynamic angio up to 80 cm
    • Adaptive Dose Shield
  9. StellarInfinity detectors
    • With anti-scatter 3D collimator grid
    • TrueSignal technology with full electronic integration
    • Edge technology enabling the generation of 0.5 mm slices
SOMATOM Force interactive brochure
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Discover the interactive SOMATOM Force brochure. It offers a wealth of information about our CT scanner and interactive content, including image galleries and movies.1 The digital brochure is available as both iPDF and ePUB format.

  • Enjoy the SOMATOM Force interactive brochure on your desktop computer or on the go, using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or dedicated e-reader device.
  • The iPDF requires the free Acrobat Reader. The ePUB file can be opened with an e-book reader, a reader app, a Mac computer, or an iPhone.
  • You can download the interactive brochure for offline reading.
  • Please note: Because the iPDF has 367.7 MB and the ePUB 380 MB, the download can take up to a few minutes (depending on your Internet connection).

 1Internet connection is required to view the linked movies.

 

SOMATOM Force supports high-precision diagnosis, reliable therapy response evaluation, and improved care for every individual.

Improve diagnostic accuracy and get excellent image quality with our unique VectronTM X-ray tube
  • Bring image quality to the next level – with free-breathing and powerful imaging: Scan obese, elderly, unconscious or uncooperative patients without sedation, minimized motion artifacts, and high-resolution imaging.
  • Improve patient care – with gentle and ultra-low-dose scanning: With SOMATOM Force, you can reduce the amount of contrast media required, leading to improved patient well-being.
  • Make sound decisions – with 4D imaging at half the dose and dose-neutral Dual Energy: With 4D imaging and Dual Energy CT, you get high-quality images rich in information for more precise decisions – at low dose.

Get consistent images with our FAST Integrated Workflow and adapt scanning parameters to offer patients personalized scanning.

FAST Integrated Workflow for automated precise patient positioning
  • Position patients precisely – with FAST Integrated Workflow: Our FAST 3D Camera supports fast, accurate positioning and the Touch Panels allow you to stay with your patient.
  • Accommodate the smallest to the tallest – with personalized scanning: Outstanding speed, power reserves, and sensitivity: SOMATOM Force adapts to every need. And smart automation adjusts scan parameters to every individual.
  • Zero-click postprocessing with Rapid Results: Get zero-click postprocessing within the selected scan protocol, and fast and reproducible results – independent of operator skills.

Increase your reputation by spearheading medical innovation – and share advanced clinical knowledge in a circle of peer experts.

Interact with peers in the CT community.
Advance your research with professional tools
  • Advance your research – with professional tools: Develop and share algorithms, test reading prototypes, and explore new trends in our syngo.via Frontier1 research environment.
  • Connect with peers and lead a global community: Gain access to a community of clinical experts that regularly shares knowledge and the latest medical developments peer-to-peer.
  • Expand your capabilities and rethink your way of working: With Dual Source imaging, CT started to transform care delivery. One of the most prominent examples of change is trauma imaging.

Clinical Use

Watch Koen Nieman, MD PhD, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and learn how to do a dynamic myocardial perfusion

Technical Specifications

X-ray tubes

2 x VectronTM X-ray tubes

Detectors

2 x StellarInfinity detectors with anti-scatter 3D collimator grid

Number of acquired slices

384 (2 × 192) slices

Rotation time

up to 0.25 s1

Temporal resolution

up to 66 ms1

Generator power

240 kW (2 x 120 kW)

kV settings

70 – 150 kV, in steps of 10 kV

Spatial resolution

0.24 mm1

Max. scan speed

737 mm/s1 with Turbo Flash

Table load

up to 307 kg/676 lbs1

Gantry opening

78 cm

Further optional highlights: FAST Integrated Workflow, FAST 3D Camera, iMAR, Dual Energy and Adaptive 4D Spiral (up to 80 cm for dynamic angio)