SOMATOM Force
Get two steps ahead with Dual Source CT

SOMATOM Force
SOMATOM Force
 
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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.

Features & Benefits

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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.

 

Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence

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

  • 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 two steps ahead in workflow performance

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

  • 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.
     

 


Get two steps ahead in expert leadership

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

  • 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

Neurological Imaging
Cardiovascular Imaging
Pediatric Imaging
Functional Imaging
Acute Care Imaging
Neurological Imaging
4D
Collimation: 48 x 1.2 mm
Scan time: 47.32 s
Scan length: 102 mm
Rotation time: 0.5 s
Tube setting: 70 kV, 250 mAs
CTDIvol: 196.19 mGy
DLP: 2,910.9 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 6.11 mSv

  • Perfusion defect is shown in the right parietal lobe
  • Acquired at 70 kV

Courtesy of Radiology LMU Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
Cardiovascular Imaging
Collimation: 2 × 192 × 0.6 mm
Pitch: 3.2
Scan time: 1.07 s
Scan length: 740 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 80/80 kV, 140 mAs
CTDIvol: 2.09 mGy
DLP: 154.6 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 2.32 mSv
CM: 20 mL

  • Low-kV imaging with Vectron® X-ray tube
  • Small focal spots and high power reserves
  • Reduction in contrast media

Courtesy of University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Cardiovascular Imaging
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Pitch: 3.2
Scan time: 0.13 s
Scan length: 95 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 70/70 kV, 233 mAs
CTDIvol: 0.66 mGy
DLP: 9.8 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.14 mSv
HR: 85-90 bpm
CM: 20 mL

  • Vectron® X-ray tube combined with Turbo Flash mode allows low-dose imaging
  • In this case, only 0.14 mSv and 20 mL of contrast media is needed; even with elevated heart rates

Courtesy of Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, PR China
Cardiovascular Imaging
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Pitch: 3.2
Scan time: 0.17 s
Scan length: 125 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 70/70 kV, 630 mAs
CTDIvol: 1.77 mGy
DLP: 29.3 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.4 mSv
HR: 75-130 bpm
CM: 40 mL

  • High temporal resolution (66 ms) combined with Turbo Flash mode delivers outstanding images
  • Outstanding quality even with high and unstable heart rates such as here

Courtesy of Baotou City No. 8 Hospital, Baotou, PR China
Cardiovascular Imaging
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Scan time: 0.15 s
Scan length: 111 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 100 kV, 600 mAs
CTDIvol: 5.93 mGy
DLP: 91.5 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.28 mSv
HR: 56 bpm
BMI: 47

  • 100 kV scan in severely obese patient (BMI 47) within 0.15 s and with excellent image quality

Courtesy of MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, USA
Cardiovascular Imaging
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Pitch: 3.2
Scan time: 0.61 s
Scan length: 488.5 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 100/100 kV, 418 mAs
CTDIvol: 4.14 mGy
DLP: 202.4 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.73 mSv
CM: 40 mL
HR: 38-214 bpm

  • Outstanding image quality even with unstable and high heart rates
  • Turbo Flash mode covers 50 cm within 0.6 s showing coronary arteries with finest details
  • Acquisition performed with only 40 mL of contrast media agent

Courtesy of Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, PR China
Pediatric Imaging
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Pitch: 2.0
Scan time: 0.28 s
Scan length: 128 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 70/70 kV, 80 mAs
CTDIvol: 0.72 mGy
DLP: 13.2 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.39 mSv
CM: 7 mL

  • 70 kV Turbo Flash mode for pediatrics enables low-dose imaging with low-contrast media usage as in this case with only 7 mL
  • An ultra-fast acquisition time of 0.28 s can help reduce the need for potentially harmful sedation

Courtesy of University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Pediatric Imaging
Collimation: 76 x 0.6 mm
Scan time: 0.61 s
Scan length: 79 mm
Rotation time: 0.28 s
Tube setting: 70/70 kV, 115 mAs
CTDIvol: 1.16 mGy
DLP: 9.1 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.33 mSv
HR: 130 bpm

  • Combination of Turbo Flash mode and unprecedented temporal resolution allows motion of the heart to be frozen even at heart rates of 130 bpm
  • Remarkable low dose levels make it suitable for pediatric coronary evaluation

Courtesy of Astrid Lindgrens Childrens Hospital, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
Functional Imaging

Dual Energy Lung Imaging

Collimation: 128 × 0.6 mm
Scan time: 4.12 s
Scan length: 355 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 80/Sn 150 kV, 115/70 mAs
CTDIvol: 7.78 mGy
DLP: 298.7 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 4.18 mSv

  • Fast Dual Source Dual Energy technology helped visualize the degree of perfusion defects after resection of the left lung to treat suspicious lesion

Courtesy of University Hospital Calmette, Lille, France
Functional Imaging

Dual Energy and CT Perfusion Liver Imaging

4D
Collimation: 192 x 1.2 mm
Scan time: 28.5 s
Scan length: 294 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 70 kV, 189 mAs
CTDIvol: 48.17 mGy
DLP: 1,015.73 mGy*cm

DE Abdomen-A
Collimation: 2 x 192 x 0.6 mm
Scan time: 6.71 s
Scan length: 308 mm
Rotation time: 0.5 s
Tube setting: 80/150 kV, 76/50 mAs
CTDIvol: 3.12 mGy
DLP: 86.77 mGy*cm


Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Functional Imaging

Dual Energy and CT Perfusion Liver Imaging

Collimation: 32 x 0.7 mm
Scan time: 10 s
Scan length: 143 mm
Rotation time: 1.0 s
Pitch factor: 0.55
Scan parameters: Sn110 kV/94 mAs
CTDIvol: 2.58 mGy
DLP: 30 mGy*cm

  • Thick slice MIP helps to evaluate even small vessels and perfused suspicious lesion areas
  • Precise Dual Energy helps to evaluate tumor
  • Low-dose perfusion images provide time MIP and show inhomogeneous tumor of the liver

Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Functional Imaging

Dynamic Imaging

4D
Collimation: 192 × 0.6 mm
Scan time: 47.1 s
Scan length: 433.2 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 70 kV, 80 mAs
CTDIvol: 23.57 mGy
DLP: 1,404 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.12 mSv

  • Large coverage dynamic angiography
  • Complex vascular pathologies require dynamic information for imaging to cover the full extent of an occluded shunt

Courtesy of University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Functional Imaging

Myocardio Perfusion Imaging

Collimation: 192 × 0.6 mm
Scan time: 33.41 s
Scan length: 104.3 mm
Rotation time: 0.61 s
Tube setting: 70 kV, 275 mAs
CTDIvol: 43.08 mGy
DLP: 455 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 6.37 mSv
Heart rate: 85-92 bpm

  • Assessment of myocardial perfusion requires the most efficient possible use of radiation dose and high temporal resolution to cover a broad range of heart rates

Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Functional Imaging

Dual Energy Cardiac Imaging

Collimation: 2 x 128 x 0.6 mm
Scan time: 10.9 s
Scan length: 208.4 mm
Rotation time: 0.25 s
Tube setting: 90/Sn150 kV, 128/108 mAs
CTDIvol: 10.99 mGy
DLP: 230.9 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 3.23 mSv
HR: 53-58 bpm

  • Advanced diagnostic information with Dual Energy (DE)
  • With a single scan, both CTA and myocardium PBV information are acquired without any dose penalty for DE acquisition

Courtesy of MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, USA
Acute Care Imaging
Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mm
Pitch: 0.6
Scan time: 12.08 s
Scan length: 555 mm
Rotation time: 0.5 s
Tube setting: 100/Sn 150 kV, 89/47 mAs
CTDIvol: 5.28 mGy
DLP: 276.5 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 4.15 mSv

  • High power reserves
  • Fast DE acquisition in clinical routine
  • Advanced DE applications such as syngo.CT DE Bone Marrow
  • High-resolution imaging

Courtesy of University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

Dynamic myocardial perfusion

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

Technical Specifications

X-ray tubes2 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 settings70 – 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

 

1Option

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

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