SOMATOM Definition Edge
Exceeding expectations

SOMATOM Definition Edge
SOMATOM Definition Edge
 
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Confronted with increasingly complex clinical requirements and rising numbers of patients, medical institutions are expected to perform at the limits of capacity every day. SOMATOM Definition Edge helps you not only meet, but exceed these expectations by improving your institution’s process efficiency and patient outcome in all clinical capabilities – from contrast media-efficient TAVI planning to precise therapy response management, from low dose therapy control to optimized emergency care workflow.

Features & Benefits

Exceeding expectations in Cardiology

Making highly precise plaque differentiation part of your clinical routine will not only improve patient outcome, but also increase process efficiency, as unmistakingly clear findings will drastically reduce the number of discussions about the state of the plaque. Covering greater volumes faster, improving contrast media efficiency in low kV TAVI planning, and introducing reliable, high-speed triple rule-out scanning will expand your institution’s clinical capabilities – and help you exceed the expectations that come with increasingly complex cardiac cases.
How is this possible? Learn more about the new Stellar detector and the Straton MX X-ray tube.


Exceeding expectations in Emergency Medicine

Emergency scanning is as much about time as it is about image quality. You will be able to optimize process efficiency with solutions that let you not only improve emergency workflow but also substantially reduce door-to-image time, from pediatric to obese patients. SOMATOM Definition Edge enables excellent tissue evaluation, allows for the scanning of pediatric and obese patients without dose discussions, and facilitates a minimized sedation and breath hold with a pitch of 1.7 at 23 cm/sec, so you can reduce door-to-image and optimize your overall emergency workflow. Learn more about the Stellar detector and the Straton MX X-ray tube, our complete FAST CARE technology, Adaptive 4D Spiral Plus, TrueSignal technology, Tin Filter technology, and iMAR3.


Exceeding expectations in Oncology

With around a quarter of therapies adjusted after response assessment, a key challenge in oncology is finding out if the tumor is responsive to therapy. Making therapy response assessment faster, more reliable, and easier to manage, will directly benefit your workforce as well as your patients. Expanding your clinical capabilities with improved, low dose therapy control, and CT-based early tumor identification will benefit your institution both in daily practice and in the long run: the more reliable and dose-efficient the technology gets, the greater its role will become for preventive care, as well.
Find out how ADMIRE2, Tin Filter technology, Adaptive 3D Intervention Suite, TwinBeam Dual Energy and True Dual Energy CT Applications make it happen.

Clinical Use

Technical Specifications

Scanner typeSingle Source
Detectors
Stellar detector
X-ray tubeStraton MX
Max. scan speed
230 mm/s1
In-plane temporal resolution
142 ms1
Rotation time0.28 s1
kV steps70, 80, 100, 120, 140 kV
mA @ 70 kV, 80 kV, 90 kV500 mA @ 70 kV
650 mA @ 80 kV
Spatial resolution0.30 mm
Table load up to307 kg/676 lbs1
Gantry opening78 cm
Generator power80 kW, 100 kW1
Slice acquisition128
Tin Filters
yes1
iMARyes1,3

 

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