SOMATOM X.ceed with myExam Companion

with myExam Companion 

Intelligent imaging. Exceeding excellence. 


As the number and complexity of radiological procedures increases, demands on staff are reaching unsustainable levels. This continues to impact consistent image quality. Although our advanced CT scanners have the potential to expand precision medicine, too often this potential remains untapped – especially in challenging clinical situations such as emergency imaging and advanced CT interventions.

Emergency imaging with SOMATOM X.ceed

Emergency imaging

Emergency imaging

In 2019, 39% of all CT procedures were performed on an emergency basis.*

* IMV (2019): CT Market Outlook Report.

Cardiac CT with SOMATOM X.ceed

Cardiac CT

Cardiac CT

From 2011 to 2019, CTAs increased by 13%, while other cardiac procedures more than doubled, from 1.4 to 3.0 m.*

* IMV (2019): CT Market Outlook Report.

CT interventions with SOMATOM X.ceed



Almost half of sites in the USA performed at least three CT-guided interventions per day.*

* IMV (2019): CT Benchmark Report 2019.

SOMATOM X.ceed is a high-resolution, high-speed, low-dose CT scanner with the category-best imaging chain. With the unique guidance of myExam Companion and myNeedle Companion it enables excellent clinical decisions in the most challenging clinical situations – and elite performance of CT and personnel. Find out how you can expand precision medicine and improve patient experience with SOMATOM X.ceed.

SOMATOM X.ceed exceeds excellence in computed tomography with:

 Discover what our product managers and designers have to say

Whether key scanner characteristics, intelligent navigation, needle path planning and guidance, or scanner design – get firsthand background information from the product managers and designers behind SOMATOM X.ceed.

Elite performance from door to diagnosis

Learn about the key characteristics of SOMATOM X.ceed that enable excellent clinical decisions and elite performance.

Intelligent navigation for enhanced consistency

Find out how myExam Companion facilitates scans and workflows by providing automated guidance.

Targeted needle path planning and guidance

Check out how myNeedle Companion supports users in CT-guided interventions.

Features & Benefits

FAST 3D Camera

myExam Companion

myNeedle Companion

Vectron® X-ray tube

GO technologies

Large 82 cm bore

Multi-purpose patient table

Low kV imaging and Tin Filter

StellarInfinity detector

Mobile Workflow

VPI and Patient Observation Camera

    • Right dose modulation
    • Correct body region
    • Right scan direction
    • Guides technologists through any examination
    • Personalized procedures for patients
    • More consistency for radiologists
    • Multiple-needle path planning
    • Laser-guided needle insertion
    • Available on selected CT scanners and angiography systems1
    • Low-dose techniques for large patients with 1,300 mA @ 70, 80, 90 kV
    • Ultra-high resolution with a very small focal spot down to 0.4 x 0.5 (IEC)
    • Individualize dose settings with 70 – 150 kV in steps of 10 kV
    • Standardize and simplify patient setup, image distribution, archiving, and reading
    • Helps patients and users relax
    • Ideal for obese patients
    • Ideal for trauma, orthopedic, and interventional procedures
    • Can be lowered to 43.2 cm for easy access
    • Holds up to 307 kg
    • Lower dose and contrast media
    • Low-kV imaging: improved low-contrast resolution
    • Tin Filter: exceptionally low dose levels
    • Reduced electronic noise for improved low contrast resolution in low dose scans
    • High speed and high resolution with the fast detector sampling of 8 kHz at 0.25 s rotation
    • Stay close to patient
    • Keep necessary distance if needed
    • VPI: color-coded breath-hold countdown, on the front and back of the tunnel
    • Patient Observation Camera: patient monitoring during scanning
Easier navigation with myExam Companion and SOMATOM X.ceed

myExam Companion

No matter the user, patient, or throughput, our Companions guide users through even time-critical procedures, including emergencies and CT interventions. This helps them interact easily, naturally, and precisely with both patient and technology.

Learn how SOMATOM X.ceed with myExam Companion facilitates scans and workflows.

Discover how myExam Companion boosts workflow efficiency in emergency imaging.

Explore how myNeedle Companion with SOMATOM X.ceed simplifies targeted needle placement even in complex cases.

Further highlights at a glance

Read and scan in parallel

myExam Satellite  

Read and scan in parallel

Film, create results, or read on a myExam Satellite client while work continues uninterrupted at the scanner.

Automated assistance for accurate triage
Brain Hemorrhage2

Automated assistance for more accurate triage of hemorrhagic cases

Helps spot bleeding and prioritize a non-contrast scan by detecting and flagging up suspected intracranial hemorrhage.

Unfolded, ready-to-read CT images

Skull Unfolding  

Skull fractures and surface hematomas at a glance

Automatically displays the whole skull and brain surface in fewer unfolded ready-to-read images on one screen.

Data sets are automatically loaded in dedicated layouts

Trauma Layouts3

Fast and tidy data access in ED

Trauma data sets are automatically filed and loaded in dedicated layouts according to the anatomical region.

New way to operate your CT scan machine

Mobile Workflow

A whole new way to operate the scanner

Stay close to patients and keep an eye on them even when they are inside the gantry. Operate the scanner efficiently. And position every patient accurately with the FAST 3D Camera.

More control, less miscommunication

In-room control

More control, less miscommunication

Interact with the software and system via easy-to-learn no-look tablet gestures, the i-joystick, and a full-size in-room monitor.

Simplify planning and guiding needle procedures

myNeedle Guide

Simplify planning and guiding needle procedures

myNeedle Guide 2D and 3D support planning, navigation, and monitoring basic in-plane or double-angulated procedures.

Fully integrated lasers

myNeedle Laser

Powerful, fully integrated option

Automatic projection of the needle entry point and insertion angle, even in advanced double-angulated procedures with multiple needle paths.

Large 82 cm bore is ideal for obese patients
Extra room to accommodate even the most challenging patients

A more natural communication with patients and our Mobile Workflow help patients relax and ease tension or anxiety – in combination with the large bore and enhanced accessibility of the new multi-purpose table.

Discover how the patient-friendly design of the SOMATOM X.ceed CT scanner helps patients relax.

Listen to our patient Francisco Javier Cubo and his experience during a CT scan.

Find out how low our new multi-purpose table can be lowered for easy patient access.

Enhance patient comfort with a large bore

Large 82 cm bore

Extra room

The extra space helps enhance patient comfort even for obese patients, allows easy positioning of patients with reduced mobility, and offers more space for interventional procedures.


Ring and funnel mood lights

Impression of a bigger space

The lights create a comfortable environment and entertain your little patients. The scanner funnel lights also create the impression of a bigger space.

Easy-to-follow instructions

Visual Patient Instruction

Easy-to-follow visual instructions

The intuitive color-coded Visual Patient Instruction (VPI) helps patients comply easily with breath-hold commands and ease the scanning procedure for hearing-impaired patients.

Shui: one user interface across modalities

Shui – one user interface across modalities

myExam Companion, myNeedle Companion, and Shui® – the design system of Siemens Healthineers – provide users with common interfaces across multiple modalities. Combined with our digital solutions, they can help you redefine and standardize protocols across your institution, optimizing clinical workflow, staffing schedules, results, and productivity.

Find out how you can drive standardization across modalities throughout your institution with our digital solutions and fully integrated Companions.

Universally available across your modalities: myNeedle Companion brings a universal workflow and user interface to selected CT and angiography systems.

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Consistent image quality across your fleet

Automated guidance for technologists: myExam Companion helps optimize scan parameters individually for every patient – and supports consistent image quality across your fleet.

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Clinical Use

While most CT systems excel in power, scan speed, spatial resolution, or temporal resolution, they compromise at least one of the other metrics. SOMATOM X.ceed benchmarks the category with an optimal combination of high temporal and spatial resolution, power, and scan speed designed to master the most challenging clinical situations at low dose. myExam Companion offers radiology teams automated guidance throughout. The result? Elite performance of both CT and personnel.

Find out how SOMATOM X.ceed masters even challenging clinical situations with ease.

Experience how you can master the most challenging cases at low dose – with the benchmark scanner metrics of SOMATOM X.ceed.

  1. Coronary CTA

    High native temporal resolution based on the 0.25-sec. rotation time, which sets a new benchmark in single-source CT  

    Coronary CTA 
    HR: 74 bpm
    70 kV
    CTDIvol: 7.7 mGy
    DLP: 131 mGy*cm

  2. Spatial resolution

    High spatial resolution at full speed and low dose, thanks to the stability of the tiny focal spot and high detector density of 920 channels per row

    31.3 lp/cm in x/y
    23 lp/cm in z
    Sn130 kV
    CTDIvol: 24.2 mGy

  3. Abdominal CTA

    High scan speed of 261 mm/s thanks to fast detector sampling of 8 kHz that boosts image quality at the outer field of view, even in large patients 

    Abdominal CTA 
    Scan time: 2.9 s
    80 kV
    CTDIvol: 7.02 mGy
    DLP: 516 mGy*cm

  4. Supra-aortic CTA

    High Vectron® tube power of 1,300 mA/120 kW enables low-dose low-kV imaging and Tin Filter in a broad range of patients at full speed

    Supra-aortic CTA
    120 kV
    CTDIvol: 12.1 mGy
    DLP: 514 mGy*cm

Technical Details

X-ray tube

Vectron® X-ray tube


StellarInfinity detector

Number of acquired slices


Spatial resolution

UHR Mode: 0.4 mm reconstructions (31.1 lp/cm in x/y direction; 23 lp/cm in z direction; +/-10% at 2% MTF)

Rotation time

down to 0.25 s

Native temporal resolution

down to 125 ms 

Generator power

120 kW

Max. scan speed

261 mm/s

Max. mA (70, 80, 90 kV)

1,300 mA

Gantry opening

82 cm

Gantry cooling


Table load

307 kg / 676 lbs

Installation space

One room concept < 17 m2 / 183 ft2 (Subject to local regulations. Safety distances must be checked according to country-specific requirements.)