SOMATOM Definition EdgeExceeding expectations VS. Accepting the average

Second best is not an option.

Improve your institution’s process efficiency and patient outcome by exceeding expectations in all clinical capabilities – from contrast media-efficient TAVI planning to precise therapy response management, and optimized emergency care workflow.

Cardiology

What do you expect from a new CT scanner to improve your institution’s clinical capabilities in Cardiology?

Expand your institution’s clinical capabilities by improving contrast media efficiency in low kV TAVI planning, introducing absolutely precise plaque differentiation, and reliable, high-speed triple rule-out scanning.

Emergency Medicine

What do you expect from a new CT scanner to improve your institution’s clinical capabilities in Emergency Medicine?

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.

Oncology

What do you expect from a new CT scanner to improve your institution’s clinical capabilities in Oncology?

Optimize your patient outcome by introducing early tumor identification, fast, easy and reliable therapy response assessment, and improved, low dose therapy control.

TwinBeam Dual Energy

Expand your clinical capabilities and improve patient outcome with TwinBeam Dual Energy*.
TwinBeam Dual Energy* combines latest dose reduction techniques with crisp image quality for the characterization, quantification, and differentiation of material – rich diagnostic possibilities for virtually all patients and a wide range of clinical questions.

  • Simultaneous acquisition of high and low energy spectra
  • Enables high contrast dynamic applications
  • All dose reduction technologies applicable, such as CARE Dose4D, ADMIRE*, SAFIRE*, etc.



  1. We are a community hospital with one CT scanner. Our decision to purchase the Siemens SOMATOM Definition Edge (128-slice) scanner gives our patients high quality low dose exams. We have been able to incorporate the high pitch scanning into our routines, even in obese patients over 300 lbs. This scanner has truly exceeded our expectations.

    Scott Van Benschoten, MD, 
    Director of Radiology Services at Olmsted Medical Center, 
    Rochester, Minnesota, USA

    Disclaimer: The statements by Siemens’ customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer‘s unique setting. Since there is no „typical“ hospital and many variables exist (e.g. hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

Technology

teamplay 1

teamplay 2

TwinBeam Dual Energy

Stellar detector

ADMIRE

Adaptive Dose Shield

SAFIRE

CARE kV

iMAR

  1. teamplay 01

    teamplay is a network that brings together healthcare professionals and patients in order to advance medicine and human health.

    To generate benefits for our customers

  2. teamplay 02

    Make prompt, well-informed decisions by connecting to current data, comparing benchmarks, and collaborating with healthcare professionals worldwide.

    • Usage: Refine your imaging efficiency with a clear view on usage data and comparison to readily available benchmark information.
    • Dose: Monitor imaging dose with tools that are easy to use and set up.
    • Images: Exchange expertise with healthcare professionals worldwide by instant2 access to imaging exams through secure cloud.

  3. CT Scanner - SOMATOM Definition Edge

    TwinBeam Dual Energy* combines latest dose reduction techniques with crisp image quality for the characterization, quantification, and differentiation of material – rich diagnostic possibilities for virtually all patients and a wide range of clinical questions.

    • Simultaneous acquisition of high and low energy spectra
    • Enables high contrast dynamic applications
    • All dose reduction technologies applicable, such as CARE Dose4D, ADMIRE*, SAFIRE*, etc.

  4. CT Scanner - SOMATOM Definition Edge - ADMIRE

    In modern healthcare patients deserve the lowest possible dose and radiologists desire the best image quality in daily routine. This is known as ALARA – the paradigm to delivery diagnostic image quality at a dose As Low As Reasonably Achievable. But the big challenge is to realize this in daily outine, e.g. time crucial settings like acute care, making many institutions step away from iterative reconstruction here.

  5. Figure 8

    The Adaptive Dose Shield eliminates over-radiation pre- and post-spiral to the patient (marked in red). It is unique to the CT industry and part of the innovative new STRATON X-ray tube design. By dynamically moving shields into place on the X-ray tube it blocks clinical irrelevant dose. The Adaptive Dose Shield dynamically opens at the beginning of a spiral range and then dynamically closes at the end. Now all clinically irrelevant dose is eliminated. Not only for dedicated applications, but for every single spiral acquisition

  6. CT Scanner - SOMATOM Definition Edge - SAFIRE

    Expand your clinical capabilities with raw-data-based iterative reconstruction

    Powerful dose and artifact reduction

    • Ready for clinical routine with fast image reconstruction performance
    • SAFIRE* allows up to 60%** dose reduction in a wide protocol range
    • Enables > 70% of all protocols below 2.4 mSv
    • Provides excelent image quality
  7. CARE kV

    CARE kV offers an automated doseoptimized selection of the x-ray tube voltage (kV) depending on the selected type of examination. It is the industry’s first tool that automatically determines the appropriate kV and scan parameter settings to help deliver the right dose for a particular scan and the user defined image quality.

  8. CT Scanner - SOMATOM Definition Edge - iMAR

    Improve your diagnostic confidence with a seamless workflow. Leverage your ability to address more “challenging cases” like head and neck with dental fillings and patients with double hip implants than ever before. Extend your orthopedic referrals base.