Bringing critical care imaging to your patient




Our mobile head CT scanner SOMATOM provides access to the known SOMATOM image quality, right at your patient’s bedside. This will change the way you can serve ICU patients suffering from acute and critical head conditions enabling you to transform care delivery at your hospital.

  • Reduce patient transports
  • Optimize staff deployment
  • Achieve high image quality at the point of care

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Características y Beneficios

Why bring the patient to the scanner ...

Providing CT scans of the head for critically ill patients, e.g. from Intensive Care Units (ICU) is crucial but often challenging.

  • Patient transports from the ICU to the radiology department are associated with complex logistical hurdles that can require up to five staff members.1
  • Inhouse patient transports bear an increased risk of complications for patients: >71% of ICU patients experience adverse events during transport specifically to the CT suite.2
  • Scanning of ICU patients at the radiology department impacts CT availability for other patients by blocking off more than double the time of conventional exams.3

... when you could bring the scanner to the patient

Experience mobile head CT scanning with SOMATOM image quality right at the patient’s bedside:

  • Reducing transport to the radiology department can prevent related complications and allow your staff to concentrate on what matters most: providing care for the patients in the ICU department.
  • Acquiring images directly at the patient's bedside may speed up diagnostics and following decisions and steps.
  • Offering mobile CT imaging directly in the ICU allows the radiology department to create additional scanning capacity in the Radiology department for acute head scans in case of non-availability of the stationary CT scanner. Scanning patients directly in the ICU ward will empower your streamlined imaging workflows.

Transform care delivery with SOMATOM

Uso Clínico

SOMATOM brings SOMATOM image quality to the patient's bedside. It is combining proven technologies from existing SOMATOM scanners with newly designed components.

Especificaciones Técnicas

Scanner typeMobile head CT scanner
DetectorsStellar detector
Iterative ReconstructionSAFIRE
Metal artifact reductioniMAR
kV steps80, 120 kV
Spatial resolution0.75 mm
Gantry opening35 cm
Slice acquisition32


Productos, servicios y recursos relacionados

1Masaryk, TJ., Kolonick R, Painter T, Weinreb DB. The economic and clinical benefits of portable head/neck CT imaging in the intensive care unit. Radiol Manage [Internet]. 2008 Mar-Apr [cited 2019 Aug 15]:30(2):50-54. Available from:

2PwC Turkey [Internet]. Istanbul, Turkey: PricewaterhouseCoopers. Anticipating unique disruptions: PwC's 21st CEO Survey: key findings from the healthcare industry; 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 6]. Available from:

3Murphy M. Research brief: eliminating wasteful work in hospitals improves margin, quality and culture [Internet]. Washington, DC: Murphy Leadership Institute; 2003 Aug [cited 2019 Aug 15]. 11 p. Available from:

This product does not yet fulfill all the essential requirements according to the European Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC) and its national implementations neither all applicable General Safety and Performance Requirements according to the European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745. It is not yet commercially available in the European Union.