Drive precision for all – with a Dual Source CT scanner

Regardless of the type of patient: Your medical imaging institution has to provide state-of-the-art CT imaging. At all times, you have to be able to aid your patients, to cope with your environment, and to meet your business needs – while driving precision each step of the way.

Drive precision with our Dual Source CT scanner SOMATOM Drive

Improve your clinical workflow and patient outcomes with the SOMATOM Drive and its Dual Source technology, which boosts your performance, empowers your routines, and expands your capabilities. This CT scanner has been designed to be an exceptional member of your radiological team – for all your patients, business needs, and specific environment.

Features & Benefits

  1. Dual Source technology
    Dual Source CT scanners have two X-ray tubes and two detectors. This allows capturing image data in half the time needed by conventional volume CTs.
  2. 2x Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube
    The tube boost the power available at low kVs while maintaining the focal spot size, offering low-dose scanning with consistent image quality.
  3. Tin Filters
    These filters optimize and shape the X-ray spectrum by filtering out the parts of the X-ray beam that are rarely useful for imaging. This brings the dose of many non-contrast CT examinations to conventional X-ray dose levels.
  4. Sigma generator power
    Dual Source CT scanners come with twice the power: 2 × 100 kW. Sigma generators also maintain low kV fluctuations, allowing for precise 10 kV Steps.
  5. FAST 3D Camera as part of the FAST Integrated Workflow
    The FAST 3D Camera offers standardized isocentric patient positioning by capturing the patient’s shape, position, and height in three dimensions.
  6. Touch Panels as part of the FAST Integrated Workflow
    With the Touch Panels, technologists can enhance patient care by staying with their patient while setting the scanner.
  7. 2x StellarInfinity detectors
    The high resolution of the StellarInfinitydetectors creates excellent image quality with reduced noise.

SOMATOM Drive supports you in simplifying routines – to optimize performance and accelerate workflows. See how you can easily standardize your quality of care with our single-operator concept.

Introduce automated workflows

Safeguard correct and consistent patient positioning
FAST Integrated Workflow is a combination of unique solutions – such as the FAST 3D Camera, Touch Panels, and Advanced Applications – allowing:

  • highly accurate patient positioning
  • consistent image quality and dose
  • improved workflow speed
  • staff to stay close to their patients

Automation drives precision in challenging environments
Support precise patient positioning regardless of who is performing the scan, with full and semi-automated FAST and CARE features.

Automation drives precision in overburdened environments
Advance reading capabilities with reduction of metal artifacts (iMAR) and automatically aligned and labeled spinal images (FAST Spine).

Our CT scanner is versatile and future ready: The Dual Source technology in SOMATOM Drive may advance new clinical fields and introduce new technologies into clinical practice.

Driven by future technologies

Be ready for new business opportunities
Boost the reputation of your clinical institution with both patients and referrers with Dual Energy, dynamic imaging, and full organ perfusion.

Clinical Use

Technical Details

View the technical data for our SOMATOM Drive CT scanner.

Scanner type

Dual Source



Max. scan speed

458 mm/s

In-plane temp.-res.

75 ms

Rotational coverage

131 mm/rot

kV steps

70 – 140 kV @ 10 kV Steps

mA @ 70 kV, 80 kV

650 mA, 750 mA

Spatial resolution

0.30 mm

Table load

up to 307 kg / 676 lbs1

Gantry opening

78 cm

Generator power

200 kW (2 x 100 kW)

Slice acquisition

2 x 128