Key Visual Siemens Healthineers Quantum Technology showing the face of a middle-aged women, next to the abstract visualization of a photon-counting detector with its precise pulses and the clinical image of a lung in the center of the pulses.

Redefine pulmonology CT
with NAEOTOM Alpha® 
Complete morphology with quantitative data

NAEOTOM Alpha with Quantum Technology® marks the start of a revolutionary breakthrough in diagnosing lung diseases and advancing pulmonology. Thanks to Quantum HD resolution with 0.2 mm slice thickness, improved CNR, and inherent spectral information in every scan, this technology lets clinicians see the lung as they have never seen it before. It offers a comprehensive understanding and access to adequately depicted, fine-tuned detail – from reticulations to honeycombing.

High spectral resolution and image quality underpin confident decision-making by delivering meaningful answers, potentially sparing patients unnecessary exposure to radiation, and enabling more targeted decisions in patient management, including treatment alteration and pre- and post-operative evaluations. Quantum Technology has the potential to transform the field of pulmonology, paving the way for improved treatment and patient outcomes.

Professor Martine Rémy-Jardin, head of the thoracic imaging department at the University Hospital Center of Lille, France, and Professor David Launay, head of the clinical immunology section, have experienced NAEOTOM Alpha with Quantum Technology as a diagnostic revolution and gained new confidence.

With Quantum HD images, a single scan has the potential to deliver relevant CT information. Detailed spectral maps enable precise functional evaluation, aiding in the classification of various diseases in daily clinical practice. See for yourself.

Clinical image of a lung: CTEPH case with perfusion defects and dilated bronchial artery.
Courtesy of University Hospital Center of Lille, Lille, France1

Quantum Technology offers an easy and streamlined way to obtain quantitative information in addition to morphology. By potentially overcoming the limitations of scintigraphy, matching the appropriate protocols to patients and combining necessary acquisitions into a single scan, Quantum Technology allows for the assessment of lung perfusion that contributes to a comprehensive understanding of lung diseases, aiding in personalized treatment strategies and optimizing patient care.

Clinical image of a lung fibrosis assessment case, acquired with NAEOTOM Alpha.
Courtesy of University Hospital Center of Lille, Lille, France

By providing spatial resolution with 0.2 mm slice thickness and high contrast, NAEOTOM Alpha with Quantum Technology enables precise detection and characterization of small pulmonary nodules, subtle lung abnormalities, and intricate anatomical structures. This can help radiologists increase diagnostic confidence without increasing the radiation dose and enhance early diagnosis and treatment planning – ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Low dose lung imaging: sub-second imaging for pediatrics.
Courtesy of University Hospital Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

Quantum Technology provides less electronic noise, better CNR, and 0.4 mm slice thickness as a standard. This brings the benefit of minimizing radiation dose exposure while keeping the image resolution at its best for patients who require frequent monitoring or lung cancer screening.

Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD

Discover the full potential of NAEOTOM Alpha photon-counting CT.