SOMATOM Drive

SOMATOM Drive

Drive precision for all – with a Dual Source CT scanner


Patients of all ages, sizes, and conditions arrive in your facility daily. And, you will be measured by how effectively you can care for each of them. They—and their referring physicians—need fast, clinically accurate information.  In CT imaging, you can now reach a higher level of clinical confidence in your images across these many different case types while still meeting your efficiency goals. SOMATOM Drive with Dual Source technology boosts your performance, empowers your routines, and expands your capabilities.

Drive precision with our Dual Source CT scanner SOMATOM Drive

SOMATOM Drive

Features & Benefits

SOMATOM Drive


    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 Specifications

    Scanner type

    Dual Source

    Detectors

    StellarInfinity

    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 lbs*

    Gantry opening

    78 cm

    Generator power

    200 kW (2 x 100 kW)

    Slice acquisition

    2 x 128


    Dual Source Technology

    The Dual Source CT technology allows you to achieve precise dose and superfast scanning, fitting to each patient’s needs regardless of age, size and weight. The unique Dual Source gantry and high-pitch table introduce precise CT imaging at unprecedented acquisition speed and temporal resolution.


    Stellar Infinity Detector with interactive Iterative Reconstruction

    With the StellarInfinity detectors with integrated iterative reconstruction (integrated IR), SOMATOM Drive is driving a new level of integration of software and hardware. The high resolution of the StellarInfinity detectors create excellent image quality with reduced noise.


    CARE Screen with Tin Filter

    The CARE Screen with Tin Filters on both tubes, allows you to lower the dose whilst maintaining image quality. The filters optimize the X-ray spectrum by filtering out the parts of the X-ray beam that are rarely useful for imaging. This combination of low doses and high diagnostic reliability makes SOMATOM Drive ideal for future applications such as spinal diagnostics and orthopedic examinations.


    Straton MX Sigma X-ray Tubes & Sigma Generators

    SOMATOM Drive is equipped with the new Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and Sigma generators and High Power 70 & High Power 80 that enables low dose scanning whilst freezing motion at maximum speed. It’s optimized for low kV imaging to reduce scan time, while maintaining exceptional image quality. SOMATOM Drive uses the power of both tubes for fast scanning.


    Unique 10 kV Steps

    SOMATOM Drive with Dual Source technology is equipped with unique 10 kV Steps, which along with CARE kV allows a precise user independent kV selection. That allows optimum image quality and precise dose for more patients.


    Dual Source Flash Spiral

    SOMATOM Drive delivers 2 x 100 kW generator power that achieves precise imaging for any patient. With both tubes complimenting each other, even at low kV, a high table feed, ultra-fast data transmission, and a gantry that can perform a full rotation in 0.28 seconds enables Superfast Scanning with SOMATOM Drive.


    Adaptive 4D Spiral

    The Adaptive 4D Spiral achieves whole-brain and whole-organ coverage for perfusion imaging and enables low-dose CT angiography and dynamic CT diagnostic confidence with 4D imaging that exceeds the detector width and allows you to act faster and be more confident in your treatment decisions as before. The new Adaptive 4D Spiral visualizes vascular flow or anatomical motion with up to 48 cm dynamic coverage on SOMATOM Drive.


    Power Buffer

    With a single high power input converted to dual high power output, the new Power Buffer helps provide access to Dual Source technology where infrastructure has previously been a limitation.

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