SOMATOM ForceGet two steps ahead with Dual Source CT

Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence, workflow performance, and expert leadership. Our Dual Source CT scanner SOMATOM Force enables new levels of image quality, clinical outcomes, and ultimately precision medicine. Intelligent automation supports safe, standardized, and highly performant workflows – allowing reproducible precision. Thinking beyond today, you’re connected to the future with an ever-growing expert community and exclusive access to our advanced research environment.

  • Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence
  • Get two steps ahead in workflow performance
  • Get two steps ahead in expert leadership

Features & Benefits


How can you get two steps ahead in CT imaging? With SOMATOM Force.
You can boost diagnostic imaging to the next level, enhance workflow automation to potentially reduce unwarranted variations and offer personalized scanning – and keep your institution at the forefront of innovation within the global CT community.

SOMATOM Force supports high-precision diagnosis, reliable therapy response evaluation, and improved care for every individual.

With the industry’s highest native temporal resolution and fastest speed

Bring image quality to the next level – with free-breathing and powerful imaging

Scan patients who are obese, elderly, unconscious, or uncooperative without sedation and minimized motion artifacts. This is particularly important in pediatric CT where it also can help reduce the need for potentially harmful sedation.


Improve patient care – with kidney-friendly and ultra-low-dose scanning

With the SOMATOM Force, you can maintain image quality (CNR) by either reducing radiation dose and maintaining contrast concentration or reducing contrast concentration and maintaining dose, protecting the patient through the ALARA principle.

Add functional, tissue, and material information to morphology.

Make sound decisions – with 4D imaging at half the dose and dose-neutral Dual Energy

With 4D imaging and Dual Energy CT, you get high-quality images rich in information for more precise decisions – at low dose.

Get consistent images with our FAST Integrated Workflow and adapt scanning parameters to offer patients personalized scanning.

Workflow automation improves the diagnostic experience for patients.

Position patients precisely – with FAST Integrated Workflow

Our FAST 3D Camera supports precise, consistent positioning and the Touch Panels allow technologists to spend more time with their patients.

High-quality, low-dose diagnostic images from small children to obese adults.

Accommodate the smallest to the tallest – with personalized scanning

Outstanding speed, power reserves, and sensitivity: SOMATOM Force adapts to every need. And smart automation adjusts scan parameters to every individual.


Zero-click post-processing with Rapid Results

Fast and reproducible results with zero-click post-processing within the selected scan protocols – operator independent.

Increase your reputation by spearheading medical innovation – and share advanced clinical knowledge in a circle of peer experts.

Interact with peers in the CT community.

Advance your research – with professional tools

Develop and share algorithms, test reading prototypes, and explore new trends in our syngo.via Frontier1 research environment.

Our CT World Summit is attended by almost 500 global radiologists and executives.

Connect with peers and lead a global community

Gain access to a community of clinical experts that regularly share knowledge and the latest medical developments peer-to-peer.


Expand your capabilities and rethink your way of working

With Dual Source imaging, CT began to transform care delivery. One of the most prominent examples of change is in the context of emergency and trauma imaging.

Clinical Use

Get CT scans at low dose and high image quality at all times – without compromise: SOMATOM Force delivers images with high power and speed for all patients, also in 4D. But see for yourself!

Precise and dose-neutral Dual Energy

With several energy pairings in combination with our unique Tin Filter, you benefit from new levels of energy separation in Dual Energy for more precision.

4D imaging at low dose

Perform functional imaging like body perfusion as well as ultra-long range dynamic. CT angiographies at low dose with high power at low kV on the Vectron tube.

Eff. dose 0.08 mSv

SOMATOM Force minimizes motion artifacts with its outstanding hardware temporal resolution of 66ms, allowing patients to “breathe freely."

Watch Koen Nieman, MD PhD, from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and learn how to do a dynamic myocardial perfusion.

Technical Specifications


2 x VectronTM X-ray tubes


2 x StellarInfinity detectors with 3D anti-scatter collimator

Number of acquired slices
384 (2 × 192) slices
Rotation time
up to 0.25 s1
In-plane temporal resolution

up to 66 ms1

Generator power

240 kW (2 x 120 kW)

kV steps

70 – 150 kV, in steps of 10 kV

Spatial resolution

0.24 mm1

Max. scan speed

737 mm/s1 with Turbo Flash

Table load

up to 676 lbs / 307 kg1

Gantry opening

78 cm


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