SOMATOM® On.siteBringing critical care imaging to your patient

Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM provides portable head CT imaging with reliable and consistent SOMATOM image quality, right at your patient's bedside.

SOMATOM will change the way you care for ICU patients suffering from acute and neuro critical conditions enabling you to transform care delivery at your hospital. 

Reduce patient transports

  • SOMATOM enables CT imaging of the head directly in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), which reduces complications associated with patient transports to the radiology department.
  • Performing CT scans of the head at the patient's bedside helps physicians to reach fast treatment decision.

Optimize staff deployment

  • ICU staff can remain in the ICU and focus more on their core tasks and care for their patients when they do not need to transport patients to Radiology.
  • Reduction of physical burden on staff as transferring patients to a dedicated scanner and table is not required with a portable CT.

SOMATOM image quality

  • The Touch UI makes scanner operation intuitive and easy.
  • Portable CT head imaging reduces the number of ICU patient scans performed in the radiology department, potentially resulting in more streamlined utilization of stationary systems and staff.

Features & Benefits

Staff move an ICU patient bed along a hospital hallway

Providing CT scans of the head for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) is crucial and often challenging.

  • Transporting patients from the ICU to the radiology department is a delicate and complex process that requires up to five staff members to leave their other duties behind.1

  • Patient transports can be associated with 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 in the radiology department impacts CT availability for other patients by blocking off more than double the time of conventional exams.2,3

Experience portable head CT scanning with SOMATOM image quality right at the patient’s bedside.

  • Reducing transports to the radiology department could prevent related transport complications and allow your staff to concentrate on what matters most: providing optimal care for all patients within the department.
  • With this fast access to portable CT imaging of the head directly at the Point of Care, physicians can reach fast treatment decisions and changes in the patient’s condition or arising complications for better outcomes.
  • Offering CT imaging directly in the ICU allows the radiology department to maintain their scheduling. Point of Care bedside CT head imaging for critically ill patients can increase workforce efficiency and streamlines the imaging workflow.

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    Clinical Use

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

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    Technical Specifications

    Scanner type



    2.4 cm (Stellar UFC)

    Physical detector rows


    Detector row thickness

    0.75 mm

    Acquisition mode 


    Tube voltage 

    80, 120 kV

    Tube current 

    3-25 mA (increments of 1 mA)

    kW output/generator power

    3 kW

    Gantry aperture

    35 cm

    Scan field/FOV 

    26 cm, HD FOV 35 cm* 

    Scan range 

    24 cm


    0.35 – 1.5 (in steps of 0.05)

    Iterative reconstruction algorithms 


    Reconstruction slice thickness options

    0.8, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 10.0 mm

    Tube cooling

    Hybrid (air & water)

    Image transfer

    Wireless and LAN connection to hospital network


    4 rechargeable lead-acid batteries (4 x 12V)

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