SOMATOM® On.siteBringing critical care imaging to your patient

Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM provides mobile 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. 

  • Minimize patient transports
  • Optimize staff deployment
  • Achieve reliable and consistent image quality at the point of care
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Features & Benefits

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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 mobile 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 mobile 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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  1. 1. Pre-hospital testing/evaluations and triaging patients to the appropriate facility. Imaging (NCT/CTA) with a Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) where available could save additional time over the next 2 steps.

  2. 2. Triaging patients within hospital upon arrival, quick imaging (Non-contrast CT/CT Angiography/CT Perfusion) and diagnosis along with determining treatment plan.​

  3. 3. Administer tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator) and prep for further treatment

  4. 4. Endovascular treatment in the Angio suite

  5. 5. Mobile CT directly at the patients bedside in the ICU for follow-up neuro imaging

  6. 6. Comprehensive pathways to help improve your patients outcomes

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 mobile CT.

Achieve SOMATOM image quality at the point of care

  • The Touch UI makes scanner operation intuitive and easy.
  • Mobile 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.

  1. Telescopic scanner design
    The telescopic gantry glides on the stationary system trolley base providing support for several workflow steps
  2. Easy scan set-up and fast workflow
    myExam Companion powered by GO technologies (Scan&GO, Check&GO and Recon&GO) with the intuitive Touch UI

  3. Self-shielded system design
    Radiation protection with lead-shielded gantry and attachable radiation shields
  4. Powerful image acquisition
    32-slice, Stellar detector and dedicated X-ray tube
  5. Convenient patient positioning
    Integrated accessories help with positioning patients at isocenter for optimal image quality, 35 cm bore opening
  6. SOMATOM core technologies
    iMAR and SAFIRE
  7. All-in-one system design
    Integrated computers and Touch UI
  8. Smart driving concept
    Slim and easy to maneuver system, motorized system trolley and an integrated camera for real time viewing while maneuvering

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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Ensuring high-end imaging results at your patient’s bedside: Thanks to the latest advances in digital healthcare, myExam Companion contributes with built-in expertise. And, thanks to workflow guidance provided by GO technologies, the system is easy to use and enables greater consistency across your entire team to acquire optimal images.

Technical Specifications

Scanner type



Stellar – 2.4 cm




32 x 0.75

X-ray Beam Shape


Tube Voltage

80, 120 kV

Tube Current

3-25 mA

kW Output/Generator

3 kW

Gantry opening

35 cm


26 cm, HD FOV 35 cm

Scan Range

Up to 24 cm

Iterative Reconstruction


Tube Cooling

Hybrid (air & water)

Driving Modes

Motorized Trolley (Emergency override)
Fast (2.5 mph) / Slow (0.2 mph) drive modes


Integrated patient support accessories
Body support (shoulder board for neuro imaging)
Scan support (Head holder for neuro imaging)