Photon counting CT (PCCT) technology

NAEOTOM Alpha®
with Quantum Technology

The world’s first photon-counting CT

NAEOTOM Alpha

We are proud to introduce the world’s first photon-counting CT. NAEOTOM Alpha® with Quantum Technology
is nothing less than the total reinvention of computed tomography.

Based on the revolutionary direct signal conversion of its QuantaMax detector, NAEOTOM Alpha offers high-resolution images at minimal dose, spectral information in every scan, and improved contrast at lower noise.

Benefit from a range of clinical options and breakthrough consistency never seen before – for confident clinical decision-making and the potential to scan previously excluded patients.

Experience a defining moment in computed tomography.

What is photon-counting CT?  

Welcome to the era of photon-counting

With photon-counting CT, we have developed a radically new technology for clinical routine. At its core is a new kind of detector that is substantially different from a standard energy-integrating detector.

These photon-counting detectors have the potential to overcome the limitations of current CT detectors, by providing CT data at high spatial resolution, without electronic noise, and with inherent spectral information.

 

See fine pulmonary structures and small lesions

Explore how NAEOTOM Alpha and it’s ultra-high resolution imaging at standard dose levels help Prof. Martine Rémy-Jardin and Prof. David Launay to make informed clinical decisions.

Seeing through the calcifications with PURE Lumen

See how Prof. Joe Schoepf and Dr. Richard Bayer solve their current challenges with heavy calcifications or stents and achieve more confident diagnosis with NAEOTOM Alpha.

Providing non-invasive answers – clearly and accurately

Discover how Prof. Joe Schoepf and Dr. Richard Bayer benefit from getting more answers with each scan of NAEOTOM Alpha.

Bringing all relevant CT results to one single scan.

Explore Prof. Martine Rémy-Jardin and Prof. David Launay's opinions on how NAEOTOM Alpha is deeply impacting clinical decision making for pulmonology.

Pulmonology

NAEOTOM Alpha offers an easy and streamlined way to get quantitative information in addition to morphology. By matching the appropriate protocols to patients and by combining all necessary acquisitions into a single scan, NAEOTOM Alpha enables smart navigation through the diagnostic pathway.

NAEOTOM Alpha enables previously impracticable exams

Spectral high-res lung CTA

0.4 mm slice thickness
Cinematic VRT
100 keV monoenergetic recon

Impressive details with NAEOTOM Alpha

Spectral high-res lung CTA

0.4 mm slice thickness
100 keV monoenergetic recon
CTDIvol: 3.57 mGy

Technical Details

    X-ray tubes

    2 x Vectron X-ray tubes

    Detector

    2 x QuantaMax photon-counting CT detectors

    Number of acquired slices

    2 x 144 slices

    mA

    Up to 1,300 mA

    Temporal resolution

    Down to 66 ms

    kV

    90, 120, 140 kV
    Sn100, Sn140 kV

    z-coverage

    144 x 0.4 mm
    120 x 0.2 mm (UHR)

    Spatial resolution

    0.11 mm (in-plane) in UHR mode

    Power

    2 x 120 kW

    Table load

    Up to 676 lbs (307 kg)

    Speed

    Up to 737 mm/s (with Turbo Flash)


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