CT scan machine SOMATOM X.cite

SOMATOM X.cite with myExam CompanionIntelligent imaging. Excellence empowered.

Our single source CT scan machine SOMATOM® X.cite, combined with myExam Companion, launches the era of intelligent imaging. myExam Companion guides users intuitively through any procedure, adjusting key parameters to individual patients. This allows technologists of any skill level to unlock the full potential of this new high-end system, including its Vectron® X-ray tube and large, 82 cm bore. No matter the patient or complexity of the procedure, SOMATOM X.cite and myExam Companion together enables users to reduce unwarranted variations – and generate consistent, comprehensive results.

SOMATOM X.cite empowers excellence in computed tomography.

SOMATOM X.cite with myExam Companion allows users of any skill level to unlock the full potential of this CT scan machine. Discover the innovative features of SOMATOM X.cite and learn how it empowers excellence in computed tomography.

FAST 3D CameramyExam CompanionVPI and Patient Observation CameraVectron® X-ray tubeMobile workflowGO technologies82 cm boreStellarInfinity detector®Low kV imaging and Tin Filter
    • Right dose modulation
    • Correct body region
    • Right scan direction
    • Guides technologists of all experience levels through routine examinations as well as more complex procedures
    • Procedures become more personalized for patients, easier for technologists, and more consistent for radiologists
    • Improve compliance with breathing commands thanks to color-coded breath-hold countdown
    • Displayed on the front and back of the tunnel
    • 1,200 mA @ 70, 80, 90 kV
    • 0.6 x 0.7 (IEC) focal spot
    • 70 – 150 kV in steps of 10 kV
    • Tablets allow you to stay close to your patient which results in higher efficiency, and higher patient comfort
    • Standardize and simplify all departmental processes – from patient setup to image distribution, archiving, and reading
    • Large bore helps patients and users to relax
    • Ideal for obese patients, and orthopedic or interventional procedures
    • With anti-scatter 3D collimator grid
    • TrueSignal technology with full electronic integration
    • Edge technology enabling the generation of 0.5 mm slices
    • Powerful low-dose scanning
    • Tin-filtered topogram

Features & Benefits

SOMATOM x.Cite intelligent navigation

myExam Companion is a new approach to CT scan machine operation, designed to make technologists’ work easier and more efficient.

  • Interactive guidance: myExam Companion guides users through procedures via intuitive interfaces, using a simple, natural language and visuals that are easy to follow – even on unfamiliar CT scan machines.
  • Patient-specific support: The CT system optimizes acquisition and reconstruction parameters for the individual patient, so users can focus better on the patient and on consistent acquisition.
  • Comprehensive, consistent results: This intelligent imaging technology works with technologists to unlock the full potential of high-end features, which helps reduce unwarranted variations.
SOMATOM x.Cite moodlight

SOMATOM X.cite is designed to transform how patients interact with both technologists and the CT scan machine – and how they perceive their care.

  • Patient-centric features: The large, 82 cm bore and Patient Observation Camera are designed specifically to help both patients and users relax. Ideal for obese patients and trauma, orthopedic or interventional procedures.
  • More time for patients: myExam Companion performs key tasks in the background so that users can focus better on their patients. The tablet-based mobile workflow maximizes the time users they spend table-side.
  • Support for compliance: Enhanced interfaces like the Visual Patient Instruction (VPI) and the Patient Observation Camera can improve compliance by making communication with the patient easier and more natural.
SOMATOM x.Cite reading room

Comprehensive information can help radiologists with assessment, etc. – no matter the patient or procedure.

  • Intelligent user guidance: myExam Companion helps technologists tailor acquisition to the individual patient.
  • High power and resolution: The Vectron® X-ray tube and the StellarInfinity detector® are part of an outstanding imaging chain that makes SOMATOM X.cite uniquely equipped to improve personalization.
  • Comprehensive information, no matter what: myExamCompanion calculates coronary segmentations, and spine and rib unfolding, with zero clicks.


SOMATOM x.Cite consistent standards

With transparent and consistent CT throughput, fleet managers can set their own diagnostic benchmarks.

  • Centralized consistency: With myExam Companion and the teamplay cloud application, you can redefine and standardize protocols from one central location.
  • Standardization without disruption: With centralized access, standardizing protocols across your institution doesn’t have to disrupt daily CT operations.
  • Sharing made simple: With a shared visual logic and scan philosophy, it’s easy to optimize clinical workflow, staffing schedules, results and productivity.

Clinical Use

Begoña Sara, NurseClínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Francisco Javier Cubo, Oncological patientClínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
PD Dr. Sebastian F.-X. Winklhofer, M.D. Senior PhysicianUniversity Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Technical Details

X-ray tube

Vectron® X-ray tube


StellarInfinity detector®

Number of acquired slices


Spatial resolution

0.30 mm

Rotation time

0.3 s*

In-plane temporal resolution

150 ms*

Generator power

105 kW

Max. scan speed

up to 21.7 cm/s

Max. mA (70, 80, 90 kV)

1,200 mA

Gantry opening

82 cm

Gantry cooling


Table load

307 kg / 676 lbs*

Installation space

One room concept < 17 m2 / 183 ft2 (Subject to local regulations. Safety distances must be checked according to country-specific requirements.)

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