SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry
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SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry
SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry
 
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Greater precision and excellent patient outcomes are compelling reasons for using advanced CT imaging for trauma diagnostics, surgery, interventional procedures, and radiation oncology. But there can be many obstacles in your way: the CT scanner is located far away, is currently blocked by another user, or patient transport would compromise safety. Accessing CT imaging under these circumstances is cumbersome because it requires many unwanted steps.

That is why we at Siemens Healthineers designed SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry. It moves on rails where it needs to be: within your ER, OR, treatment bunker, or interventional suite when you want to perform CT imaging, or just out of the way when you need space.

Features & Benefits

The sliding gantry CT provides the advanced imaging functionality of a stationary scanner such as the reduction of metal artefacts (iMAR1) or our iterative reconstruction, consequently following ALARA, the paradigm to deliver the right image quality at a dose as low as reasonably achievable. Because the gantry slides over the patient, you never have to transfer the patient between tables. You can also count on increased CT utilization because with up to 12‐meter rails the setup can serve two rooms with one scanner. This means that you can evaluate and treat patients in one room while another patient is being prepared next door.

Do you want to take the shortest possible route and avoid unnecessary steps? SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry, the scanner that comes to you when you need it. Now you have the freedom to use CT imaging for diagnosing trauma patients, guiding surgery, performing interventional procedures, and to support radiation oncology planning fast and with confidence.

Clinical Use

Radiation oncology
Emergency radiology
Surgery
Interventional radiology
SOMATOM ST Sliding Gantry

Radiation oncology

One thing matters most in radiation oncology: precision. As you plan treatments, you carefully mark the tumor on the clinical image, calculate the required dose, and apply the dose at the determined position. Ideally, nothing should get into your way as you do this work; but patient, organ, and applicator movement can complicate the process. So, when a patient comes in for treatment, are you optimally prepared?
Somatom CT Sliding Gantry

Emergency radiology

In emergency cases, speed is of the essence. You are under pressure to quickly diagnose patients with potentially life-threating wounds. CT delivers fast and comprehensive image information in these time-critical situations. But the ER may be too far from the CT suite, the modality may be blocked from the routine scanning, or the patient may not be stable enough for transport. So what do you need in order to be optimally prepared for the next emergency patient?
SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry

Surgery

As a surgeon, the decision you make in the OR may affect patients for the remainder of their lives. Your priority is optimizing patient outcomes by minimizing complications, shortening length of hospital stays, and avaoiding the need for corrective surgery. One enabler is intraoperative imaging. Why? It delivers near real-time information about the patient for planning, guidance and quality control and it enables minimally invasive procedures.
SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry

Interventional radiology

In interventional radiology, whether you are performing a biopsy, ablation, or drainage, you have to identify the optimal location and place the needle at the right angulation. Imaging supports you and helps you make the right decision at the right time bit is not always feasible when it involves transferring patients between tables and working around needles and other accessories. What do you need in order to be optimally prepared during an intervention?

Technical Details

SOMATOM Confidence

  • 80 cm bore
  • Up to 12 m rails
  • Up to 0.33 s rot. speed
  • Stellar RT detector
  • 20-/64-slice configuration
  • Straton tube
  • Dual Spiral Dual Energy
  • Adaptive 3D Intervention
  • Touch Panel

 

SOMATOM Definition Edge

  • 78 cm bore
  • Up to 12 m rails
  • Up to 0.28 s rot. speed
  • Stellar detector
  • 128-slice configuration
  • Tin Filter
  • Straton tube
  • TwinBeam Dual Energy, Dual Spiral Dual Energy
  • Adaptive 4D Spiral
  • Adaptive 3D Intervention

 

SOMATOM Edge Plus

  • 78 cm bore
  • Up to 12 m rails
  • Up to 0.28 s rot. speed
  • StellarInfinity detector
  • 128-slice configuration
  • Tin Filter
  • Straton MX Sigma tube
  • 70 - 140 kV in 10 kV steps
  • TwinBeam Dual Energy, Dual Spiral Dual Energy
  • Adaptive 4D Spiral
  • Adaptive 3D Intervention
  • Touch Panel

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