Using the Dual Energy information, it is possible to highlight potential cartilage, tendon and ligament structures. Basis for this approach is a material decomposition in which collagen is isolated and differentiated from soft tissue and fat.
syngo Dual Energy Musculoskeletal requires syngo® Dual Energy available on SOMATOM Definition/Definition Flash.
With the application syngo® Dual Energy, it is possible to obtain additional information about the chemical composition of body materials. During a Dual Energy scan, two CT datasets are taken simultaneously with kV levels of 80 kV/140 kV or 1100 kV/140 kV, allowing to visualize differences in the energy dependence of the attenuation coefficients of different materials.
These images will be combined and analyzed to visualize information about anatomical and pathological structures.
syngo 2008C (VE31A)
Please Note: Additional technical pre-requisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.