SOMATOM Drive
Drive precision for all – with a Dual Source CT scanner

SOMATOM Drive
SOMATOM Drive
 
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Regardless of the type of patient: Your medical imaging institution has to provide state-of-the-art CT imaging. At all times, you have to be able to aid your patients, to cope with your environment, and to meet your business needs – while driving precision each step of the way.

Improve your clinical workflow and patient outcomes with the SOMATOM Drive and its Dual Source technology, which boosts your performance, empowers your routines, and expands your capabilities. This CT scanner has been designed to be an exceptional member of your radiological team – for all your patients, business needs, and specific environment.

Features & Benefits



Drive precision for your environment

SOMATOM Drive supports you in simplifying routines – to optimize performance and accelerate workflows. See how you can easily standardize your quality of care with our single-operator concept.

Safeguard correct and consistent patient positioning
FAST Integrated Workflow is a combination of unique solutions – such as the FAST 3D Camera, Touch Panels, and Advanced Applications – allowing:

  • highly accurate patient positioning
  • consistent image quality and dose
  • improved workflow speed
  • staff to stay close to their patients

Automation drives precision in challenging environments
Support precise patient positioning regardless of who is performing the scan, with full and semi-automated FAST and CARE features.

Automation drives precision in overburdened environments
Advance reading capabilities with reduction of metal artifacts (iMAR) and automatically aligned and labeled spinal images (FAST Spine).


Drive precision for your business needs

Our CT scanner is versatile and future ready: The Dual Source technology in SOMATOM Drive may advance new clinical fields and introduce new technologies into clinical practice.

Be ready for new business opportunities
Boost the reputation of your clinical institution with both patients and referrers with Dual Energy, dynamic imaging, and full organ perfusion.

Clinical Use

Pediatric imaging
Urgent care
Critical care
Cardiovascular imaging
Orthopedic imaging
Bariatric imaging
Pediatrics thorax

Low-dose thorax for evaluation of pneumonia

22-month-old child, 8 kg (18 lbs), free breathing, no sedation, patient rolling at time of scan
70 kV CARE Child protocols can be performed with superfast scan modes for lower dose in highly sensitive patients - even with the patient motion seen in this case.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Pediatrics thorax

Low-dose thorax for evaluation of pneumonia

22-month-old child, 8 kg (18 lbs), free breathing, no sedation, patient rolling at time of scan
70 kV CARE Child protocols can be performed with superfast scan modes for lower dose in highly sensitive patients - even with the patient motion seen in this case.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Pediatrics thorax

Low-dose thorax for evaluation of pneumonia

22-month-old child, 8 kg (18 lbs), free breathing, no sedation, patient rolling at time of scan
70 kV CARE Child protocols can be performed with superfast scan modes for lower dose in highly sensitive patients - even with the patient motion seen in this case.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Pediatrics thorax

Low-dose thorax for evaluation of pneumonia

22-month-old child, 8 kg (18 lbs), free breathing, no sedation, patient rolling at time of scan
70 kV CARE Child protocols can be performed with superfast scan modes for lower dose in highly sensitive patients - even with the patient motion seen in this case.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Pelvis

80 kV head-to-pelvis CTA

98 kg (216 lbs) patient. Reveals no carotid dissection
High Power 70 & 80 drives low-dose, low-kV imaging, and precision for all.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Pelvis

80 kV head-to-pelvis CTA

98 kg (216 lbs) patient. Reveals no carotid dissection
High Power 70 & 80 drives low-dose, low-kV imaging, and precision for all.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Vascular CTA

Vascular CTA

Runoff. 76-year-old male. Claudication, right popliteal artery occlusion
Low-kV imaging for all: 80 kV enables < 50 mL contrast media in a patient with renal impairment.

Courtesy of Fakultni Nemocnice Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic
Vascular CTA

Vascular CTA

Runoff. 76-year-old male. Claudication, right popliteal artery occlusion
Low-kV imaging for all: 80 kV enables < 50 mL contrast media in a patient with renal impairment.

Courtesy of Fakultni Nemocnice Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic
Vascular CTA

Vascular CTA

Runoff. 76-year-old male. Claudication, right popliteal artery occlusion
Low-kV imaging for all: 80 kV enables < 50 mL contrast media in a patient with renal impairment.

Courtesy of Fakultni Nemocnice Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic
Cardiac CTA

70-year-old male, 94 kg (207 lbs)

Cardiac CTA, 50-64 bpm. Unstable HR. Coronary arteries normal. EF study
High Power 90 kV scans for precise patient dose. EF studies at below 2 mSv.

Courtesy of Medscan Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia
Cardiac CTA

70-year-old male, 94 kg (207 lbs)

Cardiac CTA, 50-64 bpm. Unstable HR. Coronary arteries normal. EF study
High Power 90 kV scans for precise patient dose. EF studies at below 2 mSv.

Courtesy of Medscan Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia
Extremity CT

Extremity CT at X-ray dose levels

Ankle examination after sporting accident with Tin Filter (Sn100 kV)
Scans with Tin Filter reduce extremity CT dose to X-ray levels.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Extremity CT

Extremity CT at X-ray dose levels

Ankle examination after sporting accident with Tin Filter (Sn100 kV)
Scans with Tin Filter reduce extremity CT dose to X-ray levels.

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Abdominal lesion

64-year-old obese patient, acute abdominal pain. Free fluid and abdominal lesions

Combined with High Power 70 & 80 and 10 kV Steps, the wide bore and a table capable of supporting heavy weights enable high CT image quality in larger patients.

Courtesy of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Technical Details

View the technical data for our SOMATOM Drive CT scanner.

Scanner typeDual Source
DetectorsStellarInfinity
Max. scan speed458 mm/s
In-plane temp.-res.75 ms
Rotational coverage131 mm/rot
kV steps70 – 140 kV @ 10 kV Steps
mA @ 70 kV, 80 kV650 mA, 750 mA
Spatial resolution0.30 mm
Table loadup to 307 kg / 676 lbs1
Gantry opening78 cm
Generator power200 kW (2 x 100 kW)
Slice acquisition2 x 128

 

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