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

Cardiac Imaging
Head and Neck Imaging
Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging
Thoraco-Abdomen Imaging
Pediatric Imaging
Cardiac Imaging
80 kV
Scan time: 0.29 s
Scan length: 135 mm
CTDIvol: 1.36 mGy
DLP: 25.4 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.36 mSv
HR: 47-70 bpm (unstable)
  • Coronary artery scan for assessment of vessel disease
  • Outstanding image quality utilizing Turbo Flash mode (one heartbeat)
  • Precise patient dose selection with High Power 80

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Cardiac Imaging
80 kV
Scan time: 0.20 s
Scan length: 96.9 mm
CTDIvol: 1.42 mGy
DLP: 13.75 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.19 mSv
HR: 60 bpm
  • Coronary artery disease assessment with multiple calcified plaques
  • High Power and 10 kV Steps enable precise patient dose selection
  • Turbo Flash mode for low- dose, low-motion imaging

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
Cardiac Imaging
80 kV
Scan time: 0.21 s
Scan length: 101.8 mm
CTDIvol: 1.47 mGy
DLP: 14.9 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.2 mSv
HR: 61 bpm
  • Coronary artery scan for assessment of CAD
  • High Power and 10 kV Steps enable precise patient dose selection
  • Turbo Flash mode for low-dose, low-motion imaging

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
Cardiac Imaging
120 kV
Scan time: 0.73 s
Scan length: 322.5 mm
CTDIvol: 5.43 mGy
DLP: 175.1 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 2.45 mSv
HR: <65 bpm
  • Long-range coronary bypass follow-up scan
  • Precise patient dose even with full functional study incl. valves & LIMA bypass graft at below 7 mSv
  • Long-range cardiac imaging without compromising image quality

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
Cardiac Imaging
100 kV
Scan length: 143 mm
CTDIvol: 50.55 mGy
DLP: 721.0 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 10 mSv
HR: 50 (49-53)

5 min delay (Dual Energy)
100/Sn140 kV
Scan length: 131 mm
CTDIvol: 52.57 mGy
DLP: 689.5 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 9.6 mSv
HR: 60 (58-61)
  • Post-stent follow-up with delayed enhancement visualizing myocardial scar
  • Dual Energy with high temporal resolution for precise myocardial spectral imaging
  • High-resolution stent imaging due to StellarInfinity detector

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
80 kV
Scan time: 0.54 s
Scan length: 282 mm
CTDIvol: 0.97 mGy
DLP: 27.4 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.41 mSv
HR: 50 bpm
  • Gated heart and aorta scan for work-up of ascending aortic aneurysm
  • Turbo Flash mode with ECG gating
  • Scan range beyond detector width in one heartbeat

Courtesy of Northwestern Memorial, Chicago IL, USA
Cardiac Imaging
110 kV
Scan time: 0.57 s
Scan length: 263 mm
CTDIvol: 3.87 mGy
DLP: 101.7 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.42 mSv
HR: 61 bpm
  • Gated heart and aorta scan for coarctation assessment
  • Turbo Flash mode with ECG gating
  • Scan range beyond detector width in one heartbeat
  • 10 kV Steps for precise dose selection

Courtesy of Northwestern Memorial, Chicago IL, USA
Head and Neck Imaging

Vascular CTA

80/Sn140 kV
Scan time: 24.2 s
Scan length: 160 mm
CTDIvol: 39.17 mGy
DLP: 626.7 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 1.3 mSv
  • CT brain for assessment of cerebral bleeding
  • Clinically routine brain imaging with Dual Energy
  • Enabled by wide spectral separation and dose-neutral DSDE

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
Head and Neck Imaging
Sn100 kV
Scan time: 12 s
Scan length: 105.6 mm
CTDIvol: 1.65 mGy
DLP: 20.9 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.04 mSv
  • Spectral-shaped (Sn100 kV) sinusitis examination
  • Tin-filtered scans reducing sinus CT dose to X-ray levels

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Head and Neck Imaging
80 kV
Scan time: 8.47 s
Scan length: 585.2 mm
CTDIvol: 3.63 mGy
DLP: 315 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 3.9 mSv
  • Full-body angiography for severe aortic dissection work-up
  • High Power 80 driving low- dose, low-kV imaging, driving precision for all

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging
Sn100 kV
Scan time: 0.72 s
Scan length: 330 mm
CTDIvol: 0.43 mGy
DLP: 14.2 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.4 mSv
  • Patient with shortness of breath for lung assessment
  • Ultra-low-dose scan with Tin Filter and Turbo Flash mode

Courtesy of Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria
Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging
90 kV
Scan time: 4.53 s
Scan length: 448 mm
CTDIvol: 3.68 mGy
DLP: 165 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 2.4 mSv
  • Abdominal aortic scan for assessment of vascular pathology
  • High Power and 10 kV Steps enable precise patient dose selection even in larger patients

Courtesy of Spire Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Thoraco-Abdomen Imaging
100/Sn140 kV
Scan time: 14.8 s
Scan length: 342 mm
CTDIvol: 4.84 mGy
DLP: 165.5 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 2.4 mSv
  • Active bleeding indicating new fracture
  • Clinically routine bone marrow imaging with Dual Energy
  • Enabled by wide spectral separation and dose-neutral DSDE

Courtesy of Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
Pediatric Imaging
70 kV
Scan time: 0.33 s
Scan length: 134 mm
CTDIvol: 0.28 mGy
DLP: 5.6 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.52 mSv
  • Thoracic CT without breath-hold – patient with congenital malformations of the thoracic vessels
  • Turbo Flash mode scans at 75 ms temporal resolution enabling high image quality at low dose
  • High power 70 enables low dose and contrast media (volume and concentration)

Courtesy of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pediatric Imaging
70 kV
Scan time: 0.33 s
Scan length: 142 mm
CTDIvol: 0.54 mGy
DLP: 11.3 mGy*cm
Eff. dose: 0.82 mSv
  • Pediatric thoracic CT with free breathing and no sedation, patient rolling at time of scan
  • 70 kV – CARE Child protocols can be performed with Turbo Flash scan modes
  • Lower dose in highly sensitive patients
  • Scan even a moving patient, as seen in this case

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

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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