SOMATOM Force
Get two steps ahead with Dual Source CT

SOMATOM Force
SOMATOM Force
 
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Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence, workflow performance, and expert leadership. Our Dual Source CT scanner SOMATOM Force enables new levels of image quality, clinical outcomes, and ultimately precision medicine. Intelligent automation supports safe, standardized, and highly performant workflows – allowing reproducible precision. And thinking beyond today, you’re connected to the future with an ever-growing expert community and exclusive access to our advanced research environment.

Features & Benefits

Download our digital product brochure

Discover the interactive SOMATOM Force brochure. It offers a wealth of information about our CT scanner and interactive content, including image galleries and movies.1 The digital brochure is available as both iPDF and ePUB format.

  • Enjoy the SOMATOM Force interactive brochure on your desktop computer or on the go, using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or dedicated e-reader device.
  • The iPDF requires the free Acrobat Reader. The ePUB file can be opened with an e-book reader, a reader app, a Mac computer, or an iPhone.
  • You can download the interactive brochure for offline reading.
  • Please note: Because the iPDF has 367.7 MB and the ePUB 380 MB, the download can take up to a few minutes (depending on your Internet connection).

 1Internet connection is required to view the linked movies.

 

Get two steps ahead in clinical excellence

SOMATOM Force supports high-precision diagnosis, reliable therapy response evaluation, and improved care for every individual.

  • Bring image quality to the next level – with free-breathing and powerful imaging: Scan obese, elderly, unconscious or uncooperative patients without sedation, minimized motion artifacts, and high-resolution imaging.
  • Improve patient care – with gentle and ultra-low-dose scanning: With SOMATOM Force, you can reduce the amount of contrast media required, leading to improved patient well-being.
  • Make sound decisions – with 4D imaging at half the dose and dose-neutral Dual Energy: With 4D imaging and Dual Energy CT, you get high-quality images rich in information for more precise decisions – at low dose.

 


Get two steps ahead in workflow performance

Get consistent images with our FAST Integrated Workflow and adapt scanning parameters to offer patients personalized scanning.

  • Position patients precisely – with FAST Integrated Workflow: Our FAST 3D Camera supports fast, accurate positioning and the Touch Panels allow you to stay with your patient.
  • Accommodate the smallest to the tallest – with personalized scanning: Outstanding speed, power reserves, and sensitivity: SOMATOM Force adapts to every need. And smart automation adjusts scan parameters to every individual.
  • Zero-click postprocessing with Rapid Results: Get zero-click postprocessing within the selected scan protocol, and fast and reproducible results – independent of operator skills.
     

 


Get two steps ahead in expert leadership

Increase your reputation by spearheading medical innovation – and share advanced clinical knowledge in a circle of peer experts.

  • Advance your research – with professional tools: Develop and share algorithms, test reading prototypes, and explore new trends in our syngo.via Frontier1 research environment.
  • Connect with peers and lead a global community: Gain access to a community of clinical experts that regularly shares knowledge and the latest medical developments peer-to-peer.
  • Expand your capabilities and rethink your way of working: With Dual Source imaging, CT started to transform care delivery. One of the most prominent examples of change is trauma imaging.
     

 

Clinical Use

occult ruptured aneurysm

Emergency case of occult ruptured aneurysm

  • Scan time: 16.62 s
  • Scan length: 742 mm
  • 100/Sn150 kV
  • CTDIvol: 8.77 mGy
  • DLP: 642.2 mGy cm

Dual Source Dual Energy (DSDE) CT enables fast whole-body imaging at low radiation dose levels, also suitable in emergency cases as shown in this case of an occult ruptured aneurysm. Improved evaluation with contrast enhanced DSDE.

Courtesy of University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
1 Requires license syngo.via Cinematic VRT.
Left iliac artery stenosis and right fibular artery occlusion

Left iliac artery stenosis and right fibular artery occlusion

  • Runoff / 4D
  • Scan time: 9 s / 47 s
  • Scan length: 1,248.8 mm / 634 mm
  • 110 kV / 70 kV
  • CTDIvol:2.15 mGy / 28.83 mGy
  • DLP: 279 mGy cm / 1,739 mGy cm

Adaptive 4D Spiral scan at half the dose

Courtesy of University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Free-breathing lung scans

Free-breathing lung scans to assess underlying pathology

  • Scan time: 0.2 s
  • Scan length: 141 mm
  • Sn100 kV
  • CTDIvol: 0.15 mGy
  • DLP: 3.2 mGy cm

Precise diagnosis enabled by ultra-low-dose CT even without sedation required.

Courtesy of University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Inner ear examination

Inner ear examination to rule-out acoustic neuroma

  • Scan time: 3.51 s
  • Scan length: 57.2 mm
  • 90 kV
  • CTDIvol: 8.69 mGy
  • DLP: 109.9 mGy cm

Outstanding image details: The very small focal spot enabled by VectronTM X-ray tube technology, in conjunction with UHR mode, made it possible to display very fine bone structures.

Courtesy of Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection in patient with renal insufficiency

  • Scan time: 1.07 s
  • Scan length: 740 mm
  • 80/80 kV
  • CTDIvol: 2.09 mGy
  • DLP: 154.6 mGy cm

High Power scanning with Turbo Flash mode. Low kV scanning to support reduction of contrast media.

Courtesy of Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Turbo Flash cardiac imaging

Turbo Flash cardiac imaging with RCA irregularities without significant stenosis

  • Scan time: 0.17 s
  • Scan length: 125 mm
  • 70/70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 1.77 mGy
  • DLP: 29.3 mGy cm

The high temporal resolution (66 ms) combined with the Turbo Flash mode delivers outstanding images even with high and unstable heart rates such as in this case.

Courtesy of Baotou City No. 8 Hospital, Baotou, P.R. China
Dynamic angiography

Dynamic angiography of AAA with endoleak

  • Scan time: 36 s
  • Scan length: 222 mm
  • 70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 43.46 mGy
  • DLP: 905 mGy cm

Low kV imaging with VectornTM X-ray tube: Dynamic 70 kV scan with only 12 mL of contrast media reveals endoleak in this patient with severe renal insufficiency.

Courtesy of University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
ECG triggered Turbo Flash scan of coronary, carotid and cerebral arteries

ECG triggered Turbo Flash scan of coronary, carotid and cerebral arteries

  • Scan time: 0.61 s
  • Scan length: 488.5 mm
  • 100/100 kV
  • CTDIvol: 4.14 mGy
  • DLP: 202.4 mGy cm

Outstanding image quality even with unstable and high heart rates. Turbo Flash mode covers 737 cm/s showing coronary arteries with finest details. Acquisition done with only 40 mL of contrast media agent.

Courtesy of Bautou Central Hospital, Bautou, PR China
Infant after foreign body aspiration

Infant after foreign body aspiration

  • Scan time: 0.48 s
  • Scan length: 334 mm
  • Sn100 kV
  • CTDIvol: 0.02 mGy
  • DLP: 0.7 mGy cm

Spectral shaped Sn100 kV scans for very low dose in foreign aspiration imaging.

Courtesy of Astrid Lindgrens Childrens Hospital, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Schweden
Free-breathing thoracic CT with aortic coarctation

Free-breathing thoracic CT with aortic coarctation

  • Scan time: 0.28 s
  • Scan length: 128 mm
  • 70/70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 0.72 mGy
  • DLP: 13.2 mGy cm

Free-breathing and sedation free CT with Turbo Flash mode. VectronTM X-ray tube enables low kV scan.

Courtesy of University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Heart scan for analysis of cardiac anomaly

Heart scan for analysis of cardiac anomaly

  • Scan time: 0.61 s
  • Scan length: 79 mm
  • 70/70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 1.16 mGy
  • DLP: 9.1 mGy cm

VectronTM X-ray tube enables low kV scans even with high heart rates. StellarInfinity detector reduces image noise and enhances spatial resolution.

Courtesy of Astrid Lindgrens Childrens Hospital, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Schweden
Abdominal CT with suspicious lesions in the liver

Abdominal CT with suspicious lesions in the liver

  • Scan time: 6.85 s
  • Scan length: 315 mm
  • 80/Sn150 kV
  • CTDIvol: 4.58 mGy
  • DLP: 130.23 mGy cm

Uncompromised, precise Dual Energy with tissue differentiation.

Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Dual Energy evaluation of pulmonary embolism and lung perfusion

Dual Energy evaluation of pulmonary embolism and lung perfusion

  • Scan time: 4.12 s
  • Scan length: 355 mm
  • 80/Sn150 kV
  • CTDIvol: 7.78 mGy
  • DLP: 298.7 mGy cm

Uncompromised and precise Dual Energy tissue differentiation with wide spectral seperation.

Courtesy of University Hospital Calmette, Lille, France
Extended dynamic imaging of peripheral vessels

Extended dynamic imaging of peripheral vessels for vascular abnormality evaluation

  • Scan time: 47.1 s
  • Scan length: 433.2 mm
  • 70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 23.57 mGy
  • DLP: 1,404 mGy cm

Dynamic angiography up to 80 cm Adaptive 4D SPiral. Scan at low kV keeps the dose down.

Courtesy of University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Volume perfusion of liver lesion for work-up

Volume perfusion of liver lesion for work-up

  • Scan time: 28.5 s
  • Scan length: 294 mm
  • 70kV
  • CTDIvol: 48.17 mGy
  • DLP: 1,015.7 mGy cm

Adaptive 4D Spiral scan at half the dose with low kV.

Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Dynamic myocardial stress perfusion to look for effect of stenosis

Dynamic myocardial stress perfusion to look for effect of stenosis

  • Scan time: 33.41 s
  • Scan length: 104.3 mm
  • 70 kV
  • CTDIvol: 43.08 mGy
  • DLP: 455 mGy cm

66 ms temporal resolution for systolic scanning potential. Low kV imaging to keep dose as low as possible in 4D imaging.

Courtesy of Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PR China
DE bypass cardiac CT scan

DE bypass cardiac CT scan for analysis of coronary stenosis and bypasses patency

  • Scan time: 10.9 s
  • Scan length: 208.4 mm
  • 90/Sn150 kV
  • CTDIvol: 10.99 mGy
  • DLP: 230.9 mGy cm

Cardiac CT scans exceeding 16 cm with 66 ms temporal resolution, low dose and Dual Energy information.

Courtesy of MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, USA
Dual Energy thorax and abdomen incl. spine for post trauma evaluation

Dual Energy thorax and abdomen incl. spine for post trauma evaluation

  • Scan time: 12.08 s
  • Scan length: 555 mm
  • 100/Sn150 kV
  • CTDIvol: 5.28 mGy
  • DLP: 276.5 mGy cm

Widest spectral separation enables uncompromised Dual Energy spectral imaging of syngo.CT DE Bone Marrow.

Courtesy of University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
CT thorax to follow-up bilateral pneumonia

CT thorax to follow-up bilateral pneumonia

  • Scan time: 0.45 s
  • Scan length: 311 mm
  • Sn100 kV
  • CTDIvol: 0.09 mGy
  • DLP: 2.8 mGy cm

Ultra-low-dose scan with Tin Filter and Turbo Flash mode.

Courtesy of Bautou Central Hospital, Bautou, PR China

Dynamic myocardial perfusion

Watch Koen Nieman, MD PhD, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and learn how to do a dynamic myocardial perfusion

Technical Specifications

X-ray tubes2 x VectronTM X-ray tubes
Detectors

2 x StellarInfinity detectors with anti-scatter 3D collimator grid

Number of acquired slices 384 (2 × 192) slices
Rotation time up to 0.25 s1
Temporal resolution up to 66 ms1
Generator power 240 kW (2 x 120 kW)
kV settings70 – 150 kV, in steps of 10 kV
Spatial resolution 0.24 mm1
Max. scan speed 737 mm/s1 with Turbo Flash
Table load up to 307 kg/676 lbs1
Gantry opening 78 cm

 

1Option

Further optional highlights: FAST Integrated Workflow, FAST 3D Camera, iMAR, Dual Energy and Adaptive 4D Spiral (up to 80 cm for dynamic angio)

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