SOMATOM On.siteBringing critical care imaging to your patient

Our mobile head CT scanner SOMATOM provides access to the known SOMATOM image quality, right at your patient’s bedside. This will change the way you can serve ICU patients suffering from acute and critical head conditions enabling you to transform care delivery at your hospital.

  • Reduce patient transports
  • Optimize staff deployment
  • Achieve consistent and reliable image quality at the point of care

Características y Beneficios

Staff move an ICU patient bed along a hospital hallway

Providing CT scans of the head for critically ill patients, e.g. from Intensive Care Units (ICU) is crucial but often challenging.

  • Patient transports from the ICU to the radiology department are associated with complex logistical hurdles that can require up to five staff members.1
  • Inhouse patient transports bear an increased risk of complications for patients: >71% of ICU patients experience adverse events during transport specifically to the CT suite.2
  • Scanning of ICU patients at the radiology department impacts CT availability for other patients by blocking off more than double the time of conventional exams.3

Experience mobile head CT scanning with SOMATOM image quality right at the patient’s bedside:

  • Reducing transport to the radiology department can prevent related complications and allow your staff to concentrate on what matters most: providing care for the patients in the ICU department.
  • Acquiring images directly at the patient's bedside may speed up diagnostics and following decisions and steps.
  • Offering mobile CT imaging directly in the ICU allows the radiology department to create additional scanning capacity in the Radiology department for acute head scans in case of non-availability of the stationary CT scanner. Scanning patients directly in the ICU ward will empower your streamlined imaging workflows.

Reduce patient transports

  • SOMATOM permits CT imaging of the head directly on the ICU ward, which reduces complications associated with patient transportation from intensive care wards to the radiology department.
  • Performing CT scans at the patient's bedside helps staff to reach fast treatment decisions.

Optimize staff deployment

  • ICU staff can focus more on their core tasks and care for their patients when they do not need to accompany the transports. 
  • Reduction of physical burden and fatigue on staff as the transfer of the patient to a dedicated scan table is not required anymore.

Achieve consistent and reliable image quality at the point of care

  • Touch UI in combination with myExam Companion makes scanner operation intuitive and easy - and therefore also possible for cross-trained staff.
  • Mobile CT imaging reduces the number of ICU patient scans in the radiology department, potentially resulting in more streamlined utilization of stationary systems and staff, along with less efforts in CT scan room preparation (e.g., cleaning).

  1. Telescopic scanner design
    the telescopic gantry glides on the stationary system trolley providing support for several workflow steps
  2. Easy scan set-up and fast workflow with myExam Companion powered by GO technologies (Scan&GO, Check&GO and Recon&GO), intuitive Touch UI
  3. Self-shielding system design
    with lead-shielded gantry and radiation shields covering the front and back of the gantry bore
  4. 32-slices Stellar detector and dedicated X-ray tube

  5. Convenient patient positioning
    with integrated shoulder board and head holder: precise iso-centric positioning, 35 cm bore opening for neuro imaging
  6. SOMATOM core technologies
    iMAR and SAFIRE
  7. All-in-one system design
    with integrated computers
  8. Smart driving concept

    supported by a slim and easy to maneuver system design, motorized system trolley and an integrated front camera for the drive mode

Uso Clínico

Brain window
Courtesy of Siemens Healthineers

SOMATOM brings SOMATOM image quality to the patient's bedside. It is combining proven technologies from existing SOMATOM scanners with newly designed components.

Especificaciones Técnicas

Scanner type

Mobile head CT scanner


2.4 cm Stellar detector

Iterative Reconstruction


Metal artifact reduction


kV steps

80, 120 kV

Spatial resolution

0.75 mm

Gantry opening

35 cm

Slice acquisition