CT scan machine SOMATOM X.cite

with myExam Companion

Intelligent imaging. Excellence empowered.


The number and complexity of radiological procedures are increasing. This calls for new solutions: Intelligent navigation. Patient-friendly design. Personalized imaging. Consistent standards.

SOMATOM® X.cite offers all that. Together with the unique guidance of myExam Companion and myNeedle Companion, the CT scanner enables excellent clinical decisions in diagnostic and interventional procedures. Find out how SOMATOM X.cite empowers excellence in computed tomography – from routine to advanced procedures.

Features & Benefits

SOMATOM X.cite with myExam CompanionFAST 3D CameramyExam CompanionVectron® X-ray tubeVPI and Patient Observation CameraGO technologies

Mobile Workflow

Large 82 cm bore

StellarInfinity detector®Low kV imaging and Tin Filter

Multi-purpose patient table

myNeedle Companion

    SOMATOM X.cite with myExam Companion facilitates scans and workflows

    With its two digital Companions, SOMATOM X.cite provides unique guidance to support you in your daily work. myExam Companion offers intuitive, interactive guidance through any CT scan. myNeedle Companion helps simplify targeted needle placement even in complex CT interventions. And our Mobile Workflow allows you to spend more time at your patient’s side.

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    myNeedle Companion: Simplify CT-guided needle procedures

    Easily plan, navigate, and monitor basic in-plane or double-angulated procedures in 2D and 3D. The integrated lasers automatically project the needle entry point and insertion angle.

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    Mobile Workflow with SOMATOM X.cite CT scanner

    Mobile Workflow: A whole new way to operate the scanner

    Stay close to your patients: Prepare a scan via tablet, start it with the remote control, keep an eye on patients even when they are inside the gantry, and preview the images directly on the tablet.

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    Extra room to help patients feel relaxed

    From enhanced interfaces that improve communication between you and your patient to the large bore and the tablet-based Mobile Workflow: SOMATOM X.cite is designed to transform how patients interact with both you and the CT scanner and how they perceive their care.

    Patient-friendly design

    Discover how the patient-friendly design of the SOMATOM X.cite CT scanner helps patients relax.

    Intuitive color-coded guidance

    Help patients hold their breath at the right time. Experience the Visual Patient Instruction (VPI) from a patient’s perspective.

    Relaxing Moodlight

    Choose between different colors – and create a comfortable environment for you and your patients.

    Drive standardization across modalities

    myExam Companion, myNeedle Companion, and Shui® – the design system of Siemens Healthineers – provide you with common interfaces across multiple modalities. Combined with our digital solutions, they can help you redefine and standardize protocols across your institution, optimizing clinical workflow, staffing schedules, results, and productivity.

    Automated guidance with myExam Companion

    Automated guidance

    myExam Companion helps optimize scan parameters individually for every patient – and supports consistent image quality across your fleet.

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    Universally available across your modalities

    myNeedle Companion brings a universal workflow and user interface to selected CT and angiography systems from Siemens Healthineers.

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    One user interface across modalities

    One user interface across modalities

    Shui is our new, consistent user interface with standardized buttons across all our modalities and software solutions.

    Clinical Use

    SOMATOM X.cite generates the comprehensive information that can help you diagnose with precision and confidence – no matter the patient or procedure. The power stems from its outstanding imaging chain, which includes the Vectron® X-ray tube. The user guidance comes from myExam Companion, which tailors acquisition to the individual patient.

    Technical Details

    X-ray tube

    Vectron® X-ray tube


    StellarInfinity detector®

    Number of acquired slices


    Spatial resolution

    0.30 mm

    Rotation time

    0.3 s*

    In-plane temporal resolution

    150 ms*

    Generator power

    105 kW

    Max. scan speed

    up to 21.7 cm/s

    Max. mA (70, 80, 90 kV)

    1,200 mA

    Gantry opening

    82 cm

    Gantry cooling


    Table load

    307 kg / 676 lbs*

    Installation space

    One room concept < 17 m2 / 183 ft2 (Subject to local regulations. Safety distances must be checked according to country-specific requirements.)