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Following materials are currently available:

How to - Practical tips and tricks for CT scanning from the experts

Siemens SOMATOM Scanners are equipped with innovative technologies making CT scans tailored to the individual patient possible.

A series of flyers is available to help you to use these technologies to the fullest: experts from the Siemens CT Research & Development department share their knowledge with you.

Basic topics such as optimized patient positioning are addressed and special tips and tricks are provided for the examinations in challenging clinical situations. The flyers are meant to be placed next to the scanner so that you and your staff always have expert advice on dose reduction at the fingertips.

How to reduce dose in Pediatric CT imaging

As children are more sensitive to radiation than adults, it is of utmost importance to pay attention when imaging pediatric patients. This flyer includes tips and tricks guiding from patient preparation to protocol selection and the application of features such as CARE Dose4D.
This flyer applies to software versions syngo CT 2010 and earlier.


How to reduce dose in Cardio CT - SOMATOM Definition AS Family, syngo CT 2011A


The scanners of the SOMATOM Definition AS Family offer various scan modes to match the clinical requirements for different clinical situations in Cardio CT.
The flyer includes information about the appropriate scan mode and advice as to how reconstruction parameters should be chosen.


How to reduce dose in Cardio CT
SOMATOM Definition Flash, syngo CT 2011B


Coronary CT Angiography is one of the more challenging CT acquisitions in your daily practice. With the tips and tricks provided in this flyer, you will be prepared to decide on the scan mode and reconstruction settings. The unique technology of the Flash Spiral is covered, as are the other scan modes for Cardio CT on the SOMATOM Definition Flash.

How to scan with CARE Dose4D
syngo CT 2011


CARE Dose4D adjusts the tube current automatically for the individual patient and examination. This flyer provides information about the settings and how they can be customized to match the clinical needs of the institution based on the technology implemented in syngo CT 2011.


How to scan with CARE kV
syngo CT 2011


CARE kV makes automated tube voltage adjustment possible, and CARE Child even allows for scanning with 70 kV. This flyer includes information about the prerequisites and workflow, and information about the technology of tube voltage adaption.


How to scan children with FAST CARE
syngo CT 2011


The new dose management features will be especially beneficial to the youngest patients due to their increased sensitivity to radiation dosage. To meet special requirements in pediatric CT imaging, this flyer summarizes tips and tricks for scanning children with FAST CARE.


Clinical Poster Gallery

The following training materials are established to support you and your staff in daily clinical pratice.

Siemens Healthcare is happy to provide you with a brilliant way to educate staff and patients about the human anatomy as seen through a CT-scanner.

Perfect for the patient waiting room, the staff lounge or the wall of the reading room, these posters show the wide range of views that are easily created with a CT dataset. In every poster, key anatomy is clearly labeled and workflows explained.

International CT Image Contest 

In October 2009 CT customers from around the world were asked to submit clinical cases with the highest image quality obtained at the lowest possible radiation dose to participate in the world’s first CT image contest. The winning images are now available as an exclusive poster print. Every image is underlined by a jury statement and a dose meter, indicating the little amount of radiation dose applied.

CT Neuro Anatomy & Pathology
Together with Stephan Kloska, MD, from Muenster University, Muenster, Germany, Siemens Healthcare designed a poster focusing on anatomy and CT-specific landmarks relevant for CT angiographies of neck and head vessels. Information about a recommended stroke workflow is also included. The radiology department of Muenster performs around 5500 neuro examinations per year, providing the faculty has an extensive experience in neuroradiology.

CT Colonography

Thomas Mang, MD, and co-workers from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, have performed around 800 CTC exams on their SOMATOM Sensation 16 and 64 scanners over the last four years. Based on their experience with virtual colonoscopy, they have created a poster demonstrating the spectrum of CTC findings in colon diseases. All diseases are briefly described and extensively illustrated in 3D and 2D CT images, guiding and assisting users in the reporting of findings.

CT Intervention – Vertebroplasty

There has been a steady rise in the use of CT for biopsy and for image-guided, minimally-invasive therapies. Thanks to the excellent cooperation between Ralf Hofmann, MD, from the University of Munich, Campus Großhadern, Germany and Siemens a new clinical poster was designed. The poster informs, physicians and patients about state-of-the-art procedures in vertebroplasty, offering information regarding indications, contra-indications as well as access paths and results.


Do you prefer to learn at your own pace, at your own convenient time and place?

Exclusively for Siemens SOMATOM CT users we offer a huge variety of e-Learning programs on CD-ROM or on DVD.

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11th SOMATOM World Summit 2013, Orlando

Learn about state-of-the art technology with special attention on dose management and patient care, to optimize the clinical workflow in daily routine. Well known CT experts gave outstanding lectures covering themes such as Right Dose CT Imaging, Cardiology, Acute Care or New Horizons in Dual Energy.

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10th SOMATOM World Summit 2011, Hong Kong

Gain knowledge by watching the presentations from the well known CT Experts from around the world. Topics like Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Functional Imaging as well as Dual Energy can be reviewed.

Somatom Definition Flash, Somatom Definition AS and AS+

9th SOMATOM World Summit 2009:
Review a wide spectrum of presentations that help keep you updated on trendsetting developments in computed tomography, including applications in cardiovascular imaging, neurology, oncology, and acute care as well as low dose imaging options.Definition Flash, Definition, Sensation, EmotionDVDOrder


Recommended CT Literature

In addition to the comprehensive clinical curriculum Siemens offers, you will find here a list of recommended CT Literature to further deepen your knowledge.



Willi A. Kalender

Computertomographie - Grundlagen, Gerätetechnologie, Bildqualität, Anwendungen

Language: German or English
(Title in English: Computed Tomography - Fundamentals, System Technology, Image Quality, Applications)

ISBN: 978-3-89578-317-3

Maximilian F. Reiser, Christoph R. Becker, Konstantin Nikolaou, Garry Glazer

Multislice CT


ISBN-10: 3540331247
ISBN-13: 978-3540331247


Torsten B. Moeller, Emil Reif, Dyan Attwood-Wood

Taschenatlas Einstelltechnik.
Röntgendiagnostik, Angiographie, CT, MRT


ISBN-10: 313101783X
ISBN-13: 978-3131017833


Annemarie Grillenberger, Eveline Fritsch

Computertomographie - Eine Einführung in ein modernes bildgebendes Verfahren

Language: German

ISBN-10: 385076771X
ISBN-13: 978-3850767712

Heinz Morneburg

Bildgebende Systeme für die medizinische Diagnostik


ISBN-10: 3895780022
ISBN-13: 978-3895780028


Arnulf Oppelt

Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-89578-226-8



T. Johnson, C. Fink, S.O. Schönberg, M.F. Reiser (Eds.)

Dual Energy CT in Clinical Practice (October 29, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-642-01739-1



Simeon Abramson

The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0-07-166441-7



Francesca Pugliese

Multi-slice computed tomography of coronary arteries

Language: English

ISBN: 978-90-9023504-2



Matthew J. Budoff, Stephan Achenbach, Jagat Narula

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Language: English

ISBN 10: 3540723862
ISBN 13: 9783540723868


Jacques Remy, Martine Remy-Jardin

Intergrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCT


ISBN 10: 3540723862
ISBN 13: 9783540723868


Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Leschka, Thomas Flohr, Borut Marincek

Praxisbuch Herz-CT

Language: German

ISBN 10: 3540723862
ISBN 13: 9783540723868


Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Thomas G. Flohr, Christoph R. Becker, Andreas Knez, Maximilian Reiser

Multi-slice and Dual-source CT in Cardiac Imaging


ISBN-10: 1588293033
ISBN-13: 978-1-58829-303-9

Schoepf, U. Joseph

CT of the Heart
Principles and Applications


ISBN-10: 1588293033
ISBN-13: 978-1-58829-303-9


Oncology/ virtual Colonography

Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Schima

CT-Kolonographie - Virtuelle Koloskopie

Language: German

ISBN-10: 3-13-144921-7
ISBN-13: 978-3-13-144921-4

Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Schima

CT Colonography: A Guide for Clinical Practice

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3-13-147261-8


Mannudeep K. Kalra, Sanjay Saini, Geoffrey D. Rubin

MDCT: From Protocols to Practice


ISBN-10: 3-13-144921-7
ISBN-13: 978-3-13-144921-4


Stephan Achenbach, Thorsten Johnson, Kyung Soo Lee, Philipp Lengsfeld, Stefan Ulzheimer
Flash Imaging provides clinical expertise for the SOMATOM Definition Flash from all across the world. The authors share their best practices in regards to scan and contrast protocols and provide additional information as well as clinical cases for all important indications.
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-642-24593-0

CT Anatomy

Matthias Hofer

CT Teaching Manual

Language: English

ISBN (Americas): 9783131243539



Matthias Hofer

CT-Kursbuch: Ein Arbeitsbuch für den Einstieg in die Computertomographie

Language: German

ISBN-10: 3938103205
ISBN-13: 978-3938103203


Dual Energy

T. Johnson, C. Fink, S.O. Schönberg, M.F. Reiser (Eds.)

Dual Energy CT in Clinical Practice (October 29, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-642-01739-1