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SOMATOM go.Open Pro is pending 510(k) clearance, and is not yet commercially available in the United States.

Introducing SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 – an advanced CT simulator that delivers accurate, reproducible patient modeling for treatments and individualized care. With a unique detector width, superb soft-tissue contrast, and intelligent 4D CT with breathing adaptation, it achieves exceptional clarity for confident treatment planning. Input from RT specialists guided the design, so the fully integrated hardware and software are tailored to your requirements. These pioneering features, combined with data synchronization acrossall components, allow you to master challenging cases and devote more time to your patients.

SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 helps you expand precision medicine and make individualized therapy available to more patients. This is an advanced, intelligent CT simulator that helps you push the boundaries to fight the most challenging cancers.

Features & Benefits

Clinical Use

Precision medicine, curative intent, and hypofractionatedtreatments hold enormous potential for patients. Yet they are only possible if the treatment planning data are absolutely precise. Many patients with conditions that present major challenges – such as the inability to hold one’s breath – miss out on the benefits because current CT simulation cannot manage the individual complexities they present. Poor-quality, imprecise information makes it especially difficult to target tumors and protect vital organs in these complex cases. In addition, error-prone workflows and time pressure can further hamper CT simulation.

We believe the future is in motion –and this belief shaped the development of SOMATOM go.Open Pro1. This advanced CT simulator provides accurate, reproducible patient modeling that can break down the barriers to modern treatments and individualized care.

Difficulties in providing the best care for challenging cases

  • Precision medicine, curative intent, and hypofractionatedtreatments have enormous potential
  • Patients with cancers such as lung, liver, and head and neck cancer miss out on this potential because their cases are too challenging for existing CT systems
  • Poor-quality, imprecise information makes it especially difficult to target tumors and protect healthy tissue

Push the boundaries for challenging cases

A CT simulator that provides exceptionally accurate and reproducible patient modeling could break down the barriers to moderntreatment methods and individualized patient care. SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 allows you to expand precision medicine and push the boundaries for challenging cases.

SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 delivers exceptional clarity for highly confident planning. With it, you and everyone on your team can remain at the forefront of your field for years to come.


Push the boundaries for lung/liver imaging

75% of the time patientsbreath irregular which leads to artifacts3

Accuracy is essential when irradiating moving targets. Yet many traditional CT scanners cannot deliver the image quality necessary for this kind of treatment planning. During 4D acquisition, they produce either too much or too little data, which causes interpolation or motion artifacts.

Patients often breathe irregularly during 4D acquisition, which causes image artifacts.

Reduce image artifacts for confident target margins with intelligent 4D CT thanks to Direct i4D4

Direct i4D4 is a 4D CT sequence that intelligently adapts to the patient’s breathing in real time. The algorithm monitors the breathing pattern throughout acquisition and reconstruction.

The result: Reducing unwarranted variations in the images can potentially decrease target margins.

Your benefits

  • Robust and simple 4D image acquisition for every user
  • Enables 4D images with virtually no artifacts related to incomplete breathing cycles
  • More confident treatment planning with potential for smaller target margins

 

Courtesy of University Hospital Aarhus, Denmark

Direct i4D4 provides images with almost no motion artifacts even irregular breathing patient. I see that respiratory cycles are intelligently skipped due to shallow breathing that normally causes image artifacts. That helps us to define more patient specific margin.5 Peter Albeck Qvistgaard
Head of radiography dept, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

World’s first CT simulator that generates contours for lung/liver cancer patients

DirectORGANS4 (optimized recon-based generative adversarial networks) is a revolutionary OAR contouring solution. It uses the power of image optimization and deep learning to streamline organ-at-risk contouring.

The result: Save time and reduce unwarranted variations with high-quality contours that approach the level of consensus-based contours.

Your benefits

  • Tailored treatment plans thanks to robust OAR contours, including ribs and lung lobes
  • Reduce unwarranted variations with high-quality contours
  • AI powered DirectORGANS4 provides streamlined OAR contouring thanks to optimized reconstruction

Courtesy of Radiology Department, Hospital Particular de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.


Push the boundaries for breast imaging

15% of patients don’t have sufficient breath-hold ability to be considered for DIBH6

Deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) is a widely accepted method of minimizing cardiac toxicity. Current CT simulators require a longer breath-hold (20 s)6 than is required in modern treatment techniques such as high-dose-rate therapies and fast cone beam CT.

Long breath-hold during CT simulation is uncomfortable for patients and can limit their access to tailored treatment.

Push the boundaries with reduced breath-hold times for deep inspiration breath-hold

By combining a 4-cm detector with fast rotation times (0.35 s4), SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 covers more of the patient’s anatomy in less time. An entire thorax scan takes less than 10 seconds.

The result: Reducing unwarranted variations in the images can potentially decrease target margins.

Your benefits

  • Deep inspiration breath-hold for more patients thanks less than 10-second scan
  • Confident breast contouring thanks to high image quality
  • Enhanced patient comfort and improved access to tailored treatment

Risk of a cardiovascular disease increases by 7.4% per 1 Gymean heart dose7

Minimizing cardiac toxicity in radiotherapy is highly related to the accurate cardiac OAR contours. Especially when it comes to organs like the heart, where movement artifacts in the images can be an additional problem.

Easily access cardiac substructures to tailor your treatment plan with the goal of minimizing the risk of cardiac toxicities.

Cardiac chamber segmentation paves the way for research in the field of cardiac toxicity

Push the boundaries with AI-powered DirectORGANS4 for precise heart chamber contours in breast cancer patients.

The result: Easily access cardiac substructures to tailor your treatment plan with the goal of minimizing the risk of cardiac toxicities.

Your benefits

  • Tailored treatment plans with high-quality OAR contours of cardiac substructures delivered directly from the CT simulator
  • Straightforward cardiac chamber segmentation may pave the way for research in the field of cardiac toxicity

Push the boundaries for head and neck imaging

Head and neck
The accuracy of target delineation for head and neck cancers is limited by the lack of soft-tissue contrast on CT. Wardman K et al. The feasibility of atlas-based automatic segmentation of MRI for H&N radiotherapy planning. J Applied Clin Med Phys. 2016; 17(4): 146–154.

Push the boundaries with TwinSpiral Dual Energy4 to improve target delineation

TwinSpiralDual Energy4 is a new form of dual-energy acquisition that uses a Tin Filter to achieve optimal spectral separation. By reducing scan times, it is especially suitable for cases involving motion.

The result: Precise target delineation thanks to improved soft-tissue contrast.

Your benefits

  • Better soft-tissue contrast improves target delineation (e.g., at 40 keV)
  • Less variability in target contouring8

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Dual Energy CT cookbook: A guide to Monoenergetic Plus imaging in RT, 2018 0.9 MB

SOMATOM go.Open Pro1 reinvents simulation

A straightforward, all-in-one solution for successful CT simulation

The flexible, intuitive system synchronizes data across all integrated components. It operates via one user interface and requires a single vendor service contract. This means you can spend less time managing CT simulation and more time focusing on your patients –in the comfortable and calming environment that SOMATOM go.Open Pro1creates for them.

Your benefits

  • Seamless and less error-prone CT simulation processes
  • Optimal image quality for target contouring
  • A comfortable and calming environment for patients, operators, and administrators

Technical Specifications

Bore size85 cm
sFoV60 cm
Acquired slices/reconstruction slices64/128
Z-axis coverage3.84 cm
Rotation time0.354, 0.5, 1.0 s
Table load227/3074kg (TG-66 compliant)
System footprint4 m2/43 ft2 (surface area covered by gantry and moving table top)
Min. roomrequirement17.3 m2/186.2 ft2

 

Related Products, Services & Resources

1SOMATOM go.Open Pro is pending 510(k) clearance, and is not yet commercially available in the United States.

2International Agency for Research on Cancer, https://www.iarc.fr.

3Werner R et al. Intelligent 4D CT Sequence Scanning (i4DCT). Best of Physics at ASTRO 2018.

4Optional.

5The statements by Siemens Healthineers’ customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

6Rice L et al. An effective deep-inspiration breath-hold radiotherapy technique for left-breast cancer: impact of post-mastectomytreatment, nodal coverage, and dose schedule on organs at risk. Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press). 2017; 9:437–446.

7Saunders M et al. Continuous hyperfractionatedaccelerated radiotherapy (CHART) versus conventional radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomisedmulticentretrial. CHART Steering Committee. Lancet. 1997; 350(9072):161–5.

8Dual Energy CT cookbook: A guide to Monoenergetic Plus imaging in RT, 2018. Courtesy of Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

9Up to 4 additional tablets are optional.