Computed Tomography for PediatricsYou think ahead. We innovate ahead. 

Computed tomography is critical to pediatric diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, but it also presents unique challenges. Pediatric CT imaging requires both precision and carefulness to accommodate children's heightened sensitivity to radiation, increased propensity for movement, higher heart rates, and the emotional stress of the scanning process.

Our Dual Source CT scanners, with one exceptional model featuring photon-counting technology, are engineered to provide high image quality for various patient groups, especially with the unique challenges of pediatric imaging.
At the same time, all Single Source scanners in our CT portfolio are capable of performing the majority of standard CT exams.

Designed with a patient-centric and simplified workflow with fast scan times and low radiation dose, our scanners help reduce the stress associated with imaging – for both children and their parents.


Low dose and high temporal resolution are fundamental in pediatric imaging. With photon-counting CT and Dual Source CT, our portfolio offers two technologies that offer vital benefits for your youngest patients. 

Photon-counting redefines the role of CT 

With NAEOTOM Alpha, the world's first photon-counting CT, we have introduced a technology that can contribute to a new role for CT in pediatrics. With low radiation dose, high spatial resolution and improved image contrast, it helps you address the challenges of pediatric imaging. 

Dual Source benefits meet accessibility 

SOMATOM Pro.Pulse is a smartly designed Dual Source CT scanner that combines the strengths of Dual Source technology with simpler scanning workflows and a range of dose reduction features. Ideal for pediatric applications, it delivers fast, low-dose scans and reduced motion artifacts, while streamlining installation and maintenance efforts for healthcare facilities. 

Take a closer look at how NAEOTOM Alpha and Dual Source CT can help pediatric patients.

NAEOTOM Alpha in clinical practice 

Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of photon-counting CT on pediatric exams: A customer shares his experience.

Teaser Whitepaper Dual Source- Cardiac Imaging

Dual Source CT white paper

Discover why the temporal resolution of Dual Source technology is important in pediatric exams.

Watch the video to learn more about the importance of exam preparation for young patients.

Children differ fundamentally from other patient groups in terms of their emotional and cognitive needs. To ensure smooth pediatric imaging exams and best possible treatment, Siemens Healthineers and its partners have developed a holistic approach. This includes child-friendly preparation and supporting materials – designed to help reduce the perceived stress level of medical staff, children, and parents.

Pediatric experience - MINITOM Kids

MINITOM Kids is our newest contribution to pediatric patient experience. This child-sized model scanner allows children to become familiar with the scan process through interactive exploration.

MINITOM Kids includes a moveable table, a button that creates scan noises, and a tunnel under the scanner which children can use to practice lying still in the bore. The attached tablet demonstrates how Gerda, the Brave Giraffe is scanned. Gerda is the protagonist of our children’s book for pediatric patient preparation, which is available in six languages.

Explore more pediatric imaging possibilities with two in-depth cases. The first one shows how chest CT angiography was used to assess an esophageal compression. The second one demonstrates the performance of SOMATOM X.ceed and myExam Companion in inner ear imaging.

Teaser Case Study double aortic arch with esophageal compression

Double aortic arch with esophageal compression

Read how the Turbo Flash mode of the SOMATOM Force enabled this examination of a 3-year-old patient with progressive dysphagia.

inner ear imaging teaser

Performance in high-resolution inner ear imaging

Discover how to assess extremely small structures, such as those in the inner ear, by combining technology features without compromising radiation dose.