SOMATOM Definition AS+: The world’s fastest single source CT scanner.
The system with its 128 slices/per rotation has industry’s highest rotation speed of 300 milliseconds. The system is capable of performing a longitudinal scan at 5mm, a 90 degree to the longitudinal scan at 5mm and a radial scan at 10 mm of a meter of core in about 20 seconds.
All scans are performed with the lowest possible radiation dose thereby addressing this growing concern on radiation exposure.
The idea behind Dual Source CT is as simple as ingenious: it is merely using two X-ray sources and two detectors at the same time. The result? You get double temporal resolution, double speed, and twice the power. Further, the Siemens’ ‘award winning’ and integrated in the system allows finer imaging details at higher speed.
Siemens‘ proprietary ‘Z Sharp’ technology provides CT images with previously unknown sharpness, diagnostic detail, clarity, and speed.
In addition, z-UHR Technology pushes the boundaries of ultra-high spatial resolution to unparalleled 0.24 mm isotropic detail.