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Scanner typeDual Source
Max. scan speed458 mm/s
In-plane temp.-res.75 ms
Rotational coverage131 mm/rot
kV steps70 – 140 kV @ 10 kV Steps
mA @ 70 kV, 80 kV650 mA, 750 mA
Spatial resolution0.30 mm
Table loadup to 307 kg / 676 lbs*
Gantry opening78 cm
Generator power200 kW (2 x 100 kW)
Slice acquisition2 x 128


Dual Source technology

The Dual Source CT technology allows you to achieve precise dose and superfast scanning, fitting to each patient’s needs regardless of age, size and weight. The unique Dual Source gantry and high-pitch table introduce precise CT imaging at unprecedented acquisition speed and temporal resolution.

StellarInfinity detector with integrated iterative reconstruction

With the StellarInfinity detectors with integrated iterative reconstruction (integrated IR), SOMATOM Drive is driving a new level of integration of software and hardware. The high resolution of the StellarInfinity detectors create excellent image quality with reduced noise.

CARE Screen with Tin Filter

The CARE Screen with Tin Filters on both tubes, allows you to lower the dose whilst maintaining image quality. The filters optimize the X-ray spectrum by filtering out the parts of the X-ray beam that are rarely useful for imaging. This combination of low doses and high diagnostic reliability makes SOMATOM Drive ideal for future applications such as spinal diagnostics and orthopedic examinations.

Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tubes and Simga generators

SOMATOM Drive is equipped with the new Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and Sigma generators and High Power 70 & High Power 80 that enables low dose scanning whilst freezing motion at maximum speed. It’s optimized for low kV imaging to reduce scan time, while maintaining exceptional image quality. SOMATOM Drive uses the power of both tubes for fast scanning.

Unique 10 kV Steps

SOMATOM Drive with Dual Source technology is equipped with unique 10 kV Steps, which along with CARE kV allows a precise user independent kV selection. That allows optimum image quality and precise dose for more patients.

Superfast Scanning

SOMATOM Drive delivers 2 x 100 kW generator power that achieves precise imaging for any patient. With both tubes complimenting each other, even at low kV, a high table feed, ultra-fast data transmission, and a gantry that can perform a full rotation in 0.28 seconds enables Superfast Scanning with SOMATOM Drive.

Adaptive 4D Spiral

The Adaptive 4D Spiral achieves whole-brain and whole-organ coverage for perfusion imaging and enables low-dose CT angiography and dynamic CT diagnostic confidence with 4D imaging that exceeds the detector width and allows you to act faster and be more confident in your treatment decisions as before. The new Adaptive 4D Spiral visualizes vascular flow or anatomical motion with up to 48 cm dynamic coverage on SOMATOM Drive.

Power Buffer

With a single high power input converted to dual high power output, the new Power Buffer helps provide access to Dual Source technology where infrastructure has previously been a limitation.

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