SOMATOM Definition Edge
“Exceeding expectations“ VS. “Accepting the average“ – Second best is not an option.
Coronary CTA for higher heart rates
Introducing a rotation speed of 0.28 s, and a temporal resolution of 142 ms to clinical CT routine, the SOMATOM Definition Edge provides excellent image quality in cardiac imaging even for higher heart rates of more than 80 bpm.
TAVR planning with a pitch of 1.7
With an acquisition speed of up to 23 cm/s (pitch 1.7), the SOMATOM Definition Edge boosts contrast media efficiency and substantially shortens scan times, especially in pre-procedural TAVI/TAVR planning.
Plaque differentiation with 0.5 mm slices
Routinely high rotation speed, combined with Edge technology and 0.5 mm slices, delivers additional diagnostic information for more plaque differentiation.
Comprehensive stroke assessment
The Adaptive 4D Spiral puts perfusion scanning on a new level. Being able to evaluate perfusion deficits in a very short time, and to effortlessly acquire scan range beyond detector coverage, greatly improves stroke assessment and workflow.
Emergency Care for obese patients
The SOMATOM Definition Edge provides outstanding tube and generator power and faster scan speeds (up to 23 cm/s) to optimal image quality even in challenging cases, for example obese patients.
Emergency Care for pediatric patients
In challenging cases, such as this 9 months old baby with suspected bronchia stenosis, the SOMATOM Definition Edge’s fast pitch (of 1.7) and higher rotation time (of 0.28s) allow for acquiring diagnostic information with free breathing at a low dose of DLP 2 mGy cm.
iterative Metal Artifacts Reduction (iMAR)
iMAR technology applies iterative corrections to reduce metal artifacts effectively. Even in challenging cases, such as two hip prostheses, the pelvic anatomical structures can be clearly visualized.
ADMIRE1, the latest generation of iterative reconstruction, greatly enhances image quality while reducing radiation dose. This pediatric cerebral examination was achieved using a radiation dose of CTDIvol 21.1 mGy in combination with ADMIRE.1
Automated spine reconstruction and labeling
FAST Spine helps streamline workflows when reconstructing spine datasets. In challenging cases, such as this 13 years old boy with scoliosis, the benefits of reduced door-to-image time boost diagnostic accuracy and confidence – and make a huge difference in patient management.
Rule out of pulmonary diseases
The Stellar Detector technology, in combination with high-end iterative reconstruction algorithms, such as SAFIRE2 and ADMIRE,1 facilitates ruling out pulmonary disease at an early stage, using low doses.
Smaller tumor visualization
This case shows a small tumor, adjacent to a tibial metal fixation. With iMAR, Siemens presents an exclusive iterative metal artifact reduction technique that enhances diagnostic confidence and provides clear guidance for biopsy.
1In clinical practice, the use of ADMIRE may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task
2In clinical practice, the use of SAFIRE may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. The following test method was used to determine a 54 to 60% dose reduction when using the SAFIRE reconstruction software. Noise, CT numbers, homogenity, low-contast resolution, and high contrast resolution were assessed in a Gammex 438 phantom. Low dose data reconstructed with SAFIRE showed the same image quality compared to full dose data based on this test. Data on file.