SOMATOM Definition Flash
“Redefining standards“ VS. “Trapped in traditions“ – Second best is not an option.
Left aortic arch with aberrant right subclavian artery & pig bronchus
The Flash spiral mode with 458 mm/s allows examinations without breath-hold or sedation in non-cooperative patients like children.
Aortic coarctation and patent ductus arteriosus
CARE Child facilitates 70kV scans, CARE Dose4D reduces the mAs accordingly – making sure that for our most delicate patients (children), the radiation dose is as minimal as possible.
Abnormal origin of the RCA
High temporal resolution of DSCT with 75 ms allows freezing motion in cardiac CT, resulting in a clear visualization of coronaries.
Patent LAD stent
The Stellar detectors significantly reduces slice blurring, resulting in a more precise visualization of calcified lesions and in-stent restenosis evaluation.
Adenosine-stress myocardial perfusion
The heart perfusion mode dynamically covers the complete heart with sufficient temporal resolution even for high heart rates induced by Adenosine.
Flash Spiral obtains all relevant structures, including coronary arteries, for pre-procedural Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation planning in a single scan in less than 2 s.
Active Bone Metastases from SCLC
Dual Source Dual Energy examinations in combination with syngo.via DE Bone Marrow allow for the precise characterization of lesions.
Complicated renal cysts
Dual Source Dual Energy scanning uses both tubes at the same time with different kV settings – allowing for virtual non-contrast images, thus eliminating additionalnon-contrast scans.
Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysms with Arteriovenous Fistula
CARE kV automatically adapting the kV for the dedicated patient and examination type allows for low dose run-off studies.
ADMIRE (Advanced Modeled Iterative Reconstruction) – Arterial Abdomen
ADMIRE1 allows for excellent image quality and sharp delineation of soft tissue borders.
Childhood Moyamoya Disease before and after surgical revascularization
Adaptive 4D Spiral technology delivers quantitative perfusion information of whole organs and the whole brain. Additionally, the use of low kV settings reduces dose dramatically.
Extensive athrosis of the talocalcanean and subtalar joint
By using UHR scan modes, even smallest lesions can be clearly visualized.
Cochlear implant in adequate location
The Stellar detectors and Edge technology deliver z-UHR-like high resolution inner ear images, providing excellent image quality even in smallest regions.
iMAR2 (iterative Metal Artefact Reduction) – Grading of inserted pedicle screws for stabilization
iMAR allows for iterative metal artefact reduction no matter if the artefacts are caused by implants such as dental fillings, screws, plates or prosthesis iMAR helps to boost the image quality and makes sure a sound diagnosis can be done.
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.
2This feature is 510(k) pending. Not available for sale in the U.S.
iMAR is designed to yield images with a reduced level of metal artifacts compared to conventional reconstruction if the underlying CT data is distorted by metal being present in the scanned object. The exact amount of metal artifact reduction and the corresponding improvement in image quality achievable depends on a number of factors, including composition and size of the metal part within the object, the patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. It is recommended, to perform iMAR reconstruction in addition to conventional reconstruction.