How can you deliver high-quality, affordable care to as many people as possible while optimize your institution’s financial performance? SOMATOM® Scope provides an answer – by focusing on the essence of CT. This cost-efficient scanner delivers outstanding image quality, at the right dose.
Highly reliable and easy to use, it saves you time and effort throughout your daily routine. And a flexible service model helps keep overheads under control, safeguarding your facility’s long-term competitiveness.
SIEMENS SOMATOM SCOPE
- Increased patient safety using low dose techniques.
- The modern system design allows for excellent patient access.
- Highly detailed imaging with very short breath-hold requirement using multislice CT.
- Ability to accommodate patients up to 440 lbs
- Short scan time
Dose Reduction Features
- Innovative technology automates customized the dose for each patient based on size, weight, and anatomy, providing high-quality images at a minimized dose.
- Industry’s leading detector material provides exceptional image detail at a reduced dose.
Exceptional Clinical Benefits
- Fast, minimally invasive vasculature evaluation of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities using CT Angiography.
- Cutting-edge technology delivers high-quality images, allowing visualization of small details.
- 24-row adaptive detector array
- Max. number of slices per rotation: 16 (acquired) / 32 (reconstructed)1
- 70 cm gantry with ±30° tilt
System software and applications
- CT Angiography
- Vessel View, with Automated Bone Removal
- Adaptive Signal Boost
- eCockpit: eStart, eMode and eSleep
- iMAR (iterative Metal Artefact Reduction)
- Dual Spire Dual Energy
- IVR (Interleaved Volume Reconstruction)
- CARE Filter
- CARE Topo
- CARE Dose4D
- CARE Dose Configurator
- CARE Bolus CT
- IRIS (Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space)
- SAFIRE (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction)
- FAST Positioning
- FAST Planning
- FAST kV
- FAST Wizard
- FAST Contact
- FAST Spine
- FAST 3D Align
- FAST IRS
- Minimal system footprint: 8 m²
- Power consumption ≤ 40 kVA
UFC – leading-edge detector material
Using Siemens’ proprietary Ultra Fast Ceramics (UFC), SOMATOM Scope provides excellent image detail even at low radiation doses. This industry-leading material2– also used in our top-of-the-line scanners – achieves exceptional overall efficiency thanks to high X-ray absorption combined with extremely effective conversion of X-ray energy into visible light, reducing noise in the images.
SOMATOM Scope features the latest version of UFC, which has been continuously improved over the last years.
Thanks to the SureViewTM reconstruction algorithm, SOMATOM Scope can produce first-rate images even at higher scan speeds. This feature provides that the scanner selects the right pitch value for the defined coverage and scan time, while retaining slice thickness and image integrity. This can be particularly valuable for performing submillimeter lung scans without reducing axial image quality.
Adaptive Signal Boost
Even in the most challenging cases, SOMATOM Scope produces excellent image quality. Adaptive Signal Boost amplifies low signals when high attenuation is present – such as when imaging obese patients or patients with metal implants. This reduces
streak artifacts, ensuring correct HU values are maintained without compromising on spatial resolution. By analyzing signal quality and integrating information from neighboring detector elements into areas with low signals, it can reduce image noise by up to 50%3.
IRIS – efficient iterative reconstruction
Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space (IRIS) delivers the same image noise reduction as raw-data-model-based iterative reconstruction, but in a fraction of the time – as the raw data is reconstructed only once. This innovative technology is ideal for cost-effective scanners: it significantly enhances spatial resolution while lowering image noise by up to 25%, enabling further dose reductions across a wide range of clinical applications. This is of particular benefit to children and patients requiring multiple scans.
Streamlining scan preparation is a vital factor for reducing examination time. FAST Planning automatically detects anatomic regions of interest (ROI) and sets the scan parameters accordingly. This makes CT scan set-up simple and intuitive, even for less experienced technicians. In addition, FAST Planning helps increase patient safety. The automatic parameter setting enables precise organ coverage without overscanning, and limits the need for rescans due to incorrect positioning.
FAST Spine1 helps streamline: the preparation of anatomically aligned spine reconstructions. The software detects and labels vertebrae within a predetermined scan area, and calculates their position for anatomically correct image reconstruction. This delivers a complete spine reconstruction in just 30 seconds, while reducing the risk of mislabeling associated with manual preparation.
FAST 3D Align
Even in challenging situations, such as working with uncooperative patients, in pediatrics or in trauma, you need to deliver timely clear clinical findings. FAST 3D Align1 automatically corrects misalignment of anatomic structures and aligns them to fit the selected reconstruction plane – for highly automated workflows. Moreover, it allows for side-by-side comparisons and adjusts the recon field of view selection. This eliminates manual steps and repeat reconstructions, saving effort, by delivering ready-to-read data.
The unique eCockpit suite, standard on all SOMATOM Scope scanners, enables more cost-efficient operation. The entire working day of a CT system was taken into consideration, from start-up to scanning to scan breaks. The features eStart, eMode and eSleep extend the scanner’s lifespan by preventing unnecessary wear and tear, and reduce overhead costs by minimizing energy consumption. And thanks to a high degree of automation, the features can be easily integrated into everyday workflows.