Somatom Definition Flash

Added Apr 12, 2017

Manufactured by Siemens Healthcare

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Categorised under: Imaging > CT scanners > Dual Source


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This dual source scanner is one of Siemens most popular scanners.

Rapic scan times and low doses along with the now 'standard' iterative reconstruction alogorithms yield great quality scans.

This scanner has a scan time of 0.6 seconds and temporal resolution of 75ms making cardiac scanning possible without beta blockers.

'Flash spiral' scanning mode allows a table feed of 458mm/sec making paediatric scanning without sedation possible.


Technical specifications:


Detector2 x Stellar detector
Number of slices2 x 128
Rotation time0.28 s1
Temporal resolution75 ms1, heart-rate independent
Generator power200 kW (2 x 100 kW)
kV steps70, 80, 100, 120, 140 kV
Isotropic resolution0.33 mm
Cross-plane resolution0.30 mm
Max. scan speed458 mm/s1 with Flash Spiral
Table loadup to 307 kg / 676 lbs1
Gantry opening78 cm


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