- The Touch UI makes scanner operation intuitive and easy.
- Mobile CT head imaging reduces the number of ICU patient scans performed in the radiology department, potentially resulting in more streamlined utilization of stationary systems and staff.
Bringing critical care imaging to your patients
The SOMATOM On.site from Siemens Healthineers provides mobile head CT imaging with reliable and consistent quality right at your patient's bedside.
Change the way you care for ICU patients suffering from acute and neuro critical conditions, and transform care delivery at your hospital.
- Minimize patient transport
- Optimize staff deployment
- Achieve reliable and consistent image quality at the point of care
Why bring the patient to the scanner
Providing CT head scans for critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) is crucial yet challenging.
- Transporting patients from the ICU to the radiology department is a delicate and complex process requiring up to five staff members to leave their other duties behind. 1
- Patient transport can be associated with an increased risk of complications for patients: More than 71% of ICU patients experience adverse events during transport specifically to the CT suite. 2
- Scanning ICU patients in the radiology department impacts CT availability for other patients by blocking off more than twice as much time as conventional exams.2,3
when you could bring the scanner to the patient
Experience mobile head CT scanning with reliable and consistent image quality right at the patient’s bedside.
- Reducing transport to the radiology department could prevent transport-related complications and allow your staff to concentrate on what matters most: providing optimal care for all patients within the department.
- With fast access to mobile CT head imaging directly at the Point of Care, physicians can make treatment decisions quickly, monitoring changes in the patient’s condition or reacting to complications in the moment, potentially allowing for better outcomes.
- Offering CT imaging directly in the ICU allows your radiology department to maintain their schedule. Point of Care bedside CT head imaging for critically ill patients can increase workforce efficiency and streamline the imaging workflow.
SOMATOM Image Quality
All-in-one system design
- Integrated computers allow flexibility for patient scans in small spaces where additional equipment would be a hindrance.
- Slim and easy system with a built-in trolley & batteries.
- Integrated patient support accessories.
Smart driving concept
- The motorized trolley with an ergonomic drive handle allows easy maneuvering to the patient’s bedside.
- The integrated camera provides the user real-time viewing on the Touch UI.
- Slow and fast drive modes for system transport and maneuvering.
Convenient patient positioning
- Integrated patient support accessories include patient scan support (head holder for neuroimaging) and body support (shoulder board for neuro imaging)
- No need for bed adapters or special connectors to address individual patient bed design
- Telescopic scanner design allows the gantry to glide away from the patient, offering ample space for patient positioning until you are ready to start scanning
- 35 cm gantry bore opening
Easy scan set-up and fast workflow
- Intuitive Touch UI
- GO technologies provide guidance for cross-trained staff through the scanning process
- Recon&GO performs automated postprocessing and automatically uploads the images to PACS
- Single-operator design
Telescopic scanner design
- SOMATOM On.site features a telescopic gantry that glides on the stationary system trolley base during the scanning process.
- The telescopic gantry contributes to consistent and reliable CT image quality: the trolley remains stationary during the image acquisition, reducing motion artifacts typically caused by scanner movement.
Self-shielded system design
- Attachable radiation shields cover the front and back gantry openings.
- The telescopic gantry houses the moving scanner components, with the tube and detector moving away from the patient or the front gantry. This innovative approach reduces scatter radiation compared to conventional mobile CT scanners that don’t deploy this design.
The SOMATOM On.site brings reliable image quality to the patient's bedside by combining proven technologies from existing SOMATOM scanners with newly designed components.
Thanks to the latest advances in digital healthcare, myExam Companion provides built-in expertise. And thanks to workflow guidance provided by GO technologies, the system is easy to use and enables greater consistency across your entire team, allowing you to acquire optimal images.
|Scanner type||SOMATOM On.site|
|Detector||2.4 cm (Stellar UFC)|
|Physical detector rows||32|
|Detector row thickness||0.75 mm|
|Tube voltage||80, 120 kV|
|Tube current||3-25 mA (increments of 1 mA)|
|kW output/generator power||3 kW|
|Gantry aperture||35 cm|
|Scan field/FOV||26 cm, HD FOV 35 cm*|
|Scan range||24 cm|
|Pitch||0.35 – 1.5 (in steps of 0.05)|
|Iterative reconstruction algorithms||SAFIRE, iMAR|
|Reconstruction slice thickness options||0.8, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 10.0 mm|
|Tube cooling||Hybrid (air & water)|
|Image transfer||Wireless and LAN connection to hospital network|
|Batteries||4 rechargeable lead-acid batteries (4 x 12V)|
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1 Barnes E. Portable CT brings lower costs, reduce risk to ICU. AuntMinnie.com; 2008.)
2 Masaryk, TJ., Kolonick R, Painter T, Weinreb DB. The economic and clinical benefits of portable head/neck CT imaging in the intensive care unit. Radiol Manage [Internet]. 2008 Mar-Apr [cited 2019 Aug 15]:30(2):50-54. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18431942
3 Agrawal, D., et al. (2016). Bedside computed tomography in traumatic brain injury: Experience of 10,000 consecutive cases in neurosurgery at a level 1 trauma center in India. Neurology India, 64(1), 62 and Masaryk et al. (2008). The economic and clinical benefits of portable head/neck CT imaging in the intensive care unit. Radiology Management March/April 2008: 50-54. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26754994/