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Peripheral/Extremity Imaging

Ankle images at very low dose levels can be achieved using a Sn100 kV protocol with Siemens’ unique Tin Filter. The effective dose is comparable to that of conventional radiography.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: Sn100 kV, 415 mAs
Scan time: 3 sDLP: 39 mGy cm
Scan length: 103 mmCTDIvol: 3.14 mGy
Rotation time: 1.0 sEff. dose: 0.03 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Cardiac Imaging

With the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube, a heavy patient with unstable heart rate can be scanned at only 90 kV. The adaptive cardiac sequence with best systolic and diastolic detection allows ejection fraction calculation at a low dose.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 90 kV, 177 mAs
Scan time: 6.48 sDLP: 135.53 mGy cm
Scan length: 137.2 mmCTDIvol: 9.80 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 1.89 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Cardiac Imaging

In this large patient, a full myocardial wall function scan was achieved at a dose level of under 5 mSv. Siemens’ unique Tin Filter and 10 kV Steps enables cardiac imaging at very low dose levels.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 90 kV, 255 mAs
Scan time: 3.10 sDLP: 298.8 mGy cm
Scan length: 137.5 mmCTDIvol: 18.70 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 4.2 mSv

(Image: Fakultni Nemocnice Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic)


Cardiac Imaging

This patient required a long scan range for a LIMA bypass graft to visualize full myocardial wall function. The StellarInfinity detector with integrated IR further enhances clinical imaging beyond only the detector width at low doses.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 90 kV, 255 mAs
Scan time: 10 sDLP: 474.2 mGy cm
Scan length: 301 mmCTDIvol: 14.67 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 6.64 mSv

(Image: Fakultni Nemocnice Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic)

Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

For patients with shortness of breath, Siemens’ unique Tin Filter allows high speed, low dose, and good image quality in the shoulder region. Superfast Scanning at Sn140 kV, enabled by the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and with CAREScreen, potentially removes the need for examinations with breath-hold.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: Sn140 kV, 26 mAs
Scan time: 0.76 sDLP: 29.1 mGy cm
Scan length: 306 mmCTDIvol: 0.79 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 0.4 mSv

(Image: Fakultni Nemocnice Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

SOMATOM Drive delivers high image quality lung imaging in larger patients at dose levels lower than currently estimated background doses.1 CARE kV automatically selects the correct kV for each individual patient enabling high image quality imaging without significantly increasing dose levels.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 120 kV, 50 mAs
Scan time: 2.89 sDLP: 154 mGy cm
Scan length: 266 mmCTDIvol: 4.91 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 2.16 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)

Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

Thanks to the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube, 80 kV scanning is also possible with Adaptive 4D Spiral. This combination enables robust 4D studies with high temporal sampling, at a low dose for the best possible diagnosis.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 110 mAs
Scan time: 13 sDLP: 346.5 mGy cm
Scan length: 148 mmCTDIvol: 22.37 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 4.8 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)

Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

This pediatric scan shows a low-dose study of a 22-month-old patient unable to understand breathing instructions and not sedated. The combination of the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and Superfast Scanning at low kV enables good image quality and no breathing artifacts – all at a low dose.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 70 kV, 67 mAs
Scan time: 0.33 sDLP: 11.3 mGy cm
Scan length: 142 mmCTDIvol: 0.54 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 0.82 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)

Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

This pediatric scan shows a low-dose study of a 9-year-old patient unable to understand breathing instructions and not sedated. Low dose and good image quality achieved with no motion or breathing artifacts due to Superfast Scanning at low kV.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 52 mAs
Scan time: 1.0 sDLP: 35.9 mGy cm
Scan length: 433 mmCTDIvol: 0.73 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 1.57 mSv
Contrast media: 25 mL @ 400 mg/mL 

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

This whole body CTA – head to toe CTA – at a low dose is achieved with the StellarInfinity detector and Integrated IR. This provides high image quality – spatial and contrast resolution – scanning at low doses. The scan time is kept slower with special contrast injection protocol to enable runoff in one scan.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 130 mAs
Scan time: 28 sDLP: 244 mGy cm
Scan length: 1616 mmCTDIvol: 1.44 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 1.68 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

High isotropic spatial resolution and high contrast resolution result in excellent quality abdominal scan showing a tight stenosis of the mesenteric veins leading to the portal vein. SOMATOM Drive with the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube with High Power 80 enables 80 kV scanning at low doses – useful for patients who require regular follow-up studies.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 228 mAs
Scan time: 8.63 sDLP: 169.4 mGy cm
Scan length: 408 mmCTDIvol: 4.00 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 2.5 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

SOMATOM Drive shows a single-phase CTA of the abdomen with contrast media. High Power 80 enables an endoleak scan at low kV to enhance the contrast significantly.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 155 mAs
Scan time: 3.29 sDLP: 123 mGy cm
Scan length: 302.4 mmCTDIvol: 4.06 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 1.84 mSv
Contrast media: 70mL @ 370 mg/mL 

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

In this patient with a hip implant, iMAR (iterative Metal Artifact Reduction) improves visualization of previously artifact impaired vessels and structures – without a loss of image quality.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 120 kV, 220 mAs
Scan time: 9.5 sDLP: 315 mGy cm
Scan length: 878 mmCTDIvol: 3.63 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 4.7 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)

Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

To visualize the full arterial and portal venous vascular supply, the kV is selected for a deliberate biphasic injection. CARE kV automatically selects the appropriate kV for this 11-year-old patient who was scanned at 90 kV with a precise dose and quick scan speed. This is enabled by the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and 10 kV Steps.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 90 kV, 67 mAs
Scan time: 0.58 sDLP: 140 mGy cm
Scan length: 231 mmCTDIvol: 1.38 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 4.8 mSv
Contrast media: 35 mL @ 370 mg/mL 

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Head and Neck Imaging

Neuro imaging with SOMATOM Drive delivers high image quality with low contrast detectability for enhanced grey-white matter differentiation (head non-contrast media).

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 90 kV, 192 mAs
Scan time: 7.6 sDLP: 294.9 mGy cm
Scan length: 170 mmCTDIvol: 3.63 mGy
Rotation time: 1.0 sEff. dose: 0.6 mSv

(Image: Fakultni Nemocnice Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic)


Head and Neck Imaging

Very low dose levels can be achieved using a Sn100 kV protocol with Siemens’ unique Tin Filter. The effective dose is comparable to that of conventional radiography.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: Sn100 kV, 108 mAs
Scan time: 12 sDLP: 20.9 mGy cm
Scan length: 105.6 mmCTDIvol: 1.65 mGy
Rotation time: 1.0 sEff. dose: 0.04 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

This study shows a full head to pelvis CTA to identify dissection. The required high spatial resolution is achieved with the Straton® MX Sigma X-ray tube and generator combined with the integrated IR. SOMATOM Drive with High Power 70 & 80 keeps dose levels low – without compromising on focal spot size.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80 kV, 278 mAs
Scan time: 8.47 sDLP: 315 mGy cm
Scan length: 585.2 mmCTDIvol: 3.63 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 3.9 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

Dual Energy study to identify any persistent enhancing lesions in the pancreas after a resection. Dose-neutral Dual Energy imaging with Siemens’ unique Tin Filter enables wide spectral separation (80/Sn140 kV) for the most accurate Dual Energy analysis.

Collimation: 32 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 80/Sn 140 kV, 137/175 mAs
Scan time: 11 sDLP: 331 mGy cm
Scan length: 244 mmCTDIvol: 12.66 mGy
Rotation time: 0.5 sEff. dose: 5 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)


Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging

This post-stent abdominal CTA patient study requires a long scan time and range with high temporal sampling. Long-range dynamic 4D studies with Adaptive 4D Spiral and manually chosen 100 kV help reduce any effect of the stent on image quality.

Collimation: 128 x 0.6 mmTube settings: 100 kV, 100 mAs
Scan time: 25.32 sDLP: 1350 mGy cm
Scan length: 148.8 mmCTDIvol: 87.08 mGy
Rotation time: 0.28 sEff. dose: 20.2 mSv

(Image: Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital AKH, Vienna, Austria)

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1estimated global average of 2.4 mSv.