Somatom Definition Flash computed tomography scanner for cardiac and other imaging

Somatom Definition Flash CT scanner for imaging

March 2010
Technology Description:


The Somatom Definition Flash produced by Siemens Healthcare is a type of computed tomography (CT) scanner comprising of a pair of sources and detectors that move around the patient in complementary spirals. It captures information more rapidly and with lower radiation exposure than a conventional single source/detector computed tomography scanner. The Somatom Definition Flash Scanner can be used to undertake imaging in those who cannot lie still for prolonged periods or who find it difficult to hold their breath. It also provides rapid and relatively low dose coronary artery imaging, cardiac stress perfusion scans and whole brain perfusion imaging.