Siemens Healthcare – SOMATOM Definition Edge CT
The relaunched SOMATOM Definition Edge CT system from Siemens Healthcare features the TwinBeam Dual Energy X-ray tube, which enables, for the first time, simultaneous imaging at two different energy levels in a single-source CT scanner. This simultaneous generation of dual energy images offers tissue characterization in clinical situations such as difficult-to-diagnosis abdominal lesions that may demonstrate only subtle enhancement. The Edge’s acquired dual energy datasets are preprocessed intelligently directly after acquisition; the system also can send datasets automatically to the PACS via Siemens’ Fast DE Results technology. The Edge also offers the iterative metal artifact reduction feature iMAR, which enables simple artifact reduction even in challenging cases such as bilateral hip implants.