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Important Technical Features /

Parameters
Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS+ (
128 Slice / Rotation )
Philips Brilliance iCT SP ( 128 Slice / Rotation ) Remarks
MinimumFull 360 degreegantry Rotation
Time
300 msec in standard mode. ( SingleSegment Temporal
Resolution 150 ms )
300 msec in standard modes (Upgradableto 270 msec
with RateResponsiveToolkit only for Cardiac Mode) (
SingleSegment standard Temporal Resolution 150 ms )
Comparable
Gantry Aperture 78 cm 70 cm SOMATOM Definition AS+offers thelargest Gantry
Boreof theradiology segment to facilitatetrauma/ non-
co operative/ claustrophobic / ICU ( with accessories ) &
therapy planning patients
Gantry Tilt +/- 30 degrees +/- 30 degrees Comparable
Gantry Z-Axis Depth 93.5 cm 97.0cm SOMATOM Definition AS+offers theslimmest possible
Gantry of theMD segment to facilitateeasier
intervention procedures.
Detector Material Solid StateUltra Fast Ceramic ( UFC ) Detector
Material
Conventional GOS - TACH 2 Detector Material Only Siemens uses thelatest UltraFast Ceramic ( UFC )
detector material for high resolution & low doseimaging.
No. of EffectiveDetector Rows / Channels 64 Rows of Detectors/ 128 Acquisition Channel 64 Rows / 128 Channel Siemens is thepioneer of this Z Sharp technology -
which today , industry follows with different names like
Smart Focal Spot (Philips)
No. of Slices per Rotation 128 Slices / Rotation 128 Slices / Rotation Siemens is thepioneer of this Z Sharp technology -
which today , industry follows with different names like
Smart Focal Spot (Philips)
Total Acquisition Speed in Terms of Number
of Slices / Sec
426 slices/sec 426 slices/sec Comparable
No. of effectivechannels per row 1472 1344 TheSOMATOM Definition AS+offers much higher
receiver channels for moreraw data/ morecrisp IQ.
Number of Projections Upto4608 / 360 degreerotation Upto2320 / 360 degreerotation SOMATOM Definition AS+provides morenumber of
projections for moreraw datafor unmatched image
resolution. Philips iCT SP offers theminimum
projections / roration dueto very old GOS detector
material.
Generator Rating 100 KW 100 KW ( 120 KW Option ) Comparable
TubeTechnology Siemens uniqueSTRATON X Ray Tube iMRC X Ray Tube TheSOMATOM Definition AS+ offers latest
technology Direct AnodeCooling X Ray Tube.
TubeAnodeHeat Storage Siemens-Unique"0 MHU" ultra-compact STRATON
tubewith extremely high cooling capacity
(equivalent to 50 MHU based on conventional tube
technology)
Spiral GrooveBearing - equivalent to 30 MHU Comparable
TubeAnodeCooling Rate 7300 KHU/min 1600 KHU/min TheSOMATOM Definition AS+ offers latest
technology Direct AnodeCooling X Ray Tubefor much
better clinical performance.
KV Output 80, 100, 120, 140 KV 80, 120, 140 KV Comparable
mA Output 20 to 800 mA in steps of 1mA 10 to 850 mA in steps of 5mA Comparable
Real TimeDoseModulation During Scanning Yes- "CARE Dose 4D" principle
for saving of upto 66% radiation
dose- tubecurrent is modulated
real time& on thefly during scanning based
on attenuation of X-Ray beam
through thepatient anatomy
(Siemens Unique)
ACS Automatic Current Selection +Z DOM +D DOM -
Not real time& on thefly doseregulation. Based on
initial Topo data- potential problemarea- not proper
dosecontrol in caseof changein patient position.
TheSOMATOM Definition AS+ scans with much less
patient dose& is considered as oneof themost dose
efficient CT Scanner in theindustry.
Short Comparison - Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS+ ( 128 Slice ) & Philips Brilliance iCT SP ( 128 Slice ) CT Scanners
A. GANTRY
B. DETECTOR
C. X-RAY GENERATOR & TUBE
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Important Technical Features /
Parameters
Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS+ (
128 Slice / Rotation )
Philips Brilliance iCT SP ( 128 Slice / Rotation ) Remarks
Short Comparison - Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS+ ( 128 Slice ) & Philips Brilliance iCT SP ( 128 Slice ) CT Scanners
Special / Additional X Ray DoseReduction
Techniquefor reduction of un-used patient
dose.
Adaptive Dose Shield - Intelligent & automatic X Ray
doseshielding on collimator end to reducethepre& post
scan additiolal exposuteto thepatient during thescan.
EclipseDoseRight AdaptiveDoseShield is uniqueto Siemens for additional
X Ray dosereduction caused by pre& post scan for a
multi slicedetector.
HardwareSpecifications Quad Core2.66 GHz High PerformanceComputer
System
Quad Core2.66 GHz High PerformanceComputer
System
Comparable
ImageReconstruction Speed 40 images/sec 20 images/sec SOMATOM Definition AS+offers moreadvanced HW
& SW for faster datareconstruction & transfer.
Workstation Syngo CT 3D - MM Workstation with fully integrated
Cardiac Engine
Extended BrillianceWorkplace Comparable
Max TopogramLength 160 cm 160 cm Comparable
Max Schnabel Range 160 cm 160 cm Comparable
Reconstruct ableSliceThickness Down upto 0.400 mm Minimumis 0.625 mm SOMATOM Definition AS+can go upto much thinner
slices for higher spatial resolution. This is possibledueto
UFC Detector material.
Max Spatial Resolution at 0% MTF 17.4 lp/cm at 2% MTF and high resolution up to 30
LP/cm
Only 13 LP/cmin standard mode& upto only 24 LP/cm
in Hi-Res mode.
Philips uses GOS detectors and they are30% less
efficient than UFC detectors
Even with therecently introduced detector material (
Gemstone) - which is having better after Glow &
absorption characteristic compareto their very old Hi
Light Detector Material - it is yet to catch-up the
Siemens UFC technology on all thetechnical aspects
likeShorter After Glow / Higher X Ray Absorption Rate
( for low doseimaging ) / Higher Spatial Resolution. (
Gemstonedetectors areused by GE is their discovery
750 HD CT but that CT is alos only 64 sliceacq /128
slicereconstruction CT ).
Extended Field of View Option 78 cm( optional ) Not possible Extended FOV is extremely useful for obesepatients &
Therapy Planning.
Temporal Resolution - 1 sector recon 150 msec 150 msec Comparable
Temporal Resolution - 2 sector recon 75 msec 75 msec Comparable
Connection Value 140 KVA 225 KVA Definition AS+is moreenergy efficient & requires much
less power connecrion.
No. of High End Multi Slice/ Dual Source
CT Units in India
DSCT - 9
128 Slice - 10
64 Slice - 40
40 Slice - 16
DSCT - 0 ( NA )
128 Slice - 0 ( NA ) ,iCT SP in modi hosp new delhi
64 Slice - 35
40 Slice - 0 ( NA )
Likethesituation all over World , Siemens is now the
only established Cardiac CT vendor in thecountry with
comprehensiveinstall basesupported by theexperiences
Application & ServiceTeam.
I. INSTALLATION BASE IN INDIA
F. SCANNING PARAMETERS
G. CARDIAC CT
H. POWER REQUIREMENT
D. ADDITIONAL DOSE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE
E. MAIN CONSOLE / WORKSTATION
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