Mobile CT Scanner Provides Real-Time POC Imaging
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 12 Dec 2017
Image: The OmniTom mobile CT (Photo courtesy of Samsung NeuroLogica).
An innovative 16-slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner delivers high quality non-contrast CT, CT angiography, and CT perfusion scans at the point-of-care (POC).
The new Samsung NeuroLogica (Danvers, MA, USA) OmniTom uses a combination of rapid scan time, an ultra-small footprint, and the advantage of immediate image viewing to make it an indispensable tool for collecting real time data on critically ill patients. OmniTom features an array of unique mobility features, including a small footprint and omnidirectional wheels to maximize maneuverability and allow easier and quieter movement in small spaces. In addition, OmniTom features an internal drive system, making portability less strenuous, while also offering smart-sensing collision avoidance software to maximize control and patient safety.
An increased gantry opening of 40 cm allows improved coverage of the adult head and neck area, and full-body pediatric scanning. The 16-slice (0.625 mm per slice) advanced data acquisition system offers effective dose optimization and highly advanced noise data acquisition system (NDAS) detectors which have been combined with a 24-bit processing chain that never compresses the data, leading to clearer images with ultimately low artificial noise. In addition, automatic exposure control (AEC) provides mA modulation during helical and axial scanning in order to regulate dose and image quality.
The system is controlled via an intuitive user interface based on Windows 10 that offers touch control, vocal feedback, and animations. Advanced reconstruction is available for three dimensional (3D) and multiplanar imaging, mean slab, maximum/minimum intensity projection, and oblique datasets. Metal artifact and other correction algorithms can also be added to the primary reconstruction, including noise reduction, Iodine delivery rate (IDR), windmill artifact reduction, automatic bolus tracking and contrast injector triggering to maximize workflow efficiency.
“OmniTom embodies Samsung’s commitment to providing leading technologies to healthcare providers by combining our key values of access, accuracy, and efficiency,” said Dongsoo Jun, President of Health and Medical Equipment at Samsung Electronics, and CEO of Samsung Medison. “We’ve made a CT product that’s lighter, more mobile, more accurate and faster, and we hope the many doctors and technicians will be able to use it to benefit their patients.”