Siemens has received FDA go ahead to bring the Stellar Detector technology to SOMATOM Definition Flash dual-source tomographs in the U.S. The company makes a bold claim that this is “the first fully integrated detector that virtually eliminates electronic noise.”
The scanner can perform cardiac scanning in a quarter of a heartbeat with a temporal resolution of 75 ms, providing low distortion images of the moving organ, even without breath holding.
With the addition of Siemens’ TrueSignal technology – which, for the first time, integrates the electronic detector components into the photodiode to reduce power consumption – the new Stellar Detector significantly reduces electronic noise and improves the signal-to-noise ratio of CT images created by the SOMATOM Definition Flash. The electronic noise reduction capabilities would not be possible without the cutting-edge Ultra Fast Ceramics (UFC) detector material that is available across all Siemens CT scanners. The UFC advantages of high X-ray absorption, short afterglow and luminous efficiency ultimately enable efficient CT acquisition. With the Stellar Detector, noise reduction is possible from the very small to the very large – pediatric as well as bariatric patients.
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