More speed, less radiation
Second Generation Dual Source
Until this point, the radiation dose required for a heart scan was between 8 and 30 millisievert (mSv). SOMATOM Definition Flash lowers the dose to under one mSv, a fraction of a person’s natural radiation exposure per year, (around 2.4 mSv). This is made possible through overlap-free data recording and numerous other improvements to the Dual Source concept. A quarter of a second is now all it takes for an artifact-free heart scan and 5 seconds are all that are needed to scan from head to toe.