Samsung Electronics debuted its OmniTom mobile 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at RSNA 2017. OmniTom received 510(k) FDA clearance for the U.S. market on August 18, 2017.
OmniTom features an array of improvements from Samsung’s CereTom CT scanner, including:
- Improved workflow: OmniTom is the world’s first mobile imaging device with omni-directional wheels, maximizing mobility and allowing easier and quieter movement in small spaces.
- Superior image quality: 16-slice (0.625 mm per slice) advanced data acquisition system with effective dose optimization.
- Expanded use: Maintains a small footprint ideal for mobile use while increasing the gantry opening to 40 cm for improved coverage of adult head and neck, and full body pediatric scanning.
- Enhanced safety system: OmniTom features an internal drive system, making portability less strenuous, while also offering smart-sensing collision avoidance software to maximize control and patient safety.