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SOMATOM go.Now & SOMATOM go. Up Hardware Overview Online Training

SOMATOM go.Now & SOMATOM go.Up Hardware Overview Online Training  describes the hardware components and system features of the SOMATOM go.Now & SOMATOM go.Up CT Scanners. 

Welcome to the SOMATOM go. Hardware Overview online training course. This training will introduce you to the following features and components of the first two members of the SOMATOM go. platform, SOMATOM go.Now and SOMATOM go.Up: Patient Table Gantry Table Foot Switch Tablet Remote Scan Control (RSC) Control Box The training will also provide a general summary of the two scanners. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the six (6) components of the gantry front Compare the wireless and wired Remote Scan Control (RSC) Describe the function of the tablet Recognize the operating state of the scanner based on the indicator on the Control Box Differentiate between the manual buttons of the RSC and Control Box Congratulations. You have completed the SOMATOM go. Hardware Overview Online Training course. Listed below are the key points that have been presented. Select the link below to view/print your review material before proceeding to the final quiz. Download and print a copy of the Course Review. Identify the six (6) components of the Gantry front 1. The Halo assembly is a feature that is mounted on the Gantry front and allows the operator to keep better watch on the patient from the control room. 2. The Laser Light Markers are three laser beams that emanate from the Gantry front and assist with patient positioning.   3. There are four (4) connectors located at the bottom right of the Gantry for various connections depending on the scanner's system configuration. 4. The Connector Box is located on the right side of the Gantry and is a key locked box that houses service options. There are two USB ports, the scanner's only on/off power button, and an SD card interface. 5. The main interaction device in the examination room is the Remote Scan Control (RSC). 6. You can attach the Tablet to the Gantry via the cradle. The tablet is charged when it is attached to the Gantry and the system is powered on. Compare the wireless and wired RSC to identify the two (2) different functions between the controls The wired RSC has the same function keys as the wireless RSC, except for the Out of Range indicator and the Low Battery indicator. The wireless RSC is limited to a certain operating range. The Out of Range indicator blinks when you are at the limit of the operating range, and it turns to red when you are out of the operating range. The connection is then turned off. Evaluate the function of the tablet A tablet is offered* and allows the operator to perform workflows in the exam room, such as a head exam consisting of the topogram and one scan range. The tablet is synchronized with the syngo Acquisition Workplace and data is communicated wirelessly. (*Excluding countries where regulatory approval is not available) Determine the operating state of the system based on the indicator on the control box When the scanner is idle, the start key for the control box is green. When the scanner is in use, the start key is yellow indicating that the scanner is radiating. Differentiate the manual buttons of the RSC and Control Box The majority of the manual buttons on the RSC (wireless and wired) also appear on the Control Box with a few exceptions: Control Box Only: Volume keys Hear Patient Key Call Patient Key Stop key Wireless RSC Only: Low Battery Indicator Out of Range Indicator The SOMATOM go. platform is a scanner family that consists of the SOMATOM go.Now and SOMATOM go.Up.  These scanners offer low-dose technology with the option of mobile operation and workflow automation.  The remainder of this online training will review only the features that are present in both scanners.   SOMATOM go. Platform Introduction Learn more about SOMATOM go.Now and SOMATOM go.Up. Tab TitleTextSystem Features SOMATOM go.Now SOMATOM go.Up 1.1 cm Stellar detector width and sub-millimeter slices over the whole detector width 2.2 cm Stellar detector width and sub-millimeter slices over the whole detector width Digital tilting and X-CARE technology to keep patients safer Mechanical tilting: 30 degrees, directional Table fixed at specially selected and fully operational height* Speed and accuracy for neurovascular imaging Accuracy and low-dose for routine clinical fields Low-dose technologies for lung cancer screening and colon imaging Good iodine contrast and precise timing for angiography Able to perform calcium scoring exams *The SOMATOM go.Now can also be configured with the vertically moving table (227 kg/ 500 lbs).Patient Table Comparison   SOMATOM go.Now SOMATOM go.Up Max. Scan Length 1250 mm 1600 mm Max. Table Load 160 Kg (353 lbs)* 227 Kg (500 lbs) Table Height 740 mm (fixed) 600-885 mm (adjustable)   *The SOMATOM go.Now can also be configured with the optional 227 Kg patient table. System Specifications   SOMATOM go.Now SOMATOM go.Up Scanner Type Single Source Single Source Detectors Stellar Detector UFC (Ultra Fast Ceramics) Stellar Detector UFC (Ultra Fast Ceramics) Rotation Time 0.8*, 1.0, 1.5 s 0.8*, 1.0, 1.5 s kV Steps (Sn =Tin Filter) 80, 110, 130, Sn110, Sn130 kV 80, 110, 130, Sn110, Sn130 kV Tube Current Range 10-240/400* mA 10-240/400* mA Resolution - 2% MTF 15.0 Ip/cm 15.1 Ip/cm Max. Table Load 160 kg/ 353 lbs (227 kg/ 500 lbs*) 227 kg/ 500 lbs Gantry Opening 70 cm 70 cm Scan Field 50 cm/ 65 cm with HD FoV* 50 cm/ 65 cm with HD FoV* Generator Power 32 kW 80 kW equivalent with SAFIRE 32 kW 80 kW equivalent with SAFIRE Slice Acquisition 16 x 0.7 mm 32 x 0.7 mm Slices Reconstructed 32 64 Number of Detector Rows 16 32   * Optional Feature There are three main hardware components that will be described in detail: the Patient Table, the Gantry, and the Control Box. The Gantry has several important elements that will be explored throughout the training. Start key Feed Up key Feed Out key Feed Down key Feed In key Move key Light Marker key Unload key Low Battery indicator Out of Range indicator Suspend key Start key Hear Patient key Call Patient key Feed Up key Feed Out key Feed Down key Feed In key Move key Light Marker key Unload key Stop key Suspend key The Gantry front has six major components: the Halo assembly, laser light markers, connectors, connector box, remote scan control, and tablet. Gantry Front Components Learn about the Gantry Front. Tab TitleTextGantry Front  There are six (6) major components of the gantry front including the tablet, remote scan control, Halo assembly, connectors, laser light markers, and the connector box. The tablet and remote scan control will be discussed in more detail later on in the training.  Halo Assembly The Halo assembly is a feature that is mounted on the Gantry front and allows the operator to keep better watch on the patient from the control room. 1. X-ray indicator lights - there is one indicator light on either side of the Halo assembly 2. Stop key - this should only be used in case of emergencies 3. Digital Visual countdown -provides a visual cue for the patient to assist him or her with the breathing instructions 4. 2D camera - helps you observe the patient while moving the patient table during the examination 5. Mood lighting - different color and pattern options are available and can only be controlled with the application available on the tablet   X-ray indicator lights No illumination No radiation Illumination in yellow Radiation If the system does not have the Halo feature, there will be a cover plate with a Stop key and X-ray indicator.   1. Stop key - this should only be used in case of emergencies 2. X-ray indicator lights - there is one indicator light on either side of the Halo Laser Light Markers The light markers are laser beams that emanate from three points in the gantry opening. These points indicate the scan center and form a cross when the beams intersect. They are used to help correctly position the patient. Please take caution that you or the patient do not look directly into the laser beam.   To turn the light marker on, press the Light Marker key on the Control Box or the Remote Scan Control. After approximately one minute, the laser light marker is switched off automatically. If you want to switch off the light marker immediately, press the Light Marker key again.   Connectors  There are four (4) connectors located at the bottom right of the Gantry for various connections depending on the scanner's system configuration 1. Remote Scan Control connector 2. Respiratory gating system connector 3. Opening for miscellaneous cables 4. Table Foot Switch connector Connector Box  The Connector Box is located on the right side of the Gantry and is a key locked box that houses service options. 1. USB ports for USB 2.0 or higher 2. On/Off power button for the system 3. SD (Secure Digital) card interface for service purposes only Table Foot Switch Learn about the Table Foot Switch.   You can move the patient table by using the optional Table Foot Switch as an alternative to using the keys on the Remote Scan Control or the Control Box. The Table Foot Switch is located between the gantry and the patient table, and is it connected to the table through a cable. The Table Foot Switch has two Load pedals and two Unload pedals. The pedals are located on both sides of the switch. Gantry Back Learn about the Gantry Back.   The back of the Gantry features: 1. X-ray indicator light 2. Speaker/microphone for the operator to listen to patient   The patient table top consists of material which is waterproof. The markings on the positioning mat indicate the metal-free area of the patient table. Patient Table Learn about the Patient Table. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1 The head end is the end of the patient table closer to the gantry. The foot end is the end of the patient table further away from the gantry. The patient table top consists of material which is waterproof. The markings on the positioning mat indicate the metal-free area of the patient table. The storage box and the side rail are optional and the side rail can be long or short. The storage box and the side rail can slide along both sides of the table. CalloutsTable foot endStorage boxSide railPatient tableTable head endThe head end is the end of the patient table closer to the gantry. The foot end is the end of the patient table further away from the gantry. The patient table top consists of material which is waterproof. The markings on the positioning mat indicate the metal-free area of the patient table. The storage box and the side rail are optional and the side rail can be long or short. The storage box and the side rail can slide along both sides of the table.2In an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. You can use the handle at the end of the table to move the table top out of the gantry.CalloutsRetracting lever handleIn an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. You can use the handle at the end of the table to move the table top out of the gantry.3 The physiological measurement module (PMM) is an optional device. It provides the receptacle for the electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes and a push button for changing the ECG channel. The PMM evaluates the ECG signal to detect the R-peaks.  CalloutsPhysiological Measurement Module (PMM)The physiological measurement module is an optional device. It provides the receptacle for the electrocardiogram electrodes and a push button for changing the ECG channel. The PMM evaluates the ECG signal to detect the R-peaks.   A Tablet is offered with the scanner and allows the operator to perform workflows in the exam room, such as a head exam consisting of the topogram and one scan range. The Tablet is synchronized with the syngo Acquisition Workplace and data is communicated wirelessly. Tablet Features Learn about the intended use of the Tablet. Tab TitleTextTablet Storage The Tablet can be attached to the Gantry and charged in the cradle when the scanner is powered on. The image on the right shows the Tablet cradle highlighted.    The system can only be connected to one Tablet. If a facility has multiple systems and Tablets, the remote scan control and Tablet of each respective system should be labeled with matching identifiers.Specifications Tablet Specifications: System: Windows 10 Pro 64 Display: 12" Full HD Touch Screen (Resolution: 1920x1280) Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.3 in (30 x 21.4 x 0.8 cm) Weight: 1.85 lbs (840 g)  Application The Tablet can control the exam and scan workflow from the inside and outside of the scan room. With Scan&GO technology, you just need a few steps for the entire scan. Start checking patient information as soon as you collect them from the waiting room, and then prepare the scan directly at the gantry to stay with the patient longer. Since the images are sent wirelessly from the scanner to the tablet, operators can return to the patient after the scan and stay there while previewing the images and communicating with radiologists for instant feedback, if required.   Disclaimer: Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. Functionalities described in the material or parts of this functionality may not yet be released for customers and not yet be commercially available in every country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said functionalities or parts thereof in any specific country is not guaranteed. The Operator Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients and institutions that are used in these instructions for use are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to names of existing people or organizations past or present is entirely coincidental. All parameters and images shown in this online training are examples. Only the parameters displayed by your system are definite. Configuration-dependent designations, such as names of drives, network nodes, and databases, that are used in these instructions are usually not the same as the designations to be found on a particular installation of the system in a clinical environment. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved.