What is the maximum weight capacity for my CT table? We get this question, or some form of it, nearly every day from doctors, technologists, and administrators alike. The short answer is, “It depends on the model.”
We'll admit that even the lowest-capacity CT table will probably be enough for 99 out of 100 patients, but for certain specialties, and for that 1%, it's important to make sure that you look into models that can perform the intended scans on every scheduled patient that walks through your door. Forgetting about a tiny, yet crucial, detail (like whether or not your patient can actually be scanned with your CT) can cost your center time and money that don't need to be lost.
To help you avoid all that, we've listed many of today’s most popular CTs and their respective table load capacities below. If you don’t see your model in the list, please contact us and let us help get you the answer.
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CT Table Weight Capacities
|System Name||Maximum Load Capacity (KG)||Maximum Load Capacity (lbs)|
|GE Discovery 750 HD||227||500|
|GE Highspeed CT/e, CT/e Dual||180||397|
|GE HiSpeed NXI and Lightspeed 16, 32, QXI, RT, and Ultra||205||452|
|GE Lightspeed VCT 32, 64||227||500|
|Philips Brilliance 6, 10, 16, 40 and 64||204||450|
|Philips Brilliance Big Bore||204||450|
|Philips Brilliance iCT||204||450|
|Siemens Definition DS (standard/option)||220 (300)||485 (661)|
|Siemens Somatom Emotion, Emotion 2, and Emotion 6||200||441|
|Siemens Somatom Sensation 10, 16, 40, and 64||200||441|
|Siemens Sensation Open (standard/option)||200 (280)||441 (617)|
|Siemens Somatom Definition AS+ (standard/option)||200 (280)||441 (617)|
|Toshiba Aquilion 8, 16, 32, and 64||205||452|
|Toshiba Aquilion ONE||300||661|
|Neusoft NeuViz 16||200||440|
|Neusoft NeuViz 64||205||452|
Note: on some systems increased weight reduces accuracy.
If you already own a CT, hopefully the grid above has answered any questions you might have had about your system’s weight capacity and, hopefully, the answer you found was the answer you were hoping for.
If you are considering a first-time CT purchase, let the grid serve as a reminder that there are many, many factors to consider in the purchase of a CT. Over the last twenty years, the increased weight of the average patient has gone from trend to fact. In light of this, depending on the nature of your specialty, the weight capacity of the CT you eventually purchase could be every bit as important as the software options you choose.
If you would like to swap out your current table for one that will allow for a wider range of patients, contact our Product Team about a refurbished CT quote for higher table load capacities and perhaps even a few more bells and whistles!
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