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NeuroLogica Corporation

14 Electronics Avenue
Danvers, MA 01923-1011
Main: 978.564.8500
Fax: 978.564.8677

Product Data

1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

The CereTom is a compact, lightweight, mobile, high speed, battery and
line powered multi-slice helical CT scanner optimized for scanning anatomy that
can be imaged in the 25 cm field of view,
primarily head and neck. The system
generates up to 8 slices per revolution,
using a Modular Multi-row Detector
(MMD). Combining mobility with state of
the art image detail enables the CereTom to provide effective and flexible
CT imaging. The CereToms wireless
image transfer system (WITS) enables it
even greater flexibility as every examination can be processed wherever a patient is located.


Intensive Care Units

Emergency Departments
Neuro Interventional Suites
Interventional Radiology Suites
Operating Rooms
Neuro Critical Care Suites
Patient Rooms
Neurology Clinics
Neurosurgical Suites
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Neurology Offices
Maxillofacial Surgical Suites
Battlefield Forward Surgical Units
Dental Offices


(Model: 1-NL3000-000 rev 00)
1. CereTom System
Gantry. 1
Clasrus Workstation 1
Accessories... 1
Quality Assurance Phantom... 1
Universal Scan Board.. 1
Set of operation manuals. 1
SanDisk USB Flash Drive 1
Future Optional Items
1. CT Fluoroscopy Software
2. CT Perfusion Software
3. Xenon Perfusion Software

Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

The CereTom 3000 from NeuroLogica is a compact, 25 cm field of view, lightweight, low power, mobile, battery and line
powered, CT imaging system, optimized for head/neck studies that provides high 2D and 3D image quality at a low dose. Its
unique combination of wireless communication, physical mobility, and beam line design contribute to its ease of use, flexibility and
patient safety. Engineered by CT design veterans, it provides a highly reliable, easy to operate and service, economical CT system
capable of performing the general requirements for head/neck imaging, as well as other body parts, and also CT Angiography, CT
Perfusion, CT Fluoroscopy, and low noise NeCT.

High Image Quality
With efficient dose utilization and 17
line pair per centimeter detectors, the
CereTom delivers low contrast resolution of 3 mm at 0.3% and high contrast resolution of 0.35 mm. Sharp 3D
surface and volume renderings along
with MPR images are generated from
high definition pixel data. Using CT
Angiography of the head, a 25 cm distance can be scanned in 30 seconds
with a slice width of 1.25 mm.

State of the Art 2D and 3D

Renderings and Image Analysis Software
A combination of optimized geometry,
data correction algorithms, beam correction algorithms, etc. with internationally proven 2D and 3D flexible data reformatting and presentation software
result in true state of the art imaging,
providing exceptional diagnostic capability.

Compact, Lightweight, Low

Power, High Speed
The compactness and lightweight of the
CereTom, enabling it exceptional
mobility, and based on integral aluminum casting construction, low power
requirements, efficient heat transfer,
among other engineering design factors, belie its capability to provide, at
relatively high speed, images that rival
those obtainable from much larger,
heavier, more powerful, and costly CT

The exceptionally, almost incredible,

low x-ray power is due to the unique
product of compact geometry, air
cooled x-ray tube, optimized filtering,
and detection and sampling efficiencies.

The streamlined design of the CereToms internal components combined with its state of the art modular
assembly makes diagnosis and repair
fast and uncomplicated, greatly reducing down time.

Wireless Communications
DICOM images are wirelessly transferred to and from the Clarus workstation using 802.11g secure transfer

Patient Safety

With its lightweight, battery operation

and using a high quality caster system,
the CereTom can be easily moved
throughout a facility for use at patient
locations. Its compact size allows it to
be brought into even confined patient

areas such as ICU rooms. It is ruggedized to easily pass over freight elevator thresholds.

Ease of Service

The CereTom permits simultaneous

8-slice acquisition per 1 second rotation
using the MMD allowing for fast volumetric data acquisition. High-speed
scanning allows clearer, sharper images with fewer artifacts caused by
patient movement.

Low Power

Highly Mobile Scanner

Fast Scan Times

The CereToms compact small bore

geometry combined with the low power
x-ray Monoblock results in high quality images with low dose patient expo-
sure. The scanner has relatively low
radiation leakage.

Economical to Acquire, Operate

and Maintain
The CereToms relatively low initial
cost, simplicity of operation, requiring
minimal operator training, exceptional
reliability, modular construction and
self-diagnostics ensure life-cycle economic performance. In three easy steps
using an integrated high resolution touch
screen monitor with a user friendly interface, the technician can effortlessly setup
and start a clinical study.

High Reliability-Long Life X-Ray

Reliable operation over an extended
temperature range is due to a combination of simplified modular design, low
power consumption resulting in lower
internal operating temperatures, long
life x-ray source operating at highly derated power levels, use of proven componentry, and a design reliability philosophy based on years of experience.

Impervious to Line Voltage

Transients or Variations
The CereTom is equipped with a battery array that when fully charged enables it to independently scan up to
eight consecutive patients without recharging. The system runs on any
standard electrical outlet with 90264VAC, 47-63Hz. The internal electrical system automatically isolates and
protects the scanner from power fluctuations and surges, making it capable
of operating under extreme conditions.

Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

CereTom Shown with a Standard Hospital Stretcher

CereTom with the Clarus Portable Workstation

(workstation shown with optional cart accessory)


Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner


Non Contrast CT (Axial Scan)

CT Angiography (Helical scan)

Rotation time
Gantry speed:
Typical scan range:
Scan time:
Scan cycle time:
Slice thickness:
Number of slices per scan
Z scan widths at ISO-center:
Image reconstruction time:

Rotation time:
Gantry speed
Typical Scan Range
Typical scan time:
Scan start time delay range:
Helical scan pitch:
Image reconstruction time:
Slice Thickness

30 rpm
25 cm
2.5 mm
10 mm

CT Perfusion (Axial Scan)

Scan range:
Scan time:
Slice thickness:
Scan Results

1 cm
30 - 45 s
10.0 mm
3 Images

Mean Transit Time (MTT)

Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF)
Cerebral Blood Volume (CBV)

60 rpm
25 cm
30 s
0 to 100s
1.25 mm

Patient Opening
Image Field of View

32 cm
253 mm

X-ray Detection
Detection system:
Main detectors:
Data acquisition:
Reference detectors:
Viewing rate:

Solid-state detectors
408 x 8 rows
408 x 8, 408 x 4, 408 x 1
1440 views/s

X-ray Generation
X-ray beam shape:
X-ray tube voltage:
X-ray tube current:
X-ray tube cooling time:
Focal spot size:
X-Ray Tube Type

Cone Beam
100, 120, 140 kV
7.5 and 3.75 mA
12 minutes max
1 mm x 1 mm
Fixed Anode

Data Processing
Reconstruction matrix:
Picture element (pixel) size:
Reconstruction filter functions:

512 x 512
.49 mm

Image Quality
Noise STD less than
Low contrast detectability

Measurement Basis: 140kv, 15 mAs, 10mm slice thickness, 8 inch CATPHAN phantom, 53mGy (5.3Rad). Dose
is measured in the center of the phantom using a pencil
probe with a 10cm chamber length (+15% tolerance)
High Contrast Spatial Resolution
Standard Kernel (Hanning Window BW=0.5)
0.65mm limiting resolution
4.8 lp/cm @ 50% MTF
7.4 lp/cm @ 10% MTF
8.2 lp/cm @ 0% MTF
High Resolution Kernel (Hanning Window BW=1.0)
0.35mm limiting resolution
6.6 lp/cm @ 50% MTF
12.2 lp/cm @ 10% MTF
16.5 lp/cm @ 0% MTF

Data processor

Central processor unit:

Memory size:

3mm at 0.3%

2 Gb

Dimensions and Mass


See Outline
< 750 lb (340kg)

7.1 lb

MTF calculated from a one-dimensional Fourier transform

of the point spread function using pixel data around a
0.05mm tungsten wire at Isocenter.

Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

Scan techniques for all CTDI dose specifications are at
140KV, 15 mAs, 2 second scan time, 10 mm aperture.
Dose is demonstrated with CTDI methodology in compliance with Federal Regulation 21 CFR 1020.33 . Measurements were only made with the head phantom due to
the small CereTom aperture.
CTDI expressed in mGy (Rad):
Center: 53 (5.3)
Surface: 68 (6.8)
CTDI100 expressed in mGy (Rad):
Center: 52 (5.2)
Surface: 66 (6.6)

3D Color Image Processing

Volume rendering
Maximum intensity projection
Display/processing function
Orthogonal planes
Curved MPR
Sliding Slab

< 2mm Aluminum

Lucite L acrylic

Image Processing
Measurement of distance between two points
Mark display (scale)
Addition/Subtraction between images
Comment and arrow insertion
Screen save
Multi view


17 inch LCD
1920 x 1200
-1,000 to 3,096

Site Requirements
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating Altitude
Operating Humidity
Floor Flatness

X-Ray Attenuation

Image Display
Display monitor:
Monitor matrix:
CT number
Preset windows:

Universal Scan Board

15 Deg C to 35 Deg C
-25 Deg C to 70 Deg C
0-3010m (0-10,000 ft)
20 to 80% non condensing
< 0.120 inch (3 mm)

USB Memory Stick 512 MB (8 studies)
DICOM basic print
DICOM Storage SCU for CT (archive)
DICOM Media Storage Class

Power Requirements


90-264VAC/1300 watts peak
2 hours
4 Scans in 1 hour

Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

CereTom Scanner Outline Dimensions inches (mm)

17.2 (435.7)

60.3 (1530.7)

38.2 (970.3)

52.7 (1337.5)

Weight <800lbs

Clarus Wireless Workstation


28.7 (728.7)

Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

Quality Assurance Phantom

Universal Scan Board


Product Data
1-NL3000-065 rev 00

8 Row MultiSlice CT Scanner

Waterproof USB Flash Drive

Radiation Scatter Diagram

The CereTom closely resembles a portable x-ray c-arm as it relates to radiation safety. The above readings were
obtained with the scanners covers removed! The addition of covers further reduces the scatter radiation readings.
Although the CereTom incorporates a high degree of protection against x-radiation, other than the useful beam,
no practical design of equipment can provide complete protection.
It is important that everyone having anything to do with x-radiation be properly trained and fully acquainted with the
recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements as published in NCRP Reports available from NCRP Publications, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Room 1016, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, and of
the International Commission on Radiation Protection, and take adequate steps to protect against injury.

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