CT Scanner Table Weight Capacities Compared

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.”

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 problems, 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 HiSpeed NXI, Lightspeed 16, 32, QXI, RT, Ultra 205 452
GE Lightspeed VCT 32, 64 227 500
GE Optima 580W 295 650
GE Optima 520, 540, 660 227 500
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 Emotion, Emotion 2, Emotion 6 200 441
Siemens Sensation 10, 16, 40, and 64 200 441
Siemens Sensation Open (standard/option) 200 (280) 441 (617)
Siemens 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.

Need More? 

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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2004 & 2008 ECRI Reports: Scanning Systems, Computed Tomography, Full-Body

Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing: Report 05068, Wide bore CT scanner comparison report version 13,
September 2005

Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing: Report 05069, Wide bore CT scanner comparison report version 13,
September 2005

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Danny Fisher is a Project Manager at Block Imaging. His goal is to understand the unique needs of each project and deliver a detail-oriented execution. When he's not in the office, Danny enjoys spending time with his wife, catching up on the latest movies/TV, and staying in the know on the latest tech gadgets. He also loves finding great deals and inexpensive ways to travel the world