Health Center recently installed a new CT system that will offer patients the
highest level of image quality with advanced technologies to reduce radiation
dose. The Toshiba Aquillion Prime 160 multi-detector CT system is designed to
lower radiation, make exams more comfortable and safer for patients while
providing the information required for diagnosis.
thrilled to be offering the most advanced CT technology available to the
residents of the MonDak region,” stated Linda Labatte, Radiology Manager. “We
were able to upgrade from a 64-slice machine to the 160-slice machine at a
better rate on our lease agreement. It was a great opportunity to bring the
latest technology to the area for the benefit of our patients.”
safety is of the upmost importance, the new CT system features a full suite of
dose reduction technologies to help improve patient safety in CT imaging, while
maintaining the highest image quality possible. These technologies include Sure
Exposure, Sure Exposure Pediatric, QDS and Boost3D.
Sure Exposure automatically adjusts the dose levels
each patient received based on their size. That way, the system is able to
acquire the highest quality images with the least possible amount of exposure
to radiation. Using state-of-the-art software that sharpens the image, Sure
Exposure provides optimum image quality at lower radiation levels, enabling
information to be gathered with less radiation.
Because pediatric patients are more sensitive to
radiation, it is even more critical to limit the amount of radiation exposure
they receive. Sure Exposure Pediatric includes the dose reduction benefits of
Sure Exposure while adjusting the scan to the specific needs to each pediatric
patient. By simply entering the patient’s age or weight, Sure Exposure
Pediatric automatically makes the adjustments needed to acquire the quality
images required for accurate diagnoses with the least amount of radiation
QDS and Boost3D are noise reduction algorithms
designed to improve image quality without increasing radiation dose and
sacrificing image resolution. Applying QDS and Boost3D can achieve dose savings
while preserving reconstruction speed.
All of these technologies available on the new CT
system work to provide high-quality images at the lowest radiation doses possible.