CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is a procedure that uses X-rays to create images of cross-sections of the body.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion of diagnostic imaging with the installation of the new Siemens SOMATOM® Definition Flash CT scanner capable of superfast 3D and multiplanar imaging of children with a low radiation dose.
Key Aspects of the Siemens Flash CT Scanner
- New low dose CT significantly reduces the radiation dose in all head, neck, spine, chest, cardiac, abdomen and musculoskeletal studies in comparison with traditional CT scanners. High-quality multiplanar and 3D reconstructions can be obtained with no additional dose.
- In children with face, orbit or temporal bone trauma, new low dose CT has a radiation exposure similar to plain radiograph study, but with higher diagnostic accuracy.
- For sinus disease and craniosynostosis, new low dose CT has higher diagnostic accuracy at a similar radiation exposure to a plain radiograph study. Sedation is rarely required and scans are produced in seconds.
- Automated technology helps the technologist spend less time at the machine and more time with the patient.
- The large gantry and system design allows for excellent access and patient positioning.
- Consistent, high-quality images reduce need for re-scans.
- Equipped with the world’s first fully integrated Stellar detector, which enables low noise scans at low doses.
- New Siemens Flash CT has a lower radiation dose than conventional CTmaking it particularly appropriate for pediatric care.
If you are looking for information regarding questions related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available to you and your family, visit RadiologyInfo.org. RadiologyInfo tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams.
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