Multi-Detector 16 Slice CT
CT (also called computed
tomography or a CAT scanner), has become one of the most important
tools to diagnose head and spine injuries, lung and liver disease,
cancer, tumors, blood clots, internal bleeding and other diseases
The new Boot Ranch CT,
called the Aquilion from Toshiba American Medical Systems, cuts
the average CT exam time by 90 percent or more and reduces the radiation
exposure to the patient due to its’ enhanced collimation.
This means that each patient undergoing a CT scan will experience
a shorter exam, which may lead to an even more rapid diagnosis.
The Aquilion is not just
faster than any other system, it provides clearer, better, 3-D pictures
of anatomical structures like aneurysms, tumors and infections,
When radiologists can see what’s inside better, they make
more accurate diagnoses.
Images from the Aquilion 16 Slice CT
additional sample images, refer to 16
Slice CT – Images.
Due to its’ speed
and sensitivity, the Aquilion 16 slice CT is designed to secure
detailed images of patients who may not be able to be imaged in
MRI machines (due to metal or pacemakers). The Aquilion allows Rose
Radiology – Boot Ranch to perform exams such as CT Angiography,
Virtual CT Colonoscopy, and CT Lung Screeings.
Some CT exams require
a contrast agent to enhance the pictures taken by the CT scanner.
You will receive special instructions if your exam requires an oral
or intravenous contrast agent in advance.
AFTER YOUR CT
Just relax and resume
your normal activities. There are no after effects of the exam.
Please refer to our FAQ-Spiral CT section for additional questions and answers.