Palm Beach Health Network is the first hospital in northern Palm Beach County to offer the new 256-Slice CT Scanner, featuring the Somatom Definition Flash System with dual source CT from Siemens Healthcare as a diagnostic imaging option.
This advanced imaging technology is designed to offer:
Increased Speed for Faster, More Efficient Exams
One of the fastest computed tomography (CT) scanners available.
For most adults, it can image the entire chest in less than a second and can scan the whole body in less than 5 seconds.
Consistent and detailed images can reduce the need for re-scans.
General reduction of radiation dose a patient receives as compared to a conventional CT scan.
Detailed, high-quality images
Designed to help physicians see the earliest stages of disease, that may not be diagnosed by other testing modalities.
A patient’s heart along with the arteries and anatomy can be better captured in a single beat, even at higher heart rates.
Reduction of artifacts from metal
Intended to allow for better imaging of patients with implants.
The addition of the 256-Slice CT to Palm Beach Health Network’s radiology suite can expand access to diagnostic imaging that supports a complete range of clinical applications, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, body imaging,
angiography, breast imaging and oncology.
For more information, call Palm Beach Health Network’s Radiology Department at (561) 694-7180.
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