You may be concerned about the risk of radiation exposure during a CT scan. To address this concern, we offer iDose4, personalized low-dose CT scan technology, in addition to its advanced 256 slice iCT Scanner.
iDose4 CT Scan
iDose4 is an iterative reconstruction technique that gives our radiologists control of the dial so they can personalize image quality depending on clinical needs at low dose. When used in combination with the advanced CT scan technologies this provides a unique approach to managing important factors in patient care – a new era in low energy, low dose and low injected contrast imaging.
With iDose4, our radiologists can personalize image quality based on each patient's specific needs. This technology makes it possible to drastically reduce radiation dose without compromising image quality. This low dose CT scan minimizes the risk to all patients, especially children and young adults who are more susceptible to overexposure of radiation.
Benefits of iDose4 CT Scan
- Up to 40% dose reduction
- Personalized patient radiation dose management
- Lowest radiation dose; with optimized image quality
- Improved spatial resolution
The Philips iCT scanner acquires an astounding 256 "slices" or cross-section snapshots of the body in just 270 milliseconds (about 1/4 of a second). These slices are reconstructed into 3-D images that can be viewed from any angle without compromising the image quality. The scanner acquires a great deal of data in a very short time. Most scans take just a few seconds. For example, most heart scans can be done in three heartbeats.
Benefits of iCT Scan
- Level of radiation adapted to individual patient needs/location in body
- Uses the least possible amount of radiation
- Requires less contrast agent to be used
- Minimizes possible side effects for sensitive patients
- Ability to scan patients who formerly could not be scanned
- Improved diagnostic accuracy
Our Ingenuity 128-slice scanner (at the Heath & Wellness Center) and Incisive 128-slice scanner (in the Emergency Department) have similar dose-reduction capabilities. Combined with the clinical experience and expertise of our radiologists, this high level of technology offers you top-quality care in your own community.