Saint Vincent Hospital Advances CT Imaging with New CT ScannerJan 9, 2020
Saint Vincent Hospital advances its CT imaging with a new tablet-based CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The system, called a SOMATOM® go.Top, enables the hospital to support routine and advanced CT procedures that may enhance diagnostic accuracy by providing additional diagnostic information to patients and their physicians.
Technologists can operate the CT system with a touch-screen tablet and remote control, which allows them to stay next to their patients for a longer period of time during exam preparation. This may improve patient experience, particularly for patients who have mobility challenges and need additional support. This system also provides high quality imaging and low radiation dose.
“We recognize that healthcare technology will forever be changing and advancing,” says Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Vincent Hospital. “It is necessary to provide the best possible experience for our patients and also provide our physicians with the information they need to deliver the best care possible.”
This new CT scanner delivers consistent, reliable results in many aspects of hospital imaging including the most advanced fields such as cardiac and coronary artery imaging, CT guided minimally invasive interventional procedures and routine-ready dual energy. The system also offers features that can reduce imaging artifacts from implanted devices, such as knee and hip implants and dental fillings, which can improve image quality.