Computed Tomography (CT)
What is CT?
The term “computed tomography”, or CT, refers to a computerized X-ray imaging procedure in which a narrow beam of X-rays is aimed at a patient and quickly rotated around the body, producing signals that are processed by the machine’s computer to generate cross-sectional images—or “slices”—of the body. These slices are called tomographic images and contain more detailed information than conventional X-rays. Once a number of successive slices are collected by the machine’s computer, they can be digitally “stacked” together to form a three-dimensional image of the patient that allows for easier identification and location of basic structures as well as possible tumors or abnormalities.
CT scans can be used to identify disease or injury within various regions of the body. A CT scan is particularly useful when imaging complex bone fractures, severely eroded joints, or bone tumors since it usually produces more detail than would be possible with a conventional X-ray.
What is the right technology?
There are countless considerations when it comes to making a technology decision for CT. What slice count is necessary for achieving your clinical goals? What type of injector should you get? What dose optimizations features are needed to maximize patient safety? Do you need a wide-bore gantry for your patient population?
Shared Imaging provides CT technology from all the OEMs, and can customize software package, accessories (i.e. injectors) and slice count to match your clinical needs. If you require the latest in technology, or need a reliable system– Shared Imaging can provide you a mobile, modular or in-house configuration that best serves your patient population and speaks to consideration. Get the right technology – in the right place – at the right cost.
What does your ideal CT solution look like?
There are plenty of questions to consider in developing your ideal CT solution.
Do you need the latest in technology or a more dependable workhorse? Are you going to place the system in-house or place the system in a medical coach? What are your procurement options; is capital available? How about your staffing needs; can you self-staff or not?
Our goal is to provide you customizable solutions that answer every one of these questions, and then deliver above expectations.