Introducing Ultra Low Dose CT
Diagnostic Imaging Services was the first medical facility in the country to have the Hitachi Supria 16 Ultra Low Dose CT Scanner, which delivers the highest quality image at the lowest possible radiation dose. Its large bore opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, and a higher table weight limit expands the range of people who can be imaged.
One of the primary concerns for our patients is the radiation dosage that they will be subjected to upon receiving a CT scan.
DIS offers an ultra-low dose solution to perform common tests that look for conditions such as brain, pulmonary, bone and cardiovascular complications. We use the latest technology of this 16-slice CT scanner to reduce the dosage and ensure the diagnostic scan is safer than even before.
What is ultra-low dose radiation?
Ultra-low dose medical radiation entails using the lowest amount of dosage to obtain a diagnostics study. There has been a large medical initiative to reduce dosages to the lowest levels possible while still maintaining the ability to detect early stage cancers.
In addition to the even-further reduction of medical radiation used in a CT scan, another valuable benefit of our Supria technology is the comfort provided by the CT design. It has a larger opening, longer table and higher weight capacity, which all works in concert when scanning larger people. The Supria has an opening of 29.5″ (most traditional CT systems have 23.5″-27.5″ openings) and can accommodate people that weigh up to 500 pounds.
For over four years, Diagnostic Imaging Services has created and implemented CT dose reduction practices at all of our centers. We have been supporters of the national Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns that promote safety in medical imaging. The addition of the Supria 16 at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie and our Covington Highway 21 facility is another important piece to that puzzle.
Minimum exposure. Maximum image quality.