OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center recently added a computerized tomography (CT) scanner, offering patients accurate diagnostic imaging with a lower radiation dose.
The Philips Brilliance iCT SP 128-slice CT scanner, along with the iDose technology, provides patients with personalized scan specifications for better image quality.
“With the new 128-slice CT, we are able to manage important factors in patient care and safety, while at the same time obtaining the highest quality images using the lowest energy, the lowest dose, and lowest amount of contrast for that individual,” said Ali Gharagozloo, medical director of radiology.
“Each year in the United States an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 cases of cancer are attributable to radiation from medical imaging. That’s why we take patient safety so seriously,” Gharagozloo said.
The imaging process is also faster. “At the same time the patient is being scanned, images are being processed in seconds rather than minutes, getting your scan to the radiologist faster,” said Debbie King, director of radiology services.
For more information about Claxton-Hepburn radiology services call 713-5140 or visit www.claxtontonhepburn.org.