CT Scan

What is a CT scan?

Computed tomography is commonly referred to as a CT scan. A CT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce images of the inside of the body. It shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels.

CT scans may be performed to help diagnose tumors, investigate internal bleeding, or check for other internal injuries or damage. CT can also be used for a tissue or fluid biopsy.

Revolutionizing Imaging

Industry-leading low-contrast resolution!

Canadian Specialist Hospital imaging department contains the latest state-of-the-art CT scanning "Philips® Brilliance iCT 256" which has the ability to perform the short scan, high power imaging is enhanced through an extended longitudinal coverage realizing up to 256 slices - enabling the efficient collection of cardiac, perfusion, pediatric, and whole-body imaging.

CT Diagnostics

  • Cardiologist Doing Cardiac Cases: iCT has the fastest rotation time 0.27Sec for the shorter scan time and better temporal resolution
  • Neurologist Doing Angiography Cases: Neurovascular imaging is done in a matter of seconds enabling him to scan the neck and brain in 3-4 seconds
  • Internist Doing Virtual Colonoscopy and Enterography: has never been easier than now with the low dose scan and impressive image quality.
  • Orthopedic Surgeon: from toe to head scanning. OMAR (orthopedic metal artifact reduction) has made the image of prostheses have the minimal metal artifact.
  • Urologists to do CT Urography and Investigate Urinary System: CT urography low dose and high image quality IMR ( iterative model base reconstruction ) is the tool for high image quality, low dose and low noise.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (COPD): Disease describes progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma

Philips® Brilliance iCT 256 Features

All CT scan systems are equipped with FBP (Filtered Back Projection) technology to get the best image quality. Our CT System has two more features, iDose and IMR which can reduce patient dose by 60% - 70%, and get image quality according to the requirement of the radiologist for diagnostics.

CSH CT Scan Features

  • (IMR) Iterative Module Reconstruction: Lower dose with higher image quality. IMR Iterative Model Base Reconstruction combination of Hardware and Software.
  • Dose Management: The system is set to the lowest dose with the best image quality according to FDA. (Food and Drug Administration USA. Dose management focuses on smart beam management, reducing radiation time, and increasing dosage awareness to reduce the cumulative risk of radiation while obtaining high-quality images.
  • iDose: With iDose lowest control dose, best image quality, low scan time, low contrast media usage
  • Sub-seconds 360° Rotation Time: Improve patient compliance and image quality through faster rotation times and less susceptibility to motion artifacts. Rotation speed without compromise for sharp, precise and virtually motion-free images of the coronaries and whole body structures during pediatric and trauma scanning.
  • Scan and Image Acquisition: Dose Management with new wedge and intelliBeam filters, eclipse Dose Right collimators, and Step & Shoot cardiac Scanning protocol. With Step & Shoot enhancing visualization of a coronary, mediastinal and thoracic structure. New wedge filters reduce skin dose for infants, cardiac body and head imaging through the absorption of unwanted X-Rays.
  • Step & Shoot Feature: Step & Shoot enhances visualization of coronary, mediastinal, thoracic structure and brain structure with 0.27sec 120KW of power.
  • Rate Responsive CV Toolkit with Gated ECG: ECG retrospectives tagging for cardiac imaging with 0.27 rotation times. The scanner acquires a volume of data while the patient ECG. The duration of the whole cardiac scan is about 4.5 sec to 5.0 sec.
  • Low noise, Low-Energy, Low-Dose with Advance Detector and Better Image Quality: The detector uses direct integration technology to reduce image noise at low energy and low dose. Its miniaturization and integration capabilities provide a low-noise, high-fidelity signal which results in a marked image noise improvement. Also, is scalable up to 8 cm of z-axis detector coverage.
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