CT scanning at Springfield Hospital
Springfield Hospital has installed a new state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner. The scanner replaces the existing one enabling patients and consultants to benefit from a new generation of imaging technology.
CT scanning (Computed Tomography) builds up a picture of the body using x-rays to slice through the area under investigation. A high powered computer is then used to reconstruct a series of cross-sectional images which can be manipulated to show several kinds of body tissue; including soft tissue blood vessels lung and bone in 3-D with a very high degree of clarity. All this information can be gathered from a single scan. A 64 slice scanner reduces the scan time and increases the data collected with each slice.
The Consultant Radiologist interpreting these CT images of the body will have more information available, aiding them to reach a medical diagnosis on such diseases as cancer, heart disease and muscular-skeletal disorders.
Phil Thompson, Radiology Manager at Springfield Hospital, said:
“This scanner is the latest in CT technology offering advanced imaging quality and a faster and more efficient service for our patients. Oncology patients will also benefit from the new scanner as it can be used for radiotherapy planning, recording the exact site of the cancer and body measurements to ensure patients are accurately positioned every time they have radiotherapy treatment.”
For most diagnostic investigations we can now offer a scan within two days and reporting within 72 hours.
To book an appointment
To book or for further information call: 01245 234070