11/29/2012 4:40 PM
St. John’s Riverside Hospital has just announced a new initiative designed to produce superb quality medical images with the lowest amount of radiation exposure necessary. This comprehensive approach to medical imaging is based on the hospital’s Philips CT (Cat Scan) and X-ray systems. It includes techniques, programs, and practices to ensure optimum image quality while minimizing radiation exposure to patients and the hospital’s clinical staff.
"Recently featured in the news, radiation exposure has become a concern to many individuals in our community. Life is getting better...and a little less worrisome too. Through our partnership with Philips medical systems we have successfully launched our new iDOSE software in CT. A cutting edge technology, iDOSE software significantly reduces radiation exposure to the patient while maintaining and even exceeding image quality. Another added benefit of the iDOSE software is that in just a few seconds the computer makes all the images. This gets the exam to the Radiologist and the report to the patients' physician even faster than before” said Leif Everts R.T. (R) CT, Radiology Manager at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital has incorporated intelligent dose management into every aspect of its CT and X-ray imaging studies. these technologies automatically calculate the best technique for each exam to deliver the lowest X-ray dose at the optimum image quality. The hospital’s imaging technologists also use Philips DoseAware system to carefully monitor X-ray dose to ensure each patient gets just the right amount to produce a quality image, reducing the need for retakes.
St. John's Riverside Hospital is committed to providing the lowest possible radiation dose in all our diagnostic imaging studies. Read More