St. Elizabeth Boardman Has New CT Scanner With ASIR Technology for Radiation Dose Reducation

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The new 128 slice CT scanner allows clinicians to reduce patient radiation dose by up to 40 percent while maintaining diagnostic image quality.

St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of a sophisticated diagnostic imaging system to help physicians reach confident diagnoses and provide a higher level of patient care.

The new GE LightSpeed 128 slice CT scanner with ASIR (adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction) makes it possible to dramatically reduce radiation dose to patients without compromising the quality of the image.

Traditionally, lowering CT dose increases noise, creating an undesirable trade-off between clear images and reduced x-ray dose. To overcome this challenge, GE created ASIR, a new, advanced image reconstruction technique designed to enable clinicians to reduce patient radiation dose while maintaining high quality images throughout the body

“The addition of the GE LightSpeed 128 slice CT complements and extends the range of superior diagnostic services St. Elizabeth Boardman offers area residents,” said Brian Dinger, director of radiology at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. “It is the only 128 slice CT scanner between Pittsburgh and Cleveland that offers the ASIR- dose reduction technology. This is especially beneficial for children and young adults who are more susceptible to harm from excessive radiation exposure.”

For more information on the new LightSpeed 128 slice CT scanner with ASIR, call the St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center radiology department at 330-729-1450.

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Connie Moorhouse
Humility of Mary Health Partners
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