Low Dose CT Scanning
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville is the first hospital in Westchester County and southern Connecticut to offer CT imaging that exposes patients to less radiation. The hospital has acquired the GE Healthcare LightSpeed VCT XTe system which reduces up to 40 percent of the radiation emitted during a scan. In addition to being safer, the device also gets better images faster. It also provides peace of mind to parents whose children may require a scan or to those adults who have chronic illnesses and need repeated imaging.
The Low Dose CT Scanning device employs ASiR (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction). It is a new and advanced image reconstruction technique that makes it possible to dramatically reduce radiation dose to patients. This is especially beneficial for children and young adults who are more susceptible to harm from excessive radiation exposures.
The brand new 64 slice machine also allows technologists to conduct whole body, neurological and cardiac imaging. For example, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital radiologists will be able to conduct state-of-the-art cardiac studies. These studies will now allow physicians to detect heart disease by using non-invasive means. Further, physicians will be able to see enhanced pictures of the coronary arteries and look inside the heart – section by section. This way, they will be able to identify potential heart attack patients and make diagnoses that are even more accurate. Additionally, technologists will be able to utilize the low dose CT Scan to screen for lung cancer. Unlike a chest x-ray that produces flat, two-dimensional images of the lungs, a CT scanner can explore the entire volume of the lungs by taking a continuing series of images in a spiral around the chest.
If you or your child is in need of a CAT scan, tell your doctor that you want to go to Lawrence. Or, if you are concerned about the possibility of lung cancer or have a family history of heart disease, you can call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at 914-787-5008.