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Premium CT Scanner Enhances Patient Comfort

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 20 Dec 2018
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Image: The Scenaria View CT scanner offers an 80 cm wide bore for large patients (Photo courtesy of Hitachi).
Image: The Scenaria View CT scanner offers an 80 cm wide bore for large patients (Photo courtesy of Hitachi).
A novel computed tomography (CT) scanner offers an open design that accommodates large patients and a broad range of clinical applications.

The Hitachi (Tokyo, Japan) Scenaria View CT scanner combines an 80 cm bore, a lateral-shift patient table that can support up to 250 kg, and an X-ray tube that can achieve high energies of up to 700 mA, thus producing a scanning space appropriate for extra-large patients. As the table is able to move up to 20 cm laterally, it can be used not only for positioning the chest for cardiac scans, but also for the shoulders and other body parts in orthopedic examinations, reducing patient stress during the exam.

Clinical Benefits include 128 slice scans in just 0.35 seconds, resulting in reduced patient motion artifact for clearer images and fine, detailed images for small lesions, vessels, and cardiac imaging. Scenaria View CT also features next-generation iterative progressive reconstruction (IPV), a repetitive dose reduction function that does not require a dedicated processing room or any additional hardware. Even at a high noise-reduction rate and at low doses, Intelli IPV maintains image quality with outstanding clarity.

“The Scenaria View combines all of Hitachi’s experience and expertise in a remarkable new product providing an unmatched combination of speed, comfort and quality,” said Mark Silverman, director of CT marketing at Hitachi Healthcare Americas. “64/128-slice CT continues to be the industry workhorse for the largest portion of CT exams performed. Scenaria View CT is available in both 64 and 128 slice versions, and is also field upgradable from 64 to 128 later on.”

Patients presenting for radiology procedures are often older, more obese, and suffer from a range of comorbidities that inhibit correct positioning, an important factor in attaining quality diagnostic images and ensuring patient safety and comfort. Advances in radiology often necessitate lengthier and more complex procedures; when combined with complex patients, increased risk of negative respiratory events, cardiovascular compromise, and nerve and soft tissue injury can result in awkward positioning, injury and other complications.

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