Borders General Hospital to offer cardiac services

At Borders General Hospital with a Somatom Definition AS+ CT system from Siemens Healthcare are clerical officer Carolyn Dunney, superintendent radiographer Judith Burton, senior radiographers Paula Finnie, Christine Lucas and Fiona Whittet, charge nurse Fiona Thomson, clerical officer Fiona Neil, ATO Helen McMorran and Siemens Healthcare CT product manager Russell Lodge.


Borders General Hospital in southeast Scotland has installed a Somatom Definition AS+ CT from Siemens Healthcare.  The system is being used for general CT scanning and trauma work and will introduce cardiac services for the first time.  It replaced a 16-slice system also from Siemens.


The hospital is said to be the first to install two dose reducing CT applications from Siemens, Safire and Care kV.  Safire is a new method of raw data based iterative reconstruction that can reduce dose by up to 60%.  Care kV recommends the correct tube voltage according to the patient’s anatomy and examination type, to automatically adapt parameters to the selected kV level, further optimising image quality and reducing dose.


See the full report on page 9 of the August 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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