CT has garnet gemstone detector

Pictured following the handover of a GE Healthcare Discovery HD 750 HD to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust are (from left) GE Healthcare CT modality manager Simon Hall, trust consultant radiologist Dr Ranald Stuart and radiology business manager Fenella Harbridge, GE Healthcare general manager UK and Ireland Bettina Fitt and account manager Peter Downing, trust consultant radiologist Dr Geraldine Walsh and CT superintendent Hilary Dent, GE CT sales specialist Jane Hickey and trust finance director and deputy chief executive Martin Sheldon.


The Royal Berkshire Hospital is the first hospital in the UK – and just the second in Europe – to install this high-definition CT technology.


“The scanner sets a new standard for CT clarity, assisting clinicians to diagnose using significantly less x-ray radiation than previous CT scanners,” says GE.


It uses a garnet gemstone CT detector, the first new CT detector technology in 20 years.


The gemstone detector can improve image clarity by up to 33% for routine body imaging and up to 47% for cardiac imaging and helps to identify the difference between various types of tissue.


See the full report on page 32 of the May 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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