The Chiltern Hospital, part of Circle Health Group, has recently completed the installation of a new Revolution Ascend scanner. The system, by GE HealthCare, is designed to make the CT process faster, more intuitive, and approachable, while also providing the image quality radiographers expect.
The CT scanner also leverages artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automatically suggest protocols and position the patient during the pre-scan stage.
Louise Walker, clinical services manager imaging, said: “We are delighted to be the first hospital in the Circle Health group to have the GE Revolution Ascend CT scanner installed. Firstly, the Effortless Workflow features, such as the artificial intelligence assisted positioning camera and touchpads mounted onto the CT scanner have made using the CT scanner really intuitive.
“Our radiographers have adapted to it really well and transitioned into using the system almost overnight. It is an exciting machine to work on.
“The patients also benefit from the dose reduction features of the unit and the effortless workflow. The larger bore enhances the overall patient experience and will hopefully increase workflow to reduce patient waiting times. Our patients love our new room’s calming environment with the ‘relax and view’ ceiling and the bright décor and smart new CT scanner.
“Already our radiologists have been really impressed with the image quality, the 3D needle guidance used for facet joint injections, and also advanced reconstruction capability of the Revolution Ascend, especially in cardiac CT.”
Picture: CT lead Olayemi Fagbemi, CSM imaging Louise Walker, senior radiographers Louise Graham, Anna Stevens and executive director Fraser Dawson.
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