Ulster installs Ireland’s first iDose4

At Ulster Hospital are consultant cardiologist Dr Paddy Donnelly, health minister for Northern Ireland Edwin Poots, senior radiographer Debbie Arlow, South Eastern Trust chief executive Hugh McCaughey and consultant radiologist Dr Peter Ball.


Ulster Hospital is the first in Ireland and one of the first in the UK to use Philips iDose4 technology.  The hospital is setting up a new cardiac CT scanning service, which will also be available to patients at Downe Hospital, Downpatrick.  


Ulster Hospital consultant radiologist Dr Peter Ball said: “The installation of the iDose has allowed us to tailor the radiation dose to patients, aggressively reducing dose for younger patients and those that are having frequent CT imaging. 


“Not only have we reduced the dose of our cardiac CT scans, but we have also improved image quality.  We have been impressed that iDose has delivered the advertised dose reduction without compromising diagnostic quality.”


See the full report on page 22 of the November 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.


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