Good Sam Introduces Revolutionary Imaging Technology
West Islip, N.Y. – With the convergence of whole organ coverage, image quality, and speed found in GE Healthcare’s Revolution 512 CT scanner, Good Samaritan physicians are now able to diagnose even the most challenging patients. This innovative technology can also enable clinicians to diagnose more patients with erratic or high heart beats, complex neurologic issues and also provide pediatric patients with sedation free and low-dose scanning capabilities, among other clinical advances.
“As the only facility on Long Island with the GE Revolution 512 CT scanner, and one of only two in New York State, Good Samaritan is proud to provide this level of technology to the communities it serves,” said Donald Teplitz, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. “The addition of the GE Revolution CT scanner complements recent expansions in programs and services at the Medical Center, including the new Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center and Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) clinic. Both programs provide minimally invasive treatment options possible due to speed and accuracy of the Revolution CT scanner.”
Today, more than 70 million computed tomography (CT) scans are done per year in the U.S. with tremendous clinical value in helping physicians to provide a fast and definitive diagnosis across a wide range of applications. CT is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones using X-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body. It does this by rotating an X-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.
The wide coverage of Revolution CT allows Good Samaritan radiologists to scan entire organs such as the brain, heart, liver and pancreas, in a single 0.28 sec rotation reducing breath hold times for patients. Also, the speed of this new technology allows providers to gather information about function as well as anatomy, enabling a comprehensive stroke assessment of the brain in a single exam.
“The Revolution 512 CT is a game changer for patients on Long Island. Not only does this advanced technology provide a CT scan at the fastest speed currently available, but it also does so at some of the lowest radiation levels,” said Assistant Vice President of Imaging and Cancer Services Ralph Corbino. “Patients have a quicker, safer and more comfortable experience. This equipment allows the hospital to expand its services to now include a new TAVR clinic and Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center.”
Good Samaritan’s Revolution CT comes equipped with ASiR-V*, GE’s next generation of low dose technology which routinely reduces dose up to 82% with the same image quality0. Furthermore, clinicians can help reduce patient anxiety with Revolution CT as:
· The scanner is 50% quieter than previous generation CTs
· Revolution CT provides soft ambient lighting and personalized gantry displays
· It can comfortably accommodate more patients with a larger 80 cm bore size
· Patients may not be required to take special medication to slow their heart rate for a diagnostic cardiac exam due to Revolution CT’s fast imaging speed
Revolution CT delivers high definition imaging across the entire body, helping physicians make a confident diagnosis across all applications:
· Cardiac exams in a single heart beat
· Whole brain imaging in less than a second
· Low dose, whole organ diagnosis and follow-up for oncology patients
· Detailed bone imaging, even for patients with metal implants
· Sedation-free and low dose scans for pediatric patients.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The Medical Center has more than 3,438 employees and 900 physicians on staff and had nearly 26,000 patient admissions and nearly 90,000 emergency department visits in 2015. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
* Trademark of General Electric Company
° In clinical practice, the use of ASiR-V may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.