Delray Beach, FL – Delray Medical Center is proud to announce the installation of the Somatom Definition AS 64-slice configuration CT system. Known as the world's first “adaptive” CT scanner, it adapts to virtually any patient, as well as for complete dose protection and the user's space requirements. The Somatom Definition AS is now being used in Delray Medical Center’s Outpatient Diagnostic Center in Palm Court Plaza in Delray Beach, FL.
“This cutting-edge technology will give Delray Medical Center’s patients access to some of the fastest, safest and most effective scanning technology available today,” said Robert Krieger, Delray Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “The Somatom Definition offers new applications that can greatly benefit our patients while, at the same time, minimizing the radiation risks typically associated with CT scans.”
The Somatom Definition AS is extremely versatile as it is suitable for both routine diagnostic work, as well as for more complex exams in oncology, neurology and cardiology. It’s also ideal for use in emergency situations such as in stroke and heart attack patients where speed is key.
Patient safety is also an added benefit of the Somatom Definition AS. The system provides an Adaptive Dose Shield, which eliminates unnecessary over-radiation. Additionally, the Somatom Definition AS offers a more comfortable and less stressful scanning environment for young patients, as well as those patients presenting challenges such as obesity and claustrophobia.
Another unique feature of the new system is its Adaptive 4D-Spiral, which provides continuous movement of the patient table, permitting a larger area to be imaged. Entire organs and their functions can now be examined with just one single scan.
“Previously, only a small portion of a patient’s affected organ could be imaged, which presented challenges,” said Theresa Griffith, Imaging Director at Delray Medical Center. “With this system, we’ll be able to diagnose conditions earlier, and when it comes to conditions like stroke, earlier treatment provides an opportunity for better patient outcomes.”
For more information about Delray Medical Center’s new 64-slice CT scanner, call 561-637-5370 or visit www.delraymedicalcenter.com.