CT system aids interventional and colonography procedures at Royal Gwent Hospital

Published: 9-Jun-2014

Royal Gwent Hospital installed SOMATOM Definition Edge system from Siemens Healthcare

Royal Gwent Hospital, part of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, has bolstered its CT interventional and colonography capabilities as a result of installing a SOMATOM Definition Edge system from Siemens Healthcare.

The system marks the second installation of a Definition Edge by the health board following positive feedback received from staff in the key areas of dose reduction and image quality.

Radiographers have already stated that its intuitive interface, optimised patient-centric imaging and reduction in electronic noise are assisting with departmental workflow. The Definition Edge helps to improve spatial resolution in CT by generating ultra-thin slices. The system’s Stellar Detector, the first fully-integrated detector that significantly reduces electronic noise, combined with SAFIRE, Siemens’ raw-data-based interactive reconstruction, work in harmony to complement the Edge’s low-dose imaging.

“Through the investment in this technology, we are able to provide the highest levels of service to our patients,” said Andrew Carter, radiology services manager at Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospital.

“The low-dose functionality, alongside the high-quality image quality, is of considerable benefit to clinicians and patients alike.”

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