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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Unveils Advanced Dual Source CT Imaging

May 31, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Unveils Advanced Dual Source CT Imaging

Hospital is the first in Palm Beach County to offer advanced radiologic technology


Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 31, 2017-The SOMATOM Definition Flash from Siemens Healthineers arrives at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center providing patients with a new advanced radiologic offering.  The Definition Flash is one of the most important developments in diagnostic imaging. The dual source, 2 x 128-slice CT is better at freezing motion than a single source CT, allowing a patient’s heart along with the arteries and anatomy to be better captured in a single beat, even at higher heart rates.

            “This new technology will help our radiologists improve the quality of images while also reducing the radiation dose a patient receives, said Dr. Brian Young, Medical Director of Radiology at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  “Physicians can then view clearer images that make a condition easier to diagnose.”  

            The SOMATOM® Definition Flash from Siemens Healthineers creates new opportunities for patient-friendly imaging at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. The SOMATOM Definition Flash is one of the fastest computed tomography (or CT) scanners available. For most adults, it can image the entire chest in less than a second and it can scan the whole body in less than 5 seconds. For children, many scans can be completed in less than one second. With such fast imaging times, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center can generally perform these studies using less radiation than conventional CT scanners – meaning a safer imaging procedure.

“Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is taking imaging and patient care to the next level,” said Dianne Goldenberg chief executive officer, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “The new Definition Flash brings exceptional image quality and can also reduce the number of scans a patient may need to receive an efficient and accurate diagnosis; this means improved quality of care, as well as patient safety and comfort.”

The SOMATOM Definition Flash also employs Siemens FAST CARE technology, which allows technologists at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to conduct high quality imaging that minimizes radiation dose levels, while spending more time with patients. In addition, the Flash offers a new technique for reducing artifacts from metal, allowing better imaging of patients with implants.

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