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MUSC launches full-scale use of new CT scanning technology
Staff Reports | MUSC News Center | June 24, 2014
Callie Crawford, biologist from College of Charleston, prepares the Siemens Force CT scanner to scan sharks and stingrays at MUSC for a project.
Patients who must undergo CT scanning now have a new option for care at MUSC that’s lightning fast, uses less radiation and is friendlier to the kidneys.
“Knowing there is less radiation and increased accuracy through this innovation in technology is invaluable to both patients and physicians. Similarly, knowing that only minimal amounts of contrast dye are needed is reassuring to patients with decreased kidney function and their doctors.
With two sets of Siemens’ X-ray tubes and detectors, the SOMATOM Force CT extends advanced imaging to all patients, including some of the most challenging: young children, patients with kidney problems and patients who are unable to hold their breath. By overcoming some of these imaging limitations, MUSC is making CT scanning available for a broader array of patients.