CT Equipment

cT SCAN

MEDARVA Imaging uses the SOMATOM® go.Up CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. Operated via tablet and remote control, the new scanner enables technologists to remain with patients during scan preparation, allowing our CT technologists to maximize the patient experience. This is especially helpful when imaging the elderly who may need a little support with the CT exam or when imaging young children.  Another major feature of the SOMATOM go. is the ability to reduce artifact from implanted metal devices, making CT scanning possible for patients with spine fixation, knee and hip implants, dental fillings, pacemakers, etc.

The SOMATOM go.Up can image all body regions and is able to allow visualization of small diagnostic details by using information from 64 slices.  With the added benefit of a Stellar integrated detector, tin filter technology and the new Chronon® X-ray tube, the SOMATOM go.Up delivers exceptional scan speed and outstanding image quality. It also uses some of the lowest radiation doses achievable for a 64-slice CT. The combination of all these features gives us broader clinical capabilities to do more advanced scans such as lung cancer screening, virtual colonography [if High Performance package was purchased] and Calcium Scoring to name a few.

The SOMATOM go.Up utilizes SAFIRE iterative reconstruction to help reduce dose for a wide range of applications.* The SOMATOM go.Up uses Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies (FAST) that help simplify and automate time-consuming, complex procedures, thus supporting our clinical team at every stage of the CT examination helping them spend more time with the patients.

The technology is so groundbreaking that it was even named the Best New Radiology Device introduced in 2017, by the distinguished industry publication Aunt Minnie.1 Most importantly, the SOMATOM go. helps our practice deliver best-in-class imaging while consistently reducing radiation dose for our patients.

CT faq’s

A CT or CAT scan, also known as a computed tomography scan, is a medical imaging method that uses special X-ray equipment to obtain cross-sectional pictures of the body. The CT computer displays these pictures as detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues. This type of imaging can be very helpful in diagnosing injuries or fractures or in identifying disease in its earliest stages.
You’ll be asked to change into a gown and then you will lie down on a patient table. The CT system is shaped like a large doughnut and the center of it is called the gantry. The patient table will move slowly through the gantry. Once the table and you are in the correct position, your CT technologist may ask you to hold your breath or not to move. You’ll hear the CT system, which makes a low whirring sound.
For some CT examinations, a contrast medium (sometimes called a dye) is given to help highlight a particular area of your body. Depending on the type of exam, contrast medium is administered in a number of different ways. You might, for example, be asked to drink it or it might be injected into a vein. Keep in mind the contrast medium contains iodine, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
CT scans use X-rays, invisible beams of ionizing radiation that pass through the body and are altered by different tissues to create images. At our facility, we are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of patient safety. For this reason, we use CT imaging technology that enables excellent quality images using low radiation doses. Our investment in low dose CT technology is part of our ongoing commitment to your health and well-being.