McKee Medical Center has invested in an advanced diagnostic medical imaging system that helps physicians reach confident diagnoses and reduces radiation dose to patients by up to 40 percent.
The new LightSpeed® VCT XTe from GE Healthcare, enables the lowering of radiation dose while maintaining high quality images throughout the body.
“The addition of the GE Healthcare LightSpeed VCT XTe complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that McKee offers our community,” said Anne Rydesky, associated administrator for McKee Medical Center.
“It provides us a higher level of diagnostic confidence at significantly lower radiation dose with the new ASiR™ technology.”
ASiR stands for Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction. This is a new, advanced image reconstruction technique that makes it possible to dramatically reduce radiation dose to patients up to 40 percent without compromising the quality of the image.
“This is especially beneficial for children and young adults who are more susceptible to harm from excessive radiation exposures,” Rydesky said.
The LightSpeed VCT XTe also provides new in-depth brain and cardiac techniques that make these tests more reliable and enable doctors to have more confidence in their diagnosis, she added.
CT, or computed tomography technology, combines X-rays and computers to produce detailed, cross sectional images of internal structures of the body.
It is the diagnostic exam of choice when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detectable with a conventional physical examination.
McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo., is a 132-bed nonprofit, acute-care hospital that offers excellence in health care including cancer care, women’s services, orthopedics and surgical care. McKee is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system based in Phoenix, Ariz., with 22 hospitals throughout the West.
For more information about CT services or other medical imaging services at McKee, visit www.bannerhealth.com/McKee or call (970) 635-4067.