Florida medical centre deploys first Hitachi SCENARIA 128-slice CT scanner


Sarasota Interventional Radiology, a full service outpatient surgery centre located in Sarasota, Florida, has installed the state's first Hitachi SCENARIA 128-slice, lower dose CT scanner.
The 128-slice CT has advanced clinical capabilities and unique features to provide a more comfortable experience for all patients, from paediatric, to oncological, to elderly patients, and offers low radiation exposure.
The new state-of-the-art SCENARIA CT is designed with integrated dose reduction technologies and reduced kV imaging which together provide a lower amount of radiation exposure.
The SCENARIA CT from Hitachi also delivers faster scan times with enhanced image resolution.
Among the unique features equipped in SCENARIA's comprehensive package is its cardiac imaging capabilities.
The new SCENARIA system, which is non-invasive, employees the latest dose-saving technology to use less radiation dose for patients with a high risk of lung cancer and heart disease.
Sarasota Interventional Radiology CEO and medical director Dr Gerald Grubbs said the centre has listened to the concerns of its patients and has taken proactive steps in providing a safer means of CT imaging.
"We are very proud and excited to be the first imaging centre in the Sarasota and Bradenton market to deliver this technology," Dr Grubbs added.
Sarasota Interventional Radiology has selected Hitachi Medical Systems to provide its patients and community with a safe and advanced tool for CT imaging.
Both have entered into a cooperation relationship to further refine CT technology. The partnership aims to decrease the radiation dose for all diagnostic and interventional uses of CT to as low as possible.
Hitachi CT Products marketing director Mark Silverman said, "We are very excited about our relationship with Sarasota Interventional Radiology and are proud to see SCENARIA installed in a facility dedicated to excellence."