A new state-of-the-art PET CT scanner is creating a lot of buzz at Hartford Healthcare in Hartford, Conn., particularly the lower radiation dose being one of the model’s many benefits. Dr. Thomas Farquhar, MEDNAX-affiliated radiologist, discusses how this cutting-edge technology brings better care to patients. “Some of the advantages are lower radiation doses, improved image quality and the ability to see more patients each day,” Farquhar says. The new scanner has modern technology that’s able to adjust the X-rays to use just the right amount of radiation to get the information that’s needed and using less of the injected radioisotope, while still producing superior images. Other benefits include improved accuracy and precision.
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