Image Gently CT Scan NYC: Let the Holiday Lights Glow Instead of You

POSTED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 AT 3:06 PM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

CT scans are an important aspect of maintaining a healthy body. They can be used for standard screening of the coronary arteries of high risk patients and as an alternate option for colonoscopy. Overexposure to radiation, however, can be a concern. Park Avenue Radiologists offers the most technologically advanced equipment in radiology. Our CT scans in NYC are equipped with Siemens Care Dose4D, reducing radiation exposure in radiology as a part of the “image gently” campaign. Our CT technologists are certified as “image gently” to ensure the least possible exposure to radiation, so the holiday lights will be the only thing glowing this December.

The doctors and technicians at Park Avenue Radiologists use Siemens Care Dose4D CT scanners to provide patients with the most accurate CT scan in NY with the least amount of radiation exposure. Traditional CT scans in New York are those which use a manually selected fixed tube current. This technology involves the technician choosing a tube current value, and the entire scan is performed using that fixed value despite the patient’s size and constitution. This could potentially lead to misdiagnoses due to too little radiation or over exposure to radiation depending on the patient. The image gently Siemens Care Dose4D CT scans in New York that Park Avenue Radiologists provides, however, adjusts throughout the scan to accommodate for the individual size and constitution of each patient. For example, slim patients need less radiation than obese patients in order to scan with the same results, but an obese patient who is weaker than another obese patient will receive less radiation to accommodate for their lower constitution. These scanners can not only change on a patient to patient basis, but they can also change radiation levels during a scan, such as if a person has a weaker shoulder compared to a strong hip, or slim legs compared to an obese stomach. Our Siemens Care Dose4D CT scans in New York here at Part Avenue Radiologists provide more control and individuality on a patient to patient and feature to feature basis, so we can adjust our scanner to match your needs.

Maintain your cardiac and colon health this holiday season with a visit to Park Avenue Radiologists and their Siemens Care Dose4D CT scans in New York. The doctors at Park Avenue Radiologists and their staff welcome you to voice any questions or concerns you may have about the CT scans in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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