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Multi-Slice Volume (Helical) CT

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital operates multiple multislice volume CT scanners, including Dual Source technology of the 2 x 128 SOMATOM® Definition Flash CT Scan.

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Split-second scanning
Only the Dual Source technology of the SOMATOM® Definition Flash allows scanning at Flash speed, so that diagnostic images can be acquired from almost any patient – independent of their heart rate, their ability to hold their breath, or their willingness to remain still. This makes sedation for children unnecessary, optimizes the golden hour for trauma patients, and addresses all kinds of challenging cardiac cases. With the SOMATOM Definition Flash, speed means a more reliable diagnosis.

Defining low-dose CT
With Dual Source technology and the Stellar Detectors, the SOMATOM Definition Flash sets the benchmark for dose efficiency. CARE Dose4D, CARE kV, and the Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction (SAFIRE) make up the industry’s only comprehensive dose reduction portfolio. What is needed, however, is the right dose – the perfect dose level to deliver the best possible image quality.

These efforts are guided by the ALARA principle: As Low As Reasonably Achievable. Only Dual Source can consistently make scans fast enough to achieve this image quality at benchmark dose levels and so define the threshold for low dosage in CT scanning. That includes sub-mSv heart imaging, triple-rule-outs that are routinely under two mSv, and ultra-low-dose pediatric scans with the help of CARE Child.

Dual Source Dual Energy for all patients
With Dual Source Dual Energy, every scan produces two data sets. This not only saves a non-enhanced scan, it also improves the quality of routine and non-routine examinations – all with a dose comparable to conventional 120-kV scans. The SOMATOM Definition Flash is unique in its ability to provide excellent low-kV images, save on dosage, evaluate heart morphology and coronaries, and visualize quantitative perfusion information for blood vessels and organs.

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Call: (561) 955-7100