Many patients might feel apprehensive about undergoing an MRI examination. The open bore design of the Toshiba Vantage Titan Large Bore 1.5T creates a comfortable space in which patients of all sizes can feel at ease. Additionally, the Titan is incredibly quiet, adding to the patient’s overall comfort throughout the examination. Quietness also helps to reduce patient movement and increases the chance to image quickly, often without sedation.
Having a large bore system at your facility also enables you to reach a larger portion of the population, ultimately leading to increased revenue. For those interested in minimizing upfront capital costs, buying a pre-owned Titan system may be a smart financial investment. A pre-owned Titan is often half the price of a new system and reimbursement rates remain the same. This comfortable, safe, and user-friendly system is ideal for patient focused care and can be purchased affordably through Radiology Oncology Systems.
A PET/CT scanner combines the benefits of nuclear medicine with the clarity of x-ray imaging. For radiation oncologists, this means identifying the tumor in a patient, and knowing precisely where it is located. It’s a very powerful imaging modality, far superior in many cases to CT, X-Ray, or MRI, when dealing with cancer patients.
Although PET/CT is becoming an increasingly sought-after modality in radiation therapy, the relatively low patient load in the radiation therapy clinic makes the purchase of a PET/CT hard to justify for a practice. After all, a cancer patient will get one or two PET/CT scans during the course of a radiation therapy treatment, yet may require up to 30 or more daily treatments (fractions) on a linear accelerator.
The 63rd Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, held this week in San Diego, CA, brought together more than 5,700 attendees to discuss the latest breakthroughs in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. With the celebration of the 40th anniversary of FDG, many sessions revolved around PET/CT imaging, equipment and radiotracers; developed to increase the detection of multiple chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, dementia and cardiac diseases.
Most radiologists are not currently providing a comprehensive dense breast solution. Mammography and other x-ray technologies lack the ability to effectively detect lesions in dense breasts.
A GE CT scanner is highly sought after on the used equipment market. Rightfully so, GE naturally creates a great product. A GE CT scanner will enter the used equipment market less than other manufactured products. This is due to the longevity of the units and costs of replacement parts are less expensive.
We’ve written before about what a CT Simulator is here, and some of the considerations when choosing a model. Today we’d like to discuss the X-ray tube of a CT Simulator, and how important it is in making a purchase.