Low Dose CT Scan

Hospital upgrades CT scanner to provide less radiation exposure

In an effort to provide continued imaging improvement, Jersey Shore Hospital recently upgraded the hospital’s CT scanner to provide less radiation exposure to patients.

Low Dose CT Scan - JSH

Bill Breen, Registered CT technologist, assists a patient during a recent scan.

The GE VCT scanner at Jersey Shore Hospital now utilizes a product called ASiR (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction), one of the newest and most innovative GE products. This technology significantly reduces radiation dose to patients, while still maintaining excellent image quality and detail.

The machine can now provide as much as a 40 percent radiation dose reduction as compared to other CT models. Typically, other methods for radiation dose reduction in CT can cause an increase in noise and image deterioration. But GE’s industry-breakthrough ASiR product solves this by subtracting noise altogether, not merely masking it. As a result, patient dose is reduced without compromising image quality.

Jersey Shore Hospital is proud to offer this new technology to the community. “Being able to offer a significant reduction in radiation exposure while not affecting image quality is a big advantage for both our patients and our physicians,” said Edward Sowul, Radiology Director. “It’s really quite amazing how significant the benefits are from this new technology.”

At Jersey Shore Hospital, there is a continued commitment to improve upon today’s imaging performance and to set standards for ongoing improvement in the future—while attempting to meet the growing regulations and guidelines, as well as the expectations of  patients and staff for a high-quality, clinical experience.

Jersey Shore Hospital is accredited in Computed Tomography (CT scan) by the American College of Radiology, and continues to provide advanced, personalized healthcare within reach. Appointments are available through your physician, or by calling (570) 398-5165.

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