State-of-the-art CT scanning at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey Hospital in Hertfordshire has the first private sector SOMATOM® Definition Flash from Siemens Healthcare.

The SOMATOM Definition Flash sets new standards for both speed and image quality.

SOMATOM Flash 128 slice dual source CT scanner Spire Bushey Hospital Herts

The SOMATOM Definition Flash is a new generation of Dual Source CT that requires only a fraction of the radiation dose usually required to scan even the smallest anatomical details at a faster speed than ever before.

Spire Bushey Hospital already offers an advanced Cardiac Centre and the Definition Flash will extend the number and types of procedures currently provided to include CT guided coronary angiograms. 

The SOMATOM® Definition Flash features:

  • Due to its scanning speed, the system can examine the heart at a radiation exposure level that is three times lower than the background radiation a person naturally absorbs in a year.
  • The scanner can perform a scan of the entire heart in just 250 milliseconds, less than half a heart beat.
  • The scanner can image hearts with a fast pulse or an irregular beat so a non-invasive test can be performed without using beta blockers.
  • With a new level of image quality, the Definition Flash offers increased contrast without having to apply the higher radiation dose previously required. This will ensure that patients receive low dose scans that still deliver a high quality image.

For more information about our CT scanner or how to be referred by your GP please call 020 8901 5505 or enquire online now.

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