New CT Scanner Provides Superior Imaging Results, Improved Radiation Safety

Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for more than 50 years, acquired a new CT scanner equipped with radiation dose reduction software packages that will be used at the Palomino facility.

The new uMR 570 MRI machine.

CT, or computed tomography, is a scan that allows physicians to see inside a patient’s body to help diagnose any injury or potential disease. The new Canon Aquilion Prime SP 80 detector row CT scanner is comprised of two dose reduction software packages, AIDR 3D and Sure Exposure, that maintain high quality image detail of imaging results while lowering radiation dosages specific to each patient’s body type.

Additionally, the new scanner comes equipped with SEMR software, which significantly reduces metal artifact for complex musculoskeletal exams. The equipment also features a wide 78 cm entry to easily accommodate patients.

This latest acquisition is a continuation of Desert Radiology’s commitment to advanced high-quality patient care, as they provide the most state-of-the-art radiology procedures and diagnostic imaging available.

The new CT scanner has been installed and patient examinations began on January 27th at the practice’s Palomino location, in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District. The practice has plans of installing a second Aquilion Prime CT in March at its location in northwest Las Vegas.

“Our team continually studies and researches the best tools available to help improve patient care,” said Vicki Thornhill, Imaging Facility Manager at Desert Radiology. “Our new CT scanners will help our physicians deliver the most accurate results possible.”

Desert Radiology is Southern Nevada’s largest resource for diagnostic care with more than 80 experienced radiologists. The practice operates 11 outpatient imaging centers and works closely with 12 area hospitals to deliver leading-edge services that include diagnostic and interventional radiology.

About Desert Radiology

Desert Radiology was founded in 1966 and has grown within the Las Vegas community to become the area’s chief resource for the highest quality diagnostic care. Desert Radiology’s staff of radiologists, technical and support personnel promote a reassuring environment that relieves concerns, resulting in the best possible experience for our patients. Desert Radiology works closely with hospitals to deliver leading-edge diagnostic imaging services and is proud to provide radiology interpretations and perform interventional procedures at numerous Nevada hospitals. For more information, visit their website, or on Twitter and Facebook.