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Technology

Upgrading and expanding imaging systems are an ongoing priority and are essential to all areas of our mission: state-of-the-art equipment improves diagnostic accuracy and procedural outcomes, improves efficiencies, improves patient safety and comfort, and enhances teaching and research.

CT systems

Our CT systems include:

  • Siemens Somatom Definition™ Force
  • Siemens Somatom Definition™ AS
  • GE Lightspeed 16-slice
  • GE Volume CT 64-slice

There is a dedicated CT procedure suite with the Siemens Somatom Definition™ AS scanner. This versatile 40-slice scanner is used for a range of image-guided percutaneous interventions, offering multiplanar fluoroscopic reconstruction and merged 3D/real-time imaging.

MRI systems

Our MRI systems include:

  • Two Siemens Skyra 3T
  • Siemens Aera 1.5T
  • GE Discovery™ MR750 3T
  • GE Explorer 1.5T

In addition, the department maintains a Philips Achieva 3T research MR system used in the Advanced Imaging Center.

Interventional radiology equipment

The Interventional Radiology Section has five angiography suites. The department also has a minor procedure suite with ultrasound, a dedicated PICC room with C-arm run by vascular access nursing service, and an interventional CT suite.

The angiography suites include:

  • GE single-plane angiography system
  • Siemens Axiom Artiszee biplane system
  • Siemens Artis single-plane system
  • GE C-arm

A new Phillips Azurion single plane room with advanced Interventional Oncology capabilities is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020. There are plans for replacement of the GE single plane with a new biplane Phillips Azurion in the near future. All angiography suites have ultrasound as well. Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery and Neurointerventional Radiology also use the angiography suites for procedures.

Nuclear imaging equipment

The Nuclear Imaging Division utilizes four scanning systems:

  • Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT
  • Siemens Symbia T6™ SPECT-CT
  • Siemens Intevo Excel SPECT-CT
  • GE Infinia Hawkeye Gamma Camera

Ultrasound imaging equipment

The Ultrasound Imaging Section operates six exam rooms at the 3S location and two in the 5M OB-GYN clinic location with the most state-of-the art imaging available on Philips EPIQ & GE Voluson systems.

Mammography and breast imaging equipment

Mammography screening and diagnostic studies are conducted on Hologic 3Dimensions™ Mammography System units. Biopsies are performed using the Hologic Affirm® Breast Biopsy Guidance System. This advanced system allows a faster and more comfortable patient experience during a core breast biopsy since it uses a tomosynthesis guidance system and allows the patient to sit comfortably while it is performed.

Philips Epiq 7 high resolution ultrasound scanners are dedicated for breast imaging. The technologists and radiologists who will scan you are specially trained in breast imaging. Breast-MR exams and interventions utilize 3 Tesla MR units, a Sentinelle™ Breast MR Auxiliary Table with 8-channel coil array and Philips DynaCAD breast MR image analysis system.

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