A CT Scanner refers to Computed Tomography. CT scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of parts of your body and the structures inside your body.
CT Scanner are categorized technically by the number of slices or scans or images it can take per rotation . The single slicer takes one image per rotation and is the bottom most in the ladder.
The hierarchy goes as : 1( single), 2 ( Dual) , 4 ( Quad) , 6, 8, 16, 32, 40, 64, 128, 256, and 512 scans/sec.
What is it for?
CT scans are vital for detecting terminal diseases like brain tumors, cancer,neurological problems and other underlying abnormalities of the body, organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels typically provide greater detail than traditional x-rays, particularly of soft tissues and blood vessels. CT scanning provides more detailed information on head injuries, stroke, brain tumors and other brain diseases than regular radiographs (x-rays).
APPLICATION IN THE MEDICAL WORLD
Quickly identify injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.
It successfully guides biopsies and other procedures such as abscess drainages and minimally invasive tumor treatments.
Plan for and assess the results of surgery, such as organ transplants or gastric bypass.
It helps in stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
Aids in Measuring bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.
A C.T scan is the doctor’s guide to figure out what is going inside the patient’s body, depending upon the extent of the problem, different scan may be required.
There are various types of scans that are available depending upon the need of the patient such as
What should an ideal CT scanner contain?
The Application of CT Scanners depends on Scope and Size of Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres. A effectiveness of CT Scanner depends on the number of Images / Scans it can take per second.
Smaller hospitals and nursing homes do not require a very high end CT as they do routine scanning more , and that too 80-90% of cases are head cases .
- It should be fast in processing
- Have agood memory storage.
- Starting up time should be low
- Scan volume should be high
- Irrespective of the type of CT scanner selected the most critical element in the entire process of selection and utilization of ascanner depends on the availability of service in the local region and the type of service contracts. One must watch out for situations in which a manufacturer may lower the cost of its scanner to compete with other manufacturers but indirectly make up for the loss of the scanner cost by levying higher rates for service contracts.
Therefore, examining the type of service available in the region
And the type of service agreement with a manufacturer is crucial at the time of selection.
As CT Scanner Manufacturing companies have stopped manufacturing the 1,2,4 slice CTs , and are usually starting from 16 slice onward.
For the High End CT Scanners above 16 slice onwards the initial cost and running cost is quite substantial and is not viable for smaller hospitals and diagnostic centres.
Hence the used/ refurbished Emotion is a good machine o buy, as it can make the project viable and can be value for money.
Medventura an Online Portal for Medical Equipment and Consumables takes special care for the needs of Healthcare Industry in India. The Siemens Emotion Single Slice CT Scanner, one of the best CT scanner available in India has been verified and checked by Medventura. Since Medical Advancements the advancements in diseases and diagnostic practices have also got a boost, the Siemens single slice scanner contains all the features required to conduct a good diagnose. Not only this, it is reliable, affordable and durable.
Some of its technical specifications are
Scanner : gantry
Aperture (cm): 70
Maximum scan field of view (cm): 50 Couch
Length and width (cm):217.5 x 43
Horizontal movement range (cm): 153
Vertical movement range out of-gantry (cm):45 – 83
Maximum weight on couch (kg) 200
Tube and generator
Generator power rating (kW) 40
Anode heat capacity (MHU) 6.3 7.7 3
Maximum anode cooling rate (KHU/min): 635
Guaranteed tube life: 130,000 scan Seconds
[Total hard disk storage capacity Supplied as standard (Bytes)-18 GB]Additional facilities Independent workstation: Standard
Contrast injector : Optional CT fluoroscopy software and Hard-copy imaging device
Bone mineral: Densitometry CT angiography Standard Dental
Radiotherapy CT: simulation soft
After taking into contrast all the features it has , we have come up with the conclusion that SIEMENS CT SCANNER is the best choice for your hospital, diagnostic centre.
Widen your clinical capabilities with SOMATOM® Emotion. It is famous for its great versatility and high performance from exam set-up to image acquisition and processing – and will give you high efficiency in delivering high quality clinical outcomes.
Innovative dose-saving features such as IRIS, CARE Dose4D and Dose MAP, combine the best possible image quality at the lowest possible dose.
These machines are installed in big numbers and the users face lots of problems with parts and service, but Medventura also provides service agencies who can take care of the machines in a good effective manner and also take up repairs and maintenance contracts for the same.
The combination of Siemens best technology and medventura’s reliable pricing and support, widen your horizons and pick up the best option for yourself.