Neurological and Spinal Surgery, LLC Receives Accreditation by the ICACTL
Computed Tomography (CT) is a highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities. An estimated 62 million CT scans are performed annually in the United States to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac system and sinus and temporal bones.
Early detection of life threatening conditions and other diseases is possible through the use of CT procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. While these tests are very helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on CT testing. The skill of the CT technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.
Neurological and Spinal Surgery, LLC in Lincoln, NE, has been granted accreditation in the areas of Body CT and Neurological CT by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories (ICACTL).
Accreditation by the ICACTL means that Neurological and Spinal Surgery, LLC has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts, The lCACTL grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
Siemens SOMATOM GO.UP 64-Slice CT Scanner
The Siemens SOMATOM GO.UP 64-Slice CT Scanner has several benefits for physicians and patients, including:
- Increased patient safety using some of the lowest radiation doses achievable for a 64-slice CT. Operated via tablet and remote control allowing technologists to remain with patients during scan preparation.
- Modern system design allows for excellent patient access.
- Highly detailed imaging with very short breathhold requirement using multislice CT. The SOMATOM GO.UP 64-Slice CT Scanner has the ability to reduce artifact from implanted metal devices, making CT scanning possible for patients with spine fixation, knee and hip implants, dental fillings, pacemakers, etc.
- Ability to accommodate patients up to 500 lbs.
- Short Scan time.
What is CT?
CT is a radiological method that has been used since 1974 to visualize certain regions of your body slice by slice. Today, CT technology is an indispensable tool in medicine. It is used for routine examinations of the entire body. CT sees inside your body, and also into areas that cannot be visualized by standard X-ray examinations.
The results of computed tomography allow your physician to help diagnose certain diseases earlier and more precisely. And since diseases are treated more successfully when diagnosed early, CT scans can help save lives. With CT you will receive the best of treatments from highly qualified and experienced professionals.
For Example, CT Can Assist in:
- Detecting strokes, head injuries, herniated discs and abscesses.
- Locating fractures.
- Determining the extent of bone and soft tissue damage in trauma patients.
- Diagnosing changes in various organs.
- Examination of the heart and of the coronary vessels.
- Early diagnosis of lung and intestinal cancer.
For more information about CT exams, please visit radiologyinfo.org.
Digital X-ray System
Quantum’s X-ray system provides the highest degree of image quality and patient care. Combined with the Carestream CR image viewing, the systems provide enhanced functionality, convenience and efficiency.
The X-ray system’s freedom of movement allows for a wide array of examinations. Even challenging views, such as weight-bearing, cross-table and off-table studies are simplified through the system’s generous range of motion and flexibility.
The extra-wide design of the system’s revolutionary table supports a patient weight capacity of 650 lbs, and it lowers easily to accommodate stretcher and wheelchair patients.