Ultra-low radiation doses with a mini CT
Lakeside ENT and Allergy has been planning for an in-office Mini CT Scanner for some time and our 229 Parrish office in Canandaigua was designed with space for such a device. We became interested in office imaging due to our busy sinus and ear practices, and because of the ultra-low radiation doses a mini CT uses and the resulting enhanced patient safety. As you can see in the chart below, a Mini CT of the sinuses gives about 80% less radiation than a conventional CT scanner and not much more radiation than a chest xray. And yet, because of the new technology, the images are as good as the conventional CT scan. We are hopeful to begin offering this service in early 2016.
Photo Credit: Xoran