Desert Radiology adds new advanced CT scanner to Palomino facility
Desert Radiology adds new advanced CT scanner to Palomino facility

New CT Scanner will Provide Superior Imaging Results and Improve 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.

CT, or computed tomography, is a scan that allows physicians to see inside a patient’s body to help diagnose injury or 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 software which significantly reduces metal artifact for complex musculoskeletal exams. The equipment also features a wide entry to easily accommodate patients of all sizes. 

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

The new CT scanner was installed in late January at the practice’s Palomino location, in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District, with patient examinations already underway. 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.

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Photo: Courtesy of Desert Radiology – new CT scanner available at Palomino location

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