Cambridge, Mass. - Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has upgraded its Computed Tomography
(CT) equipment to enhance patient safety and improve imaging. The CT
units at the Cambridge and Whidden Hospital campuses now have GE ASiR
dose reduction technology, which minimizes radiation exposure to
patients and staff, as well as other advanced applications that improve
cardiac and vascular tests.
this new technology in place, we are able to improve the diagnosis of
health issues and our interventions while reducing radiation,” says
Chief of Radiology Carol Hulka, MD. “The advanced software constantly
adjusts the radiation dose during the CT scan to expose patients to the
minimum amount of radiation necessary to provide the best images.
Studies show that the radiation dose is reduced up to 40% with no
adverse effects to the image quality. So this is a win-win for our
Cambridge Health Alliance’s Department of
Radiology is recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for
its high standards. In addition to having national CT accreditation, it
has also achieved ACR accreditation for Ultrasound and is a national ACR Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging.
These achievements reflect the skill of CHA staff in controlling
radiation dose and ensuring image quality. To schedule a radiology test
at any CHA facility, please call 617-665-1298.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an
integrated, award-winning health system that provides high quality care
in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It
includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and
specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a
Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with
Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and
Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit www.challiance.org.
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