The installation of a Revolution GSI CT system from GE Healthcare has allowed physicians at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center (SWDIC) in Dallas to provide high-definition computed tomography (CT) images and lower radiation doses for patients.

According to GE Healthcare, Revolution GSI has a fast energy switching technology known as Gemstone Spectral Imaging (GSI) that enables data sampling rates at different energies as fast as 0.25 milliseconds, enabling clinicians to deliver more personalized care for each patient.

A recent announcement from SWDIC stated that its clinicians are seeing benefits for patients with implants. They report that hardware implants are a common finding with current spine surgery practices, and the dual energy feature of the new CT system has helped reduce metal artifact, improve image quality, and enable a more confident diagnosis. Traditional CT imaging can have artifacts, which sometimes lead to sub-optimal exams that are difficult to read.

“This technology allows us to continue to reduce radiation dose to our patients, and maintain our high image quality,” said Clint Hamilton, MD. “It will increase our patient workflow and help reduce patient wait times. The dual energy capability can also help us to scan individual patients fewer times.”

Equipped with GE Healthcare’s proprietary Gemstone detector and ASiR technology, physicians at SWDIC report that they will be able to provide accurate CT scans at a reduced radiation dose. Clinicians can also help reduce patient anxiety with Revolution GSI, because the system’s Xtream display allows the CT staff to spend more time with the patient and less time outside of the scan room. Additionally, faster scanning speeds allow for shorter exam times, and better contrast enhancement allows physicians to optimize contrast for each patient.

For more information about the Revolution GSI, visit the GE Healthcare website.