Philips installed its Ingenuity CT at Russell Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility in Russell, Kansas. Having had experience with Philips Brilliance 16-slice scanner, clinicians at Russell Regional Hospital easily transitioned to the Ingenuity 128-slice CT, which was designed for low dose imaging.
The Ingenuity system offers scanning for scheduled or emergency scenarios. The hospital has also seen improvement in some areas, such as CT angiography (CTA).
“With CTA, for example, we are now able to view arteries in the legs noninvasively whereas with conventional angiography, we would have had to place a catheter in the lower abdominal aorta to visualize the contrast going down the legs,” said Ray House, MD, radiologist, Russell Regional Hospital. “CTA is a major advancement for patient comfort.”