LH Deputy Pernkopf: The state of Lower Austria is constantly investing in state-of-the-art medicine
San Polten (OTS / NLK) – At the beginning of October, a new computed tomograph (CT) came into operation at the state hospital in Mistelbach-Gänserndorf. The new dual-source technology device is one of the most modern currently available. “The state of Lower Austria is constantly investing in state-of-the-art medicine. With the new computed tomograph, precise diagnoses are possible in all fields of radiology. State-of-the-art technology and highly qualified specialists ensure top-quality radiological services for the Weinviertel population in the state clinic in Mistelbach-Gänserndorf, “explains Stephan Pernkopf, Deputy Director of the LH, during a visit to LK Mistelbach.
The new CT has been in use at the Mistelbach-Gänserndorf state hospital since October. The dual source technology of the computed tomograph generates two different energies. During the examination, instead of just one x-ray beam, two x-ray beams and two detectors surround the patient. Not only does this streamline workflows and shorten exam time for patients, it also opens up new exam options. “The new computed tomograph can also be used to perform a coronary CT scan, which is a computed tomography of the heart. Heart disease vessels can now be viewed in 3D in the state hospital. The method is less stressful for patients. In some cases, this means that conventional angiography can be dispensed with, “explains medical director Dr. Cristiano Cebulla.
One of the many other benefits is that holding your breath is no longer necessary. Due to the fast recording speed, these movements do not affect the image quality. This is important for younger patients as well as for patients with lung disease.
“The low dose of radiation and reduced administration of contrast medium are further advantages of the new CT. Some diseases require regular examinations and these patients will particularly benefit from the innovation. I am very pleased that this high-tech device is now being used in the state clinic in Mistelbach-Gänserndorf “, emphasizes Katja Sacher, BSc, managing director of Gesundheit Weinviertel GmbH.
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