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Low Dose CT Scanner

Lakeside Hospital is proud to be the first and only hospital in Louisiana to bring this revolutionary low-dose CT scan technology to our patients. The imaging system drastically reduces the radiation dose to patients and is especially beneficial to children who require a CAT scan and patients who may need multiple imaging tests, such as cancer patients, and women of child-bearing age.

Additionally, physicians at Tulane can gather clarity on tumors, intermediate risk heart disease, GI ailments such as appendicitis and other conditions to deliver a high-definition, accurate diagnosis and allow patients to receive 50 percent lower dose levels of radiation.

Low-dose scan Benefits

  • Delivers high-quality images while simultaneously lowering the radiation patients receive up to 50 percent.
  • Lower radiation dose helps reduce the potential risk of long-term damage.
  • Dose reduction is particularly important when diagnosing or treating children, women of child-bearing age, and patients who may need to receive multiple examinations.
  • Maximizes diagnostic confidence.
  • Innovative imaging technology enables fast scans so you can quickly examine your most challenging images without having to repeat the scan.
  • Determines appropriate treatment for commonly detected small lesions and enables the physicians to see the anatomy more clearly.
  • Enables cardiologists to see even the miniscule vessels of the heart in profound precision in a non-invasive procedure.
  • A patient at risk for intermediate heart disease can bypass going to the cath lab for testing.
  • During complex interventional cases 3D imaging provides valuable additional information.