Seeing more of our children
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), based in South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, is a leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions. It is also the state’s largest maternity and obstetric service, providing obstetric and neonatal care to more than 250,000 women and children each year. In addition to serving patients locally, the hospital is also a tertiary referral center.
When the time came for the WCH to upgrade its CT scanning technology, it was essential the chosen system be capable of producing images of the highest achievable quality for all applications—with the lowest radiation dose. It was also essential that the speed of the system was capable of minimizing the number of examinations performed under sedation and general anesthesia. The WCH chose the Discovery* CT750 HD.
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, is a 305-bed obstetric and pediatric specialty hospital.
• High-definition images with significantly reduced dose, in some cases as much as 75% (Table 1 and 2)
• Advanced CT angiography enabling additional and more accurate diagnoses.
• Faster scan time, reducing the need for sedation and increasing patient comfort.