Low Dose CT Scans (LDCT)
Minimize your radiation exposure without compromise.
CT scans are common technology used to take detailed images of internal organs. In order to take these non-invasive images, however, radiation is required. For those patients that have been diagnosed with a condition like lung cancer that requires several scans over their lifetime; the radiation can begin to have an effect on their health. As technology has advanced over the years, a new Low Dose CT Scan option has been made available and NGDC is proud to offer this new service to patients with a high lifetime risk of radiation exposure.
The ASiR Low Dose CT
Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic has recently brought the ASiR (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction) dose reduction technology for computerized tomography (CT) imaging to their Gainesville and Braselton practices. This technology gives patients all the advantages of leading CT imaging and allows physicians to reduce the dose of radiation by up to 40% while still maintaining the quality of the images. This capability allows the clinic to better serve patients according to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle and is a benefit to those patients who are at risk for a high lifetime radiation dose.
“With the addition of ASiR (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction), we are able to accomplish up to 40% dose reduction and maintain excellent image quality…This is important to all patients and staff, but especially those who might meet the lifetime radiation dose.”
NGDC Radiology Manager
If you are interested in finding out more about our low dose CT scan procedure, please contact our Gainesville or Braselton office or give us a call at 770-536-9864. To make an appointment for your LDCT, please fill out the Radiology Request Form to schedule your procedure.