HSA temporarily suspends CT Scan service to install new advanced scanner
The Health Services Authority (HSA) will temporarily suspend its computed tomography (CT) scan service effective Friday, 12 March 2021, to facilitate the installation of a new state-of-the-art scanner that will deliver better quality images in a faster and safer way. The installation process is expected to take approximately two weeks.
The Revolution CT allows radiologists the ability to lower radiation doses while capturing rich imaging. “It is always best to limit the body’s exposure to radiation if possible and with this new technology we will be able to scan our patients at an even lower dose, making the process safer than before,” stated HSA’s Medical Director, Dr. Delroy Jefferson.
Cardiac CT, a challenging area for CT technology due to radiologists having to work with a moving organ, will also become significantly easier and more efficient. Other capabilities of the machine include CT flouoroscopy that enables realtime image control over the entire body and rapid and precise CT angiography which helps to diagnose and evaluate blood vessel disease or related conditions, such as aneurysms or blockages.
“We apologise for the inconvenience, but this step is necessary as we work towards improving our radiology services and ultimately our patients’ outcomes,” noted Dr. Jefferson.
The public will be notified as soon as the new scanner is operational.