For Patients

Safe. Increased patient safety with lower dose and improved patient comfort with shorter scan time.

Patient engagement is more than a phrase. It’s a reality. Patients are doing research, asking smart questions, and making decisions based on what they believe is best for their health. Scans that offer half the radiation dose and can be performed in half the time are certainly benefits that will drive a patient to an imaging facility.

Key Benefits

  • Shorter exam time: UltraSPECT’s WBR technology can significantly shorten the exam time for patients, providing peace of mind and added patient comfort. Exams can be completed in as little as 3 minutes, a fraction of the time of standard exams.
  • Half the radiation dose: It is an undisputed fact that patients are now aware of and concerned about how much radiation dose they receive. Increase patient safety by lowering dose in half. Referrals will increase, along with patient satisfaction.
  • High quality images: Patients want to know that their doctor is going to get it right – the first time. High image quality provided by UltraSPECT – equivalent to if not better than the more common reconstruction methods – leads to higher diagnostic confidence.
  • Safer for adult and pediatric patients alike: While the UltraSPECT Xpress3.Xardiac system is used most frequently for adults, the Xpress.Bone™ and Xact.Bone™ systems provide safer imaging to pediatric patients as well as adults. Particularly in pediatric oncology with small and fragile patients being treated for bone cancer, you want to provide the safest option possible.

Did you know?

The Image Gently® imitative and the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging encourage parents to be their child’s advocate. Parents are encouraged to ask questions of their pediatrician and radiologists of ways to lower and limit dose in medical imaging and interventional procedures without compromising quality.

Did you also know?

Image Wisely is a campaign focused on adult radiation protection. In addition to educating healthcare facilities and imaging departments, this joint task force of The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, who have collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, also aim to educate patients. Resources, including questions to ask and videos to watch before an imaging procedure are promoted to patients on the website:

What others are saying:

“For HCA, delivering the highest quality care to our patients is always the priority, and with or without industry mandates, we will provide lower dose and shorter exam times for all of our patients thanks to Xpress3.Cardiac™ from UltraSPECT, giving us a significant competitive advantage over other local imaging facilities and hospitals.”
Ruck Davids, technical director of nuclear cardiology, Hamilton Cardiology Associates (HCA).

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