Nevada Heart and Vascular Siemens CT Definition Flash Installation

During the last week of January, JDI proudly completed the installation of the Siemens Definition Dual Source Flash CT at the renowned Nevada Heart & Vascular Center in Las Vegas.

Our goals were simple: to provide and quickly install the best technology to accommodate the tremendous amount of CT Cardiac Angiography cases NHV handles on a daily basis. The Definition Flash rotation speed of .28s with the dual source and dual detectors is unique in its ability to scan the entire heart and evaluate morphology and coronaries with a full temporal resolution of 75ms.

This system extends the benefits of coronary CTA to patients suffering with conditions that would formerly be unsuitable for Cardiac CTA.  These same detectors also ensure low radiation dose along with outstanding image quality.  

Although our team completed the installation so NV Heart could resume CTA scanning after just missing 3 days, it was efforts of many and months of planning which enabled a successful and short cycle.  We believe in the basics of good procurement and inspections, well timed and quality logistics with thorough and consistent communication throughout.

The gifted physicians, extremely talented technologist (who built CTA protocols even before the training started) and the experienced staff at NHV were instrumental in the completion and successful implementation of the Flash CT system.

We thank SMS and Siemens Europe for the support as well as Siemens USA for the fantastic applications training.  Ultimately, it is the earlier detection of the #1 killer of Americans that is most important.

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