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About the iCT 256 Scanning System

Philips iCT 256 slice scanner

Holy Cross was the first hospital in Florida to offer the Philips iCT 256-slice scanner. This cutting-edge technology is so powerful, it can capture an image of the entire heart in just two beats and with up to 90 percent less radiation than other CT scanners and nuclear stress tests.

Compared to the average 64-slice scanner, the Philips 256 has double the coverage and four times the slices for ultrafast acquisition and produces images at sub-millimeter resolution. This technology allows our clinicians to locates clots with unprecedented accuracy and conduct minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of clinical problems including stroke (and wake-up stroke), carotid artery disease, brain aneurysms and other vascular disorders. With the help of this newest addition to our Comprehensive Stroke Program, we can now perform Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA) and CT Brain Perfusion during the critical treatment window and intra-arterial intervention, allowing us to deliver more effective care.

The Brilliance iCT technology provides detailed and clear 3D images of an entire organ. It excels at routine head and body imaging while simplifying the most demanding applications such as cardiac, bariatric, pediatric, and trauma. 

While the scanner delivers key clinical insights for a wide range of applications in the radiology and cardiology settings, the enhanced visualizations will be most valuable for doctors diagnosing and treating problems within the heart. The Brilliance iCT scanner is also designed to reduce a patient’s exposure to X-rays. The scan is much quicker, as the machine’s X-ray emitting gantry—the giant ring-shaped part that surrounds the patient—can rotate four times in a single second, which is 22 percent faster than current systems. Overall patient experience is improved through shorter scan times, and a larger internal opening for our larger patients’ comfort. 


The i256 CT Scanner is capable of performing:

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