Desert Radiology Physicians Stay Abreast on All Technological Advances in Radiologic Imaging Industry
By: Matt Grimes, Senior Vice President, Operations -
As keeping up with the latest cutting-edge diagnostic technology is a vital component to the successful diagnosis of a variety of conditions any patient may have, it is of utmost importance to the entire team at Desert Radiology. Our physicians, executive and management team stay on top of the latest developments by attending industry conferences and seminars, allowing them to study and recognize how the latest innovations can be applied in our practice.
This year alone, our team acquired two new scanners - both exciting additions to our practice. Our new Canon Aquilion Prime SP 80 detector row CT scanner along with its state-of-the-art software is a very exciting acquisition as it allows our physicians to reduce the amount of radiation administered to a patient while simultaneously achieving the highest quality of diagnostic imaging for our patients.
In addition, our participation in programs such as American College of Radiation’s (ACR) Image Wisely allows us to stay up to date on the latest technology and practices designed to reduce patient radiation. Physicians within Desert Radiology also participate in ACR’s Dose Index Registry wherein we share and compare our CT dose indices to regional and national benchmarks.
In early 2020, we also acquired the uMR 570 MRI, the first United Imaging MRI in Southern Nevada. This MRI offers advanced image quality, efficient workflow, and a high-performance design for reliability that will help identify a variety of patient conditions and includes a robust clinical application package with advanced sequences for a variety of specialties such as cardiology, pediatrics, neurology, orthopedics, and body imaging.
Looking to the future, there are several diagnostic tools in the works that will change the way we currently practice our specialties. Whether it’s using water-solution in lieu of contrast dye for CT scans or enhanced contoured plates that make mammography exams more comfortable for patients, our team is constantly analyzing how a number of these advances can improve overall patient care – a critical priority at our practice.
As diagnostic technology continues to evolve, our team will evaluate how those tools will shape the services, diagnoses, and outcomes patients experience at any of our imaging facilities across Southern Nevada. Our ability to provide the latest trainings and tools is an industry differentiator throughout the valley, which we intend to maintain and elevate on an ongoing basis.