CT Scanning

Unique benefits of CT Scanning with Ingenuity 128 slice CT scanner

  • CT with up to 80% lower X-Ray radiation
  • Faster Scanning with highest image quality
  • Non-invasive cardiac scanning within few minutes
  • Capability of high quality brain and body angiography
  • Advanced Neuroimaging capability with brain perfusion and angiography software.
  • Dedicated dental imaging capability with panaromic and cross sectional projections
  • Exclusive oncology imaging features like lung nodule assessment applications.

More accurate diagnosis:

  • 128 slices scanning of Ingenuity offers faster scanning capabilities with 33% improvement in z-axis visualization, which translates into better images for more confident diagnosis
  • It also offers ultra high resolution for outstanding spatial visualization that results in the ability to visualize even the minutest of details during the scan
  • Philips Ingenuity with iDose4 at Norvic International Hospital is first-of-its kind CT in Kathmandu. It will help in faster and better diagnosis while also ensuring that patient safety and comfort are of highest standards.

Benefits of Cardiac Angiography with 128 Slice Ingenuity
Highly efficient Non-invasive alternative to screen your heart for diseases CT Coronary Angiography has emerged as the most reliable non-invasive modality for evaluation of heart diseases. Noninvasive nature of the investigation and superior image quality makes it viable alternative to invasive catheter angiography in cardiac evaluation.

Low X-Ray exposure to Patients and High Clinical detailing with iDose4 Imaging.?
128 Slice Ingenuity at Norvic International Hospital is equipped with most advanced technology features like iDose4. iDose4 is an iterative reconstruction technique that gives us control to personalize image quality based the patients’ needs at low dose and enables high quality imaging at low injected contrast.

Special features for infant and paediatric patients scanning and Paediatric Angiography
X-ray exposure are more harmful in small children, to ensure maximum patient safety and faster exam, this CT machine is equipped with special protocols for scanning of pediatric patients which is based on patient weight, automatically decides the optimum parameters to ensure best image at minimum Xray exposure.

Neurology applications: Brain Angio and Perfusion Imaging is highly advanced on Ingenuity 128 slice CT as it is faster than the ordinary CT scanners with lesser number of slices, generating faster true arterial phase angiography and advanced brain perfusion imaging for stroke patients.


What is CT?
CT stands for Computed Tomography. CT combines X-rays with computer technology to create accurate, detailed diagnostic images. Electronic sensors help detect the X-rays that pass through your body to create images used by the doctor to make an in-depth evaluation. Contrary to popular belief, CT testing is non-invasive, painless and relatively fast. Although CT exam is one of the most regular medical imaging procedures, it will be in your best interest to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, asthmatic, diabetic and taking metformin, breastfeeding or suffering from suffering from acute/chronic renal failure.

Why is a CT exam performed?
You will be made to undergo a CT exam in case of an injury or if your doctor suspects any medical condition that cannot be detected easily with physical examination. CT makes use of X-rays to obtain detailed pictures of internal structure of your body which can't be obtained by other imaging technologies like X-ray or ultrasound. It helps your doctor make a well-informed diagnosis and give you the best care.

What can you expect during a CT scan?
Depending on the part of the body to be scanned, you will be given instructions by your doctor. Unless told otherwise, you can eat and drink normally before and after the scan. However, if you are advised for a contrast injected scan, you may require 4-6 hours fasting prior to the examination. The CT scanning procedure usually lasts for 5-10 minutes in which the actual exposure time is only few seconds.

What is being injected for the scan and why?
You may need a contrast medium injection into your arm before the scan. This is necessary to highlight certain organs or vessels more clearly. However, with Philips Ingenuity CT the process is much safer as the injected contrast dosage can be lowered by up to 80% depending on the kind of scan. You will be asked about any allergies especially from iodine based products or Shellfish and any other medical conditions before the infusion. You may experience a warm sensation or metallic taste in the mouth for a couple of seconds after contrast. It is recommended you drink plenty of fluid after the scan if you have had contrast. Many questions about CT are answered here. But should you have any other questions or concerns, please consult your doctor.

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