CT Scanning Hours of Operation, Doylestown Hospital:
Monday through Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
CT Scanning Hours of Operation, The Health & Wellness Center, Warrington:
Monday through Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm
Call Central Scheduling at 215-345-2274 to schedule an appointment
Doylestown Hospital's new Philips iCT Scanner opens the door to the most advanced CT imaging studies usually performed only at large university medical centers.
The Philips iCT scanner acquires an astounding 256 "slices" or cross-section snapshots of the body in just 270 milliseconds (about 1/4 of a second). These slices are reconstructed into 3-D images that can be viewed from any angle without compromising the image quality. The scanner acquires a great deal of data in a very short time. Most scans take just a few seconds. For example, most heart scans can be done in three heartbeats.
This translates into several advantages for patients. The new scanner adapts the level of radiation according to the individual patient and the particular part of the body being scanned, using the least possible amount of radiation. Doylestown Hospital's 40-slice (at the Heath & Wellness Center) and 64-slice (in the ER) scanners have similar dose-reduction capabilities. The new iCT scanner requires less contrast agent to be used, minimizing possible side effects for sensitive patients. And doctors are now able to scan patients who previously could not tolerate a CT exam, such as those unable to hold their breath or stay still.
In the new iCT scanner-and indeed all of the hospital's CT scanners--physicians have an excellent tool that improves the accuracy of all types of diagnosis. The new Philips CT excels at even more advanced studies, including cancer diagnosis, studies of the heart and vascular system, and even blood flow to the brain (brain perfusion). Combined with the clinical experience and expertise of Doylestown Hospital radiologists, this high level of technology offers patients top-quality care in their own community.
Preparing for a CT
On the day of your CT Scan, you will want to wear loose comfortable clothes. You may be required to remove hairpins, jewelry glasses or dentures depending on the type of body part being imaged.
You may be required to wait for your exam. Because CT is a highly specialized tool, many emergency patients need the CT Scanner on an emergent need.
Due to the type of examination, you may be required to drink a contrast agent or one might be injected into a vein. Please let your technologist be aware of any allergies you may have. These contrast agents make certain areas in the body 'highlight". It gives the physician more information and makes for a more diagnostic test.