St. Elizabeth Healthcare Computed Axial Tomography (CT) is accredited at all locations by both The Joint Commission (TJC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Both are recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has one of the highest levels of safety programs in the area. By following the ACR and TJC standards for safety at all facilities, technologists continue to update standards to ensure the highest possible patient safety and image quality.
At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we update our technology on a regular basis ensuring that our patients are scanned on state-of-the-art equipment. This equipment offers diagnostic quality while ensuring the lowest possible dose of radiation.
In 2013, St. Elizabeth invested $1 million for AIDR technology. AIDR is a software package that has been installed on our scanners, allowing us to cut our dose in half while maintaining quality. CT technology now enables us to scan various body parts in a matter of minutes. Although, there are more complex studies that can increase the scan time.
The St. Elizabeth fleet consists of:
- Siemens 256 slice
- Toshiba 128 slice
- Toshiba 80 slice
- Toshiba 16 slice
To accommodate our bariatric population, the Florence and Ft. Thomas locations have an 80 cm bore with a table limit of 676 pounds and a ceiling mounted bariatric lift with the capability of 650 pounds. Additionally, the Edgewood and Hebron locations have an 80 cm bore and a table limit of 660 pounds. The larger opening also helps to accommodate claustrophobic patients.