Instead of using dual source to make spectrally similar images, the IQon delivers true spectral data with its dual-layer detector. Spectral data is always active on all scans, eliminating the need for protocol changes before scanning, saving time and reducing the need for re-scans.
This technology has the potential to make an important contribution to achieving the so-called ‘quadruple aim’ of healthcare: improving the patient experience with its low X-ray dose; improving the staff experience by simplifying workflow; enhancing health outcomes by enabling clinicians to better identify the different types of tissue in the body at high resolution; and lowering the cost of care by reducing the need for rescans. The distinctive workflow of the IQon scanner may reduce the number of re-scans by up to 25%.
1 Based on research results published CT white paper