Hitachi Supria 16 slice CTThe first scanner technology of its kind in the United States was installed at Diagnostic Imaging Services this week.

Housed at the DIS Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie, the Hitachi Supria 16-slice CT system, approved by the FDA last month, combines the latest dose saving technologies in a compact design with enhanced patient access features to comfortably accommodate a wide range of patient sizes, including bariatric patients that weigh up to 500 pounds.

“With DIS acquiring the latest technology in CT, we demonstrate our continuing commitment to provide superior product value to health care providers and the general public, all within a freestanding outpatient imaging environment,” said Michael Holmes, Chief Executive Officer of DIS. “Referrals do not need to be made to a hospital in order to take advantage of new and progressive imaging modalities,” he added.

The new Supria 16 features a remarkably compact design and provides Smart-Dose compliant (XR-29) lower dose patient safety capabilities. The dose reduction features included standard with Supria actually surpass the XR-29 Standard, according to the manufacturer.

DIS recently added its second ultra-low dose Supria CT in our Northshore – West location in Covington. We are now also the lowest of the low north of Lake Pontchartrain!

With our latest addition, DIS continues as the largest independently-owned outpatient imaging organization in Louisiana, offering full-modality services to southeast Louisiana. DIS is the only provider of its kind in the state to offer 3D mammography as well as an exclusive academic approach to prostate imaging with their 3T MRI study.