Home » The Future of Diagnostics is Here

The Future of Diagnostics is Here

Beacon Hospital has the most technologically advanced diagnostic imaging and scanning equipment in Ireland, following an upgrade of its radiology facilities. The new equipment includes next generation MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Mammogram and X-ray equipment.

Radiology equipment is commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases such as cancer and coronary artery disease. The new equipment produces higher resolution scans, helping clinicians at Beacon Hospital to diagnose and treat patients in the most effective manner. Patients will also be exposed to less radiation, be treated much faster and have a more comfortable experience overall.

At Beacon Hospital, we aim to provide the best possible experiences and outcomes for our patients. Radiological science is at the cutting edge of medical practice and technological advances are taking place all the time. With the most technologically advanced diagnostic equipment and the best medical professionals, we are delighted to be able to offer the future of diagnostics at Beacon Hospital.

MRI

GE Voyager 1.5T

Silentscan technology reduced scanning noise from 91dB (the same level of noise as a motorcycle) to just 3dB of scan room ambient noise. The bore, opening of the machine the patient is moved into for scanning, is a wide and spacious 70cm. This caters for those who are nervous of small spaces and also for larger patients.

Patients can breath freely as this new technology allows for complete body exams without a single breath hold. Needle free imaging capabilities enable non- contrast MR scans that eliminate the need for needles, again easing patient anxiety. Enhanced image quality allows for more accurate examination.

GE Discovery MR750 3T

Silentscan technology greatly reduced noise during scanning. This, teamed with a wider bore, more comfortable table and our mood lit comfort suite makes for a more pleasant and patient friendly experience.

Increased signal clarity and maximized intensity allow for cleaner, crisper images which are completed in a shorter amount of time. Fast automated patient set-up allows patients to be set-up in just 30 seconds. This greatly reduces the amount of time the patient has to spend on the table, again this increases patient comfort and reduces anxiety.

Radiology Scheduling

Tel 01 293 8648

Fax 01 293 8623

CT

GE Revolution CT Scanner

Beacon Hospital’s new GE Revolution CT Scanner captures superior 4D cardiac images, in less than a heartbeat, and with up to 82% less Radiation Exposure. It’s the most technologically advanced in Ireland.

Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones.  CT uses x-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body.  It works by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.  Computer software is then used to reconstruct images from the information that is gathered during the rotations.

Revolution CT helps deliver a better patient experience during the procedure.  Patient anxiety may be reduced with 50% quieter scanning, soft ambient lighting, personalized gantry displays, and a relaxing visual pattern inside the bore.   The bore is 80 cm wide, comfortably accommodating large patients.

Revolution CT comes equipped with ASiR-V, GE’s next generation of low dose iterative reconstruction technology that routinely reduces dose up to 82% with the same image quality.

Mammogram

Hologic Selenia Dimensions

Breast tomosynthesis is an exciting technology that has revolutionised breast imaging. It has demonstrated value in both screening and diagnostic evaluations. Breast tomosynthesis is a new technology in the fight against breast cancer and may be used in conjunction with traditional digital mammography to capture more breast images. Just as with a digital Breast, tomosynthesis allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time.

The improvements in clinical performance, compared to 2D mammography, are significant. Multiple peer-reviewed clinical publications report that the use of two-view tomo in screening offers both improved cancer detection rates and reduced callback rates compared to 2D alone.

Clinical studies using the Hologic 3D mammography system have demonstrated superior performance in the detection of masses and architectural distortions. This use of breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography together has been proven to reduce “ call-backs”.

*GP Referral or ED Referral is needed for all diagnostic imaging appointments.