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Different Types Of CT Scanners – Which One Should You Choose

Jan 29, 2021 | Articles, CT

Running a diagnostics center or medical facility requires you to have state-of-the-art equipment to be able to provide your patients the medical services they seek. In your radiology department, you will need to have a good CT scanner. A CT scanner provides glimpses of the internal parts of the body to detect even the tiniest anomalies and abnormalities. It has been one of the greatest medical inventions because it can conveniently provide these snapshots of the internal organs relatively quickly and in a non-invasive manner.

Since many doctors require the use of a CT scanner to help them diagnose a patient, having a CT scanner in your medical facility is essential to everyday operations. However, there are different types of CT scanners that fit various needs. Depending on your needs, you can be able to narrow down your options to find the perfect CT scanner for your medical facility.


Different Types Of CT Scanners: Which One Should You Choose?

Depending on the needs of your patients and medical facility, you can choose CT scanners depending on the number of slices they provide. Here are the types of CT scanners you may choose from:


2, 4, 6 or 8-slice CT Scanners

2, 4, 6 or 8-slice CT scanner models provide excellent image quality in a relatively short amount of time. These slices work well for high-volume areas that need to be scanned. 


16-slice CT Scanner

These models provide convenient and clear organ coverage and produce images with high resolutions. However, more for more detailed analysis, it will not provide accurate results in the slices it produces.


32 to 40 slice CT Scanners

These scanners provide images that are useful for images that require reduced motion artifacts. The scanning and examination time is also relatively shorter for these scanners.


64-slice CT Scanner

This type of scanner is particularly useful for the study of the cardiac muscles. A 64-slice scanner can provide extremely detailed images of the heart, arteries, and other cardiac muscles in a short amount of examination time.


Mobile CT Scanners

This type of scanner is convenient if you have a limited amount of space and want to reach more remote patients. You may opt to rent this type of machine if you are currently having your CT scanner repaired and will need a replacement for the meantime.



With a quality CT scanner, you will be able to offer better diagnostic service to patients that come into your medical center. Take note that these various types of CT scanners yield different results. Hospitals and other medical facilities should choose the type of CT scanner based on the services that they provide. 

If you already have a CT scanner, keeping it well-maintained is the key to having your equipment stay functional for the years to come. Periodic maintenance of your CT scanner and other medical equipment is the key to keeping them from unexpectedly breaking down. Knowing who to contact in case you need any replacement parts and maintenance services for your equipment is a good practice. 

Whether you need any part of your medical imaging equipment replaced or serviced, Direct Med Parts can assist you. We have a trained team of maintenance technicians and experts ready to tackle any problem you have with your medical imaging machines. Contact DirectMed Parts today and see the difference in your imaging equipment.

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