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Laser-assisted patient positioning in computed tomography

Ensuring Accuracy, Every Scan: The Advantages of Laser-Assisted Patient

Laser modules of laser class 1 are typically used for precise patient positioning in X-ray or magnetic resonance tomographs. Z-LASER produces laser modules specially developed for tomographs from well-known manufacturers.

Special requirements:

  • Eye-safe lasers (class 1M)
  • High robustness against electromagnetic fields and vibrations

Your advantages:

  • Exact patient positioning
  • Higher patient throughput due to fewer repetitions
  • Custom OEM models, certification support and experience
Ensuring Accuracy, Every Scan: The Advantages of Laser-Assisted Patient

Laser-guided Precision: How Lasers are Revolutionizing Patient Positioning in CT

Computed tomography (CT) scans provide invaluable insights into the human body, but accurate patient positioning is crucial for obtaining clear and informative images. Traditionally, this relied on radiographers' visual judgement and manual adjustments, a process prone to error and inconsistencies. Thankfully, the rise of laser-assisted patient positioning is transforming this critical step, offering a safer, faster, and more precise experience for both patients and healthcare professionals.

Laser Advantages:

  • Enhanced Accuracy: Laser beams project targeted lines onto the patient's body, guiding precise alignment with the CT scanner's gantry. This reduces misalignment errors, leading to improved image quality and potentially lower repeat scans.
  • Streamlined Workflow: Automated laser systems can automatically calculate the optimal patient position, significantly reducing setup time and workflow bottlenecks. This translates to shorter wait times for patients and increased efficiency for CT departments.
  • Reduced Radiation Exposure: By minimizing the need for adjustments and repeat scans, laser positioning can potentially lower the patient's radiation dose. This is particularly beneficial for sensitive procedures or patients requiring frequent CT scans.
  • Improved Patient Comfort: Precise positioning reduces the need for repositioning and manual manipulation, leading to a more comfortable experience for patients, especially those with limited mobility or pain.
women undergoing laser treatment on her face
women undergoing laser treatment on her face

Benefits for All

Laser-assisted patient positioning benefits everyone involved in the CT process:

  • Patients: Improved image quality for accurate diagnosis, reduced radiation exposure, and a more comfortable scanning experience.
  • Radiographers: Increased efficiency, reduced stress from manual adjustments, and improved job satisfaction.
  • Healthcare System: Lower healthcare costs from reduced repeat scans and improved workflow efficiency.