Customer perspective

Different Needs, One Approach

Claudia Flisi
Published on June 7, 2018
The hospitals are using the TwinBeam Dual Energy CT.

The hospitals in Lugano and Locarno in Switzerland confront the demands of an aging population, increasing patient loads, and disruptions in patient scheduling when emergencies arise.

Especially the hospital in Locarno had seen the advantages of the Twin Beam Dual Energy application.

Two hospitals, similar needs

Locarno had seen the advantages of dual energy in Lugano and foresaw a mixed use: Emergencies and also scheduled appointments.

With the modern equipment it is easy to maintain higher dose standards and improving patient flows.

Improved appointment process and patient flow

With their modern equipment, it is easy for Alberto Manara and Jürgen Heinkel, MD, to maintain higher dose standards than the national minimums.

Diagnostic applications for gout and kidney stones

The TwinBeam Dual Energy applications help the physicians with their patient scheduling in cases of emergency.

Further applications

A cinematic rendering image shows the posterior view of the abdominal aorta and its branches, with a renal aneurysm present on the right.
Courtesy of Locarno Regional Hospital Charity, Locarno, Switzerland

mproving the patient flow is necessary for hospitals with a high patient volume.

Benefits of standardized protocols

DECT images reveal small discrete uric acid deposits next to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  metatarsophalangeal joints.
Courtesy of Lugano Regional Hospital, Public Cantonal Hospital Corporation, Lugano, Switzerland

Lower radiation doses than required by law

A winning combination

By Claudia Flisi
Claudia Flisi is a bicultural journalist based in Italy. She has contributed to the International New York Times, Newsweek, and many other publications about the intersections of science, culture, healthcare, and technology.