Imaging

How radiology benefits emergency care

The Nîmes University Hospital leads the way in France with its deployment of high-end CT scanners in emergency rooms and groundbreaking research into low-dose, high-quality imaging. 

4 min
Bill Hinchberger
Published on March 12, 2020

A visit on location revealed that the radiology unit’s spirit of innovation and success in improving patient outcomes are grounded in efficient management and dedicated teamwork.

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Professor Jean-Paul Beregi, head of radiology at the Nîmes University Hospital.
Professor Jean-Paul Beregi, who took over as head of radiology at CHU Nîmes in 2010, conducts research on the intersection between image quality and radiation dosage.
Joël Greffier, Medical Physicist at CHU Nîmes, is using phantoms to test ultra-low-dose protocols with the SOMATOM Force scanner from Siemens Healthineers.

Joël Greffier, Medical Physicist at CHU Nîmes, is using phantoms to test ultra-low-dose protocols.

Colleagues at the CHU Nîmes reading and discussing CT scans.

Professor Jean-Paul Beregi (right) and Joël Greffier, Medical Physicist (left) advocate the deployment of high-end CT scanners in emergency rooms – and as such are among the first in France to do so.


By Bill Hinchberger
Bill Hinchberger is a Paris-based freelance writer who has written for publications such as The Lancet. Healthcare is one of his specialties. He runs training programs for professional journalists in Africa.