Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, N.M., (RAA) recently installed GE Healthcare’s Optima CT660, a scalable Computed Tomography (CT) system.

The CT660 offers lower radiation dose capabilities and enhanced ease-of-use in a range of cardiovascular, oncology, neurology, angiography, and other procedures.

RAA operates as a hospital-based radiology group providing services to Presbyterian facilities in a 100-mile radius, as well as three outpatient-imaging facilities. It provides a vast array of services including mammography, MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-ray, osteoporosis screening, virtual colonoscopy, and fluoroscopy.

In the first few days installed, the Optima CT660 has expanded RAA’s capabilities by offering lower doses of radiation and shorter scan times, which is particularly beneficial to pediatric patients and those who receive multiple scans. The Optima CT660 has also increased the scope of exams that can now be performed at RAA.