kV and mA Flexibility
NT VG has an adjustable 1-20mA. This is adjusted in conjunction with our patented Safe Beam technology. By adjusting the mA, the NTVG produces more consistent scans because it only uses the necessary amount of radiation needed for a particular patient. Meaning that no matter what the size of the patient is, the NTVG will produce only enough radiation to properly scan the patient and give the consistent contrast that is expected from every NT scan.
Many competitors do not adjust the mA and their resulting images fluctuate with the size of the patient. With NT the mA changes and the images all have a similar look regardless of the patient’s size.
Before performing the actual scan, the NTVG does a Scout Scan in which information is gathered for use during the actual Scan. This initial “quick” scan last only seconds and is very low exposure. The Scout Scan is used to help determine the density of the subject and aids in the calculations for Safe Beam. Safe Beam is patented technology in which the radiation is automatically adjusted based on the patient’s size and bone density. This means that a child may receive up to 40% less radiation than an adult.
NewTom VG = radiation levels different for every patient = lower radiation and clear, accurate images