Each Scanner is Different

Typically when an institution acquires a new CT scanner an existing set of protocols is modified from an older scanner, and transferred to the new one, usually with the help of an application specialist. But it takes time and an understanding of the new scanner’s capabilities to fine-tune those protocols so the scanner can be used to full advantage. Instead of this transfer-and-tweak method, for several of the GE scanner platforms, the new protocols are optimized, validated, and take full advantage of the new scanner’s capabilities.