CT Scanner

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England is the first group in Massachusetts to obtain the Xoran MiniCAT CT Scanner. The MiniCAT is a unique high-quality point-of-care volume CT scanner for imaging of the sinuses, skull base and temporal bones and provides several benefits to both patients and physicians.

Being located at your point-of-care, the MiniCAT volume CT scanner speeds up diagnosis and treatment while reducing travel requirements and time away from work.

Point-of-care CT scanning eliminates the hassle of external imaging and does not delay the diagnosis. There is no longer a need for several appointments between our office and a hospital or imaging center. Your physician can make quick, accurate diagnoses while having complete control of the imaging process. With MiniCAT, your doctor has immediate access to your CT scan. On-site CT eliminates wasted time and resources tracking down hospital CT films allowing
your doctor to access your MiniCAT studies at any time.

The Xoran MiniCAT offers peace of mind with a lower radiation dose. A MiniCAT scan has much lower radiation then scans by a full-body CT scanner. For a sinus scan, the MiniCAT exposes you to .17 mSv. The same sinus scan on a conventional CT scanner would expose you to .96 mSv., more than five times the radiation.

Not only does the MiniCAT have a much lower radiation dose, it also uses much less energy meaning that it is energy conserving.

MiniCAT’s innovative technology optimizes X-ray efficiency, minimizing the radiation dose to the patient while providing unprecedented, high-resolution images of the sinuses, skull base and temporal bones.

With the MiniCAT, you sit comfortably upright plus this is an open design so there is no anxiety or claustrophobia that many people feel with a conventional whole body CT scanner.

Having your CT exam conducted at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England with the Xoran MiniCAT is covered by most insurance companies.