CT scanner / for breast tomography
for breast tomography
Koning Breast CT incorporates an ergonomically designed patient table and a horizontal CT gantry to provide comfortable prone positioning of the patient without compression of the breast tissue, while ensuring full coverage of the whole breast between chest wall and nipple, including the axillary region. Access to the patient is available from either side of the scanner through 1 meter wide interlocking covers. A safety mechanism locks the doors when the scanning is in progress, and requires them to be closed before starting the procedure.
The exam table and gantry elevate independently to a height between about 1 and 1.5 meters to allow ease and accuracy of positioning and access for minimally invasive procedures such as vacuum assisted needle biopsy. Continuous gantry rotation with slip ring technology will enable contrast enhanced cone beam scanning in the future. Koning Breast CT has a field of view of 28 cm × 28 cm × 16 cm; for longer breast sizes, two scans can be run with different table elevations, to achieve both posterior and anterior coverage with minimal overlap. The self shielded design and the dedicated operator’s console eliminate the need for a separate control room and for shielding in the walls.