Safety

Quality imaging while providing the highest level of safety!

Duke Radiology has a dedicated team of imaging physics specialists with the explicit mandate of assuring the highest level of performance from our imaging equipment and how they are used. All devices are rigorously tested on a routine basis and their quantitative performance charted overtime to ensure consistency over time. The group also reviews the imaging protocols to ensure that they all well tuned. To ensure that the radiation dose to our patients is lowest compared other institutions nationwide, the department deploys a comprehensive dose monitoring program in which individual patient doses are registered, and the data routinely analyzed to ensure our designed optimized operation provide the targeted dose levels.

The quality of imaging operations at Duke University Hospital is endorsed by the American College of Radiology Accreditation process. The accreditation covers all applicable modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET, and all breast imaging modalities. The accreditation is an attestation of the high standard of all the components of a quality imaging operation including the equipment, the use of the equipment, and the credentials of the faculty and personnel.

Provided below is a list of equipment used by the department of Radiology.

Computed Tomography

  • 3 GE LightSpeed Discovery 750 (64 Slice)
  • 3 GE LightSpeed VCT (64 Slice)
  • 4 GE LightSpeed 16 (16 Slice, 3 with fluoroscopic capability)
  • 4 Siemens SOMATOM FLASH Dual Source (64 Slice)
  • 1 Neurologica CereTom

Gastrointestinal

  • 2 Philips EasyDiagnost Eleva DRF
  • 1 Philips MutiDiagnost Eleva
  • VA: 3 fluoroscopes, 2 with digital capability, 1 conventional

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Clinical

  • 1 3.0 T GE
  • 3 3.0 T Siemens
  • 4 1.5 T GE3
  • 1.5 T Siemens

Research

  • 2 3.0 T GE
  • 13.0 T Siemens
  • 1 7.0 T1 9.0 T

Mammography

  • 5 GE Senogrpahe Essentials (1 Interventional)
  • 1 LORAD MultiCare Platinum Stereotactic

Nuclear Medicine

Cardiac

  • GE Elscint Varicam Dual Head Spect camera
  • GE-DSTi Dual head SPECT camera
  • GE Discovery NM 530
  • GE Millenium Myosite

Non-Cardiac

  • 1 GE-MPS Single head camera
  • 1 GE-MPR Single head camera with SPECT
  • 1 GE-InfiniaGE-Infinia with Hawkeye4
  • GE Millenium Dual head SPECT camera
  • GE Discovery 670 Spect/CT camera
  • GE Infinia Hawkeye SPECT-CT scanner

PET

  • 1 GE Discovery PET/CT scanner (64 slice)
  • 1 GE Discovery PET/CT scanner (16 slice)

Ultrasound

  • 12 Philips iU223 GE LOGIQ E9
  • 1 Siemens ACUSON S2001 Siemens ACUSON Sequoia
  • 1 Siemens SONOLINE Antares

Vascular and Neuro Interventional

  • 1 Philips Allura XPERA FD 20/20
  • 1 Philips Allura 12/12 Biplane with 3D rotational imaging
  • 3 Philips Allura XPER FD20 monoplane
  • 2 SonoSite 180 Ultrasound Units
  • 2 Zonare Ultrasound Units
  • VA: 1 GE AdvantxVA: 1 Philips Allura 15