MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., a global leading company in the diagnostic imaging business, today announced that CT Exprès, the first and only multi-dose, multi-patient, syringe-less injector for CT, is now available in the United States. The CT Exprès 3D Contrast Media Delivery System is designed to streamline workflow and optimize patient care within the CT department.
"As a leader in the imaging marketplace, we are proud to offer CT Exprès, an innovative solution that can significantly increase the number of scans clinicians can perform in a day," said Vittorio Puppo, President and CEO, Bracco Diagnostics Inc. "This is critical because the volume of CT exams continues to grow and we want to help technologists meet current demand. We recognize that imaging centers and radiology departments need to control costs, maintain productivity, and preserve workflow efficiency. CT Exprès does this while providing a more user-friendly experience and delivering the same high-quality imaging results, as dual syringe systems. Our work continues to demonstrate Bracco's commitment to innovation." CT Exprès was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for controlled automatic administration on the venous side, of contrast media and saline. CT Exprès is used in combination with Isovue ® (lopamidol injection) Imaging Bulk Package (IBP) and saline (0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP). Use of saline with this innovative contrast medium injector allows multi-dosing from a saline container. About CT ExprèsIn a prospective study of 275 consecutive outpatients, the utility of CT Exprès was compared with a dual-syringe system. The comparison was carried out in a single center utilizing two scanner rooms, which shared a common console room. Patients and technologists were randomized between the rooms, and two radiologists evaluated image quality. Results showed that CT Exprès improved throughput and provides added benefits over dual syringe-based systems including i:
65 percent less preparation time
75 percent less releasing time
Saved over 2 minutes / exam and increased throughput by 2.6 patients / day