Rita Melland, RT (CT)
Rita has been with The William Storms Allergy Clinic since 2007, and has been the CT supervisor since 2009. The department has 4 knowledgeable CT Registered Technologists on staff, with 60 plus years of combined experience. The CT laboratory is accredited with the ICACTL.
The Xoran MiniCat™ CT scanner is exam specific, so it can only perform sinus and/or temporal bone CT’s. It gives a lower radiation dose than standard CT’s at hospitals and radiology clinics. The scanner not only gives lower radiation dose but is more comfortable to the patient since they sit up in it rather than lying down.
Sinus CT scans are important for diagnosing sinusitis in people who have had recurrent sinus infections as well as differentiating allergic sinus symptoms from chronic infection.
Having a CT scanner available in the doctor’s office saves patients time and makes diagnosis quicker so that patients can be treated for sinus infections as soon as possible.
The William Storms Allergy Clinic was the first to introduce the Xoran MiniCat™ CT scanner on the front range of Colorado in June 2007.