CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System are pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Perspectum, a leading provider of medical imaging solutions, that gives doctors and patients in north Louisiana access to the latest diagnostic aids to help improve the clinical journey for patients with liver disease.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier will leverage Perspectum's new LiverMultiScan, a non-invasive test that can assess liver health using a comprehensive non-contrast MRI to scan for tissue characterization.
Though there are numerous types of liver disease, many patients do not show obvious symptoms until the later stages of the disease. If undiagnosed and left untreated, liver disease can lead to liver failure and the need for a transplant – and the risks are higher for patients who may be overweight, or have diabetes or high cholesterol. But, if liver disease is diagnosed early, it may be possible to halt or reverse disease progression.
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"We are pleased to offer Perspectum's LiverMultiScan to our patients. It provides a better understanding of their liver health and is a safe and non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy. As liver disorders and other abnormalities become more and more prevalent, it is important our clinicians can diagnose and track the progression of the disease," said Mike Jones, Director of Outpatient Radiology. "The potential to diagnose liver disease more easily, and sooner, will have a tremendous impact on our patients and in this community."
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About CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System
A faith-based, not-for-profit health system, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is part of CHRISTUS Health, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. CHRISTUS is among the 10 largest Catholic health systems in the country and one of the 20 largest of all health systems in the nation. CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has provided health care in Northwest Louisiana for over 100 years. Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information about CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, visit www.christushealth.org.
Perspectum delivers cutting-edge digital technologies that help clinicians provide better care for patients with liver disease, diabetes and cancer. With a strong focus on precision medicine using advanced imaging and genetics, our vision is to empower patients and clinicians through quantitative assessments of health enabling early detection, diagnosis, and targeted treatment. With a diverse team of physicians, biomedical scientists, engineers and technologists, Perspectum offers a way to manage complex health problems at scale. For more information, visit perspectum.com.