By Lee Ann Davis
Marietta Memorial Hospital recently upgraded its CT in the Emergency Department to a new 16-slice CT from their previous version of a 6-slice CT.
The new CT provides clearer, better, 3-D pictures of anatomical structures like aneurysms, tumors and infections. This results in better image quality and decreased patient motion due to quicker exam times. When radiologists have a more detailed picture, they can make more accurate diagnoses. The new 16-slice CT will also subject the patient to less radiation in comparison to older versions of the CT.
CT stands for computed tomography but is more commonly knows as a CAT scanner. CT’s have became one of the most important tools to diagnose head and spine injuries, lung and liver disease, cancer, tumors, blood clots, internal bleeding and other diseases and illnesses.
Bill Colwell, Director of Radiology at Marietta Memorial Hospital, is excited about the upgrade. “With this upgrade, we are improving image quality and quicker exam times – making for a better experience for the patients.” The new 16-slice CT went into operation in late September and has been providing all the benefits of new technology to patients. "In our efforts to be the 'Provider of Choice', we are continuing our efforts in upgrading and offering the best in imaging technology. Being able to offer our customers the best for their diagnostic needs is very important to us."
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