PCH Offers New Low-Dose CT System
June 7th, 2019
Pana Community Hospital’s physicians are now able to provide quality diagnostic services at lower radiation doses thanks to the recent arrival of a new CT system. The system, called Revolution* EVO, arrived in April and patients are already benefiting from the advance technology and PCH’s Imaging Department’s ability to use this new system to lower average radiation exposures during CT scans.
“We are very excited to offer this new technology to our patients. Pana Community Hospital is constantly striving to offer our patients the best quality care and the safest possible care,” stated Vickie Coen, Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Nurse Executive.
Today, more than 70 million computed tomography (CT) scans are done per year in the U.S. with tremendous clinical value in helping physicians to provide a fast and definitive diagnosis across a wide range of applications. CT is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones using x-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body. It does this by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.
Pana Community Hospital had the system installed in April and is currently scanning patients with this new CT system.