Date: September 9, 2010
Contact: Christine Gorey
Lodi Community Hospital Unveils New CT Machine
Lodi Community Hospital announcing its latest upgrade to a GE 16 slice Brightspeed CT Scan. This new machine offers enhanced image quality, quicker scan time for Angiography studies (three times faster than the previous machine), the ability to scan patients weighing up to 500 pounds and a 40 % lower radiation dose than traditional CT machines. A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. CT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays because the x-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the same organ or structure, and provides much greater detail. CT scans may be performed to help diagnose tumors, investigate internal bleeding, or check for other internal injuries or damage.
This latest upgrade is in addition to the new Open Bore MRI and Digital Mammography services added at the hospital year. Lodi Community Hospital is proud to continue to add new services and enhanced technology offerings to area residents.
To meet the demands of today’s busy lifestyle, the Radiology Department offers flexible scheduling and extended hours. Some services are even available 24 hours a day with no appointment necessary. For more information or an appointment, call 330-948-5531.
Date Updated: 01-OCT-2010