CT Suite at Huntsville Hospital under renovation
Workers prepare the canopy/shelter for the portable CT Scanner to provide CT diagnostics during the CT Scanner renovation at HDMH site. (Supplied Photo)
Huntsville District Memorial Hospital is undergoing renovations in the CT Suite. The Huntsville Hospital Foundation has donated $2-million, so the hospital could get a new CT scanner installed and make any changes to the building to create a safe and patient-friendly space. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare says it shouldn’t interrupt CT diagnostic services, as a portable scanner will be on site. The new scanner will offer better speed, slice count and image quality.
MAHC Benefits to the upgrades include:
• reducing the length of time patients must hold their breath for some exams – from over 30
seconds to less than 5 seconds. A shorter exam time is critical for some patients.
• capturing a thinner “slice thickness”, which provides greater detail, accuracy and precision
in the images.
• formatting full scans in 60 seconds or less with very little, if any, operator involvement.
• providing a dedicated workflow to better assist in emergency trauma CT exams.
• facilitates faster access to reports, better communication amongst physicians and quicker
reporting times for our patients.
• the ability to complete more non-invasive testing.
• facilitates a lower x-ray dose.