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.