MercyOne first in Siouxland to have cutting-edge CT equipment
Mar 07, 2019 07:42PM
● By Alyssa McGinnis
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center has recently installed an innovative 128-slice CT system offering higher image quality and a dual energy scan mode which helps to better portray tissue types.
The innovative computed tomography technology will produce clearer images, resulting in faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
MercyOne Siouxland Radiology Manager, Thomas E. Carmichael, says "Patients have access to gold standard CT technology at MercyOne Siouxland. The speed of this new scan will allow us to do more interventional studies in house and to do more procedures in less time."
"The contrast is decreased because of how fast this machine is and it is giving us excellent visuals. This allows for a better overall diagnosis for patients," says Marci Pinkerton, MercyOne Lead CT Technician.
Not only will the new equipment improve efficiency and patient outcome in all clinical capabilities, it is exceeding expectations in cardiology, emergency medicine and oncology.
The machine will also reduce radiation exposure to the patient and is accessible and accommodates many different body types.