Hospital Shows Off New Equipment

October 19, 2012

Stephens County Hospital is announcing the installation of a new CT scanner that is one of only two of its kin in North America.

The hospital recently announced the installation of a powerful and compact Computed Tomography, or CT, system offering improvements from its predecessors in diagnostic capabilities at low dose radiation levels, levels as much as 50 percent less depending upon the scan performed.

This new General Electric Optima CT660 scanner is designed for sustainability and ease-of-use, according to hospital officials, who add that 64-slice imaging is upgradeable to 128 slices for even greater capability.

Already in use at hundreds of sites across Europe, Latin America and Asia, Stephens County Hospital is only the second hospital in North America to install this scanner.

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