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BCH installs new CT scanner

SPRINGVILLE—Bertrand Chaffee Hospital installed an upgraded computerized tomography scanner in the Imaging Department.

The CT scanner, commonly referred to as a “cat” scan, takes a series of x-ray images from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the human body. These studies show greater clarity and detail than a single x-ray image, and can typically produce images of the abdomen and pelvis, head and brain, sinuses, chest, neck, orbital cavities and the spine. CT angiography can also scan the arteries and veins throughout the body.


“This equipment has a faster scanning time, lower radiation dose and higher image resolution,” said Imaging Department Manager Lisa Smith. “A particular benefit of this scanner is its advanced cardiac screenings, which will support our Heart Center patients.”

BCH’s CT scanner is accredited by the American College of Radiology and participates in the “Image Gently” program.

This CT scanner complements the other imaging and radiology services at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, including digital mammography, bone density, nuclear medicine, x-ray, MRI and ultrasound. For more information or an appointment, call 592-8169.


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