Hospital Welcomes New CT Scanner

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St. James Parish Hospital recently welcomed a new CT (computed tomography) scanner to its Radiology Department. 

General Electric’s Optima CT 660 64 slice system with ASiR offers several benefits to patients. The hospital’s new CT scanner utilizes low-dose technology, allows for shorter scan times and is capable of more views/slices per rotation—better addressing the hospital’s advanced clinical needs. The scanner also offers Smart MAR—metal artifact reduction— which is designed to produce clear images of hip implants, dental fillings, screws and other metal objects. 

Equipment and construction costs to install GE’s latest generation CT technology will be an estimated $800,000 total investment by the hospital. 

“This new scanner is another example of St. James Parish Hospital’s commitment to our community. We are large enough to serve, small enough to care,” Mike Luminais, LRT, Director of Radiology. 

16-Dec-2016 to 16-Dec-2016