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Fayette Medical Center Invests in New 64-slice CT Scanner

Fayette Medical Center Invests in New 64-slice CT Scanner

A recent investment by DCH Health System in equipment at Fayette Medical Center will offer the latest imaging technology to the people of Fayette County and the surrounding area. The new CT scanner allows for faster scanning and results with higher quality images, as well as tracks and reduces radiation exposure to patients.

“Medical technology and equipment change rapidly,” said Donald Jones, administrator of Fayette Medical Center. “Rural hospitals struggle with the ability to afford capital investments for new equipment. I’m pleased that our facility has been able to invest a substantial amount of money to upgrade our CT diagnostic unit. I’m grateful that our physicians, patients and the community are able to access state-of-the-art medical equipment, including this brand new CT equipment, right here at Fayette Medical Center.”

The new GE 64-slice scanner’s one-touch capability allows technologists to select patient information and protocols directly from the scanner itself, which gives them more one-on-one time at the patient’s side. The new scanner is also capable of reproducing images that had to be generated manually in the past. Now, the images that need to be reproduced are selected and auto-generated once the exam is complete. This allows the technologist to use that time preparing for the next patient.

“With this new scanner, our scan times are quicker, which makes a more comfortable experience for our patients,” said John Files, director of Imaging Services for Fayette Medical Center. “The equipment allows us to scan the entire body in just a matter of seconds compared to the minutes it would take with the previous machine.”

In addition to faster scan times, the new CT scanner can produce higher quality images from scans of patients who have surgically placed metal devices.