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Carrollton, MO March 4, 2012– Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced today that it has acquired an advanced diagnostic CT system from GE Healthcare. By delivering exceptional images, streamlining productivity and enhancing workflow capabilities, the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT will help Carroll County Memorial Hospital physicians make confident diagnoses and better serve patients’ needs.
“Patients are our top priority,” said Jeff Tindle, CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital. With our motto being, “People who care…caring for you,” this new GE CT system will help us continue delivering quality care to our patients by providing exceptional diagnostic imaging.”
CT, or computed tomography technology, is an advanced medical exam that physicians use to help them diagnose serious illness or injury – especially when the cause or symptoms are not easily detectable with a conventional physical exam. Enhanced by advanced image reconstruction software and employed in a variety of settings including the ER and outpatient procedures, the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT will allow radiologists and other healthcare professionals to “see” inside the body - using a series of X-rays– and help them confidently diagnose and treat patients at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
The committee evaluating CT systems have heard good reports on the performance and dependability of the BrightSpeed Elite Select CT from GE Healthcare. They also like the fact that GE has its roots in the U.S. “When the MRI unit is installed later this spring,” states Jamie Ross, Director of Radiology Services, “all of the equipment in the Radiology Department will be GE technology.”
Additionally, and in line with the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance’s “Dose Check” initiative, Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT features advanced tools that help clinical users manage the dose. “Dose Check” technology will notify and alert CT users prior to scanning if the estimated dose is above their institution’s set values, requires explicit user authority checks when estimated dose exceeds the alert value, enables specifically-defined pediatric and adult alert values, and provides for audit logging, review, and protocol change control capabilities.
“We realize our customers have a choice in facilities to meet their healthcare needs,” concludes Mr. Tindle, “We wanted a workhorse CT system that had a proven track record of image quality and reliability in its daily use. Being a smaller, critical-need hospital, we can’t afford to have equipment downtime. When our neighbors come in with medical imaging needs, we want to deliver. I believe Carroll County Memorial Hospital found a winner with the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT.”
The new CT was installed February 6, 2012, For more information about CT services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.
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