UH Bedford Medical Center upgrades imaging capabilities with new 128-slice CT system
Monday, March 17, 2014
Advanced scanning quality encompasses brain, cardiovascular and digestive health applications
Bedford, Ohio – On April 1, University Hospitals (UH) Bedford Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals, will begin utilizing a new 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) imaging system. University Hospitals invested $1 million to upgrade the hospital’s Imaging Department with the state-of-the-art scanner, which captures three-dimensional digital images of the body’s tissue and function in a matter of seconds.
The 128-slice CT was awarded the 2013 “Best in KLAS” award, an independent health care technology ranking based on customer ratings in seven different categories including service and support. The addition of the system significantly enhances UH Bedford Medical Center’s imaging capabilities for its patients.
“The CT scanner provides superior image quality at a low X-ray dose, as well as metal artifact reduction for patients with orthopaedic implants,” says Kelly Mead, RT, MBA, Radiology Manager, UH Bedford Medical Center. “It also enables new scanning capabilities we have never before been able to offer at our hospital.” These additional imaging applications include brain perfusion for stroke patients, cardiovascular scanning and virtual colonoscopy.
The system’s image capacity can be upgraded to 256 slices as the hospital’s needs evolve. “We are pleased that UH Bedford Medical Center will now be able to perform many new and highly specialized imaging exams that are only possible with this advanced level of technology,” says Robert G. David, President, UH Bedford and Richmond medical centers. “Our 128-slice CT gives us the opportunity to expand the diagnostic services we offer physicians and patients.”
The upgraded CT will be accessible to UH Bedford Medical Center inpatients 24 hours a day as needed. To schedule an outpatient imaging appointment, please call the hospital’s Central Scheduling Department at 440-735-3701. A physician order is required. The Scheduling representative will advise you about the appropriate preparation for your specific imaging exam.
To receive a brochure about the new 128-slice CT imaging system, call UH Bedford Medical Center at 440-735-4707.