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Oswego Health install new low-dose CT scanner at Oswego Hospital

Hospital news | Friday, March 18, 2016

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health unveiled a new low dose computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Oswego Hospital during an open house event held March 15th.

The new 128-slice CT completes testing faster and safer, with a 30 to 40 percent reduction in radiation dose, depending upon the requested study.

A CT scan is one of the fastest and most accurate tools for examining the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue. It is also used to examine patients with injuries from trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident, as well as patients with acute symptoms such as chest pain, abdominal pain or difficulty breathing. It is also often the best method for detecting and monitoring many different cancers.

It is also often the best method for detecting many different cancers.

In the photo from left are Assistant VP for Clinical Support Services Margaret Glass; Certified CT Technologist Les Ball, CT/MRI Supervisor Kim Watts; Medical Imaging Director David Ruel; Oswego Health President and CEO Chuck Gijanto; Oswego Hospital Chief Financial Officer Eric Campbell; Oswego Health Chief Information Officer Barry Ryle and Interim Vice President of Human Resources James Marco.