The Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District announced the acquisition of its new Toshiba Asteion Multislice Helical CT Scanner and Marconi AXIS2 Nuclear Medicine Imaging Machine.
The Asteion Multislice CT scanner is one of the fastest scanners available today. This technology makes shorter and more accurate examinations than ever before. It takes only 20 seconds to rotate around the body and scan the entire abdomen and pelvis. Using the technology called multislice imaging, it provides thinner slice images and assembles those images by computer for clearer, sharper, 3-D views of anatomical structures such as aneurysms, tumors and infections.
"We expect the Asteion Multislice CT scanner to open doors for new types of exams. In the past, for example, patients could not hold their breath long enough to perform many detailed CT lung scans. But the speed of the new Asteion CT scanner makes these and other exams possible for the first time," a press release from Pioneers district states.