Bay Medical Sacred Heart invests in new CT scanner

Published 08/24 2016 06:35PM

Updated 08/24 2016 06:35PM

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Bay Medical Sacred heart is now offering patients a procedure they used to have to drive hours to receive. The hospital has invested more than one million dollars into a new computed tomography (CT) scanner.
 
"It's right here at Bay Medical Center, I think that should put the patience at ease, just having that knowledge and comfort so look, I'm at my home base and they've got the things that I need," Cardiologist Dr. Amir Haghighat said.
 
The 128-Slice Scanner takes higher quality images of the body for doctors to review, and has faster scan times and 50% less radiation exposure for patients.
 
"The scans are very fast. The patient lays down on the table. We can complete a scan literally in seconds," Dr. Bob Bain an interventional radiologist said.
 
Doctors said this new technology is like watching a football game on a new Ultra HD TV compared to an older box TV. The results are about 30% more clear than the scanners doctors have been using.
 
"We want to make good decisions and being able to image the anatomy and understand what's happening inside a patient's body is really crucial to that process," Dr. Bain said.
 
Bay Med received the new CT scanner about two weeks ago. Doctors have been undergoing training and have already treated about 100 patients with it.

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