CT Technology Used at Olympic Games Now Available at Health System

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Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus recently installed a new CT scanner for patient diagnostics that is the same technology used for athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The GE Optima CT 660 system is part of the newest generation of 64-slice scanners, offering greater speed, high precision and a lower dose of radiation.

At the Olympic games, the CT scanners were part of several onsite clinics set up by GE Healthcare to provide advanced medical imaging technology that would reduce the time athletes spent in rehab by enabling physicians to make earlier, more accurate diagnoses.

At the Health System’s Camden Campus, the new system replaces an older 16-slice unit, and is primarily used by the Emergency Department and for outpatients in a variety of areas including cardiac, brain, chest, abdomen and orthopaedic studies.

A CT (computed tomography) scan uses x-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. A 64-slice scanner creates 64 high-resolution anatomical images per rotation, which decreases scan times.

In addition to shorter scan times and lower doses of radiation, the new CT scanning system provides a more comfortable scan table that accommodates patients of all sizes while providing high resolution images.

For more information about Imaging Services offered at the Camden Campus, call 912-576-6160