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,