64-Slice CT Scanners Dramatically Improves Earlier Stage Detection of Illnesses | Carson Tahoe Health

64-Slice CT Scanners Dramatically Improves Earlier Stage Detection of Illnesses

The Trend of State-of-the-art 64 slice CT-Scanners Continues to Expand to Rural Areas

(Minden, Nevada) – Many companies, such as Carson Tahoe Health, have found it worthwhile to their community to expand imaging capabilities to rural, outlying patients. They recently announced that patients and physicians in the region can now access the latest diagnostic imaging technology from Philips Medical Systems at their outlying facility, Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center (CTMMC). The CT (computed tomography) scanner will save patients long car trips and now they will have the latest technology to produces crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds.

They join many other hospitals in the growing trend of imaging programs expanding to rural areas and this new, 64 slice CT-scanner improves both the speed and accuracy of imaging results—enabling physicians to detect and treat diseases at an early stage. In addition, the CT equipment includes technology that ensures patients receive less radiation. This, along with supporting patient safety and continuing to align CTMMC with The Joint Commission’s high standards for accreditation are just a few reasons why so many hospitals are following this trend.

“Our new CT system offers an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety—with the biggest benefit being increased capabilities for early detection,” said Annette Patellos, Director of Imaging at Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center. “We’ve always put a premium on giving our physicians the best diagnostic tools—and the real winners continue to be our rural patient community.”

Carson Tahoe Health had other specific reasons to upgrade to Brilliance CT 64-channel configuration, including:
•  Expanding clinical boundaries in cardiac, pulmonary, trauma, and pediatric imaging.
•  Lowering radiation dose for patients and staff with a DoseWise design.
•  Increasing accuracy with 40mm of coverage in every rotation with submillimeter isotropics.
•  Increasing test speeds with best-in-class 3-D cone beam reconstruction.
• Eliminating wait times between scanning sequences with a MRC X-ray tube.

To learn more about why Carson Tahoe chose to improve their imaging capabilities in rural areas or simply learn about the new 64-slice CT-scanner at Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center, please call (775) 445-7800 or email [email protected].
About Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center (CTMMC)

CTMMC provides valuable emergent care, imaging, lab, physical therapy, and physician clinic services to the Carson Valley. It is the only Joint Commission Accredited medical center in Douglas County and is directly supported by Carson Tahoe Health (CTH), a local, not-for-profit healthcare system that has been serving patients in Northern Nevada and California since 1949. Through 24 hour emergency care, an open-heart surgery program, a five-star women and children’s center, and a fully accredited cancer center, CTH has been making a difference in the lives of thousands of patients every year. Visit www.CarsonTahoe.com for more information.
About Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of $37.7 billion (EUR 30.4 billion) in 2005. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 161,498 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.