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Southcoast has region's first 64-slice CT scanner
The new CT scanner uses 64 "slices" or imaging planes to gather detailed information about the organs. The scan is performed faster than previous multi-detector CT scanners, and is able to produce sharp, clear, three-dimensional pictures of any organ and the blood vessels in approximately 5 seconds.
The 64-slice CT scanners are the first of their kind to be offered in the South Coast region.
"The new 64-slice CT scanner allows the physician to see more detail in a fraction of the time," said Debra Desmarais, Director of Radiology Imaging Services for Southcoast Hospitals Group. "The ability to identify diseases or abnormalities at an early stage will help physicians make an accurate diagnosis and quickly recommend appropriate treatment for their patients."
A CT scan produces a cross-sectional image of the human anatomy. This helps the clinician to rule out or confirm the presence of certain disease, and in trauma patients, in some cases, to evaluate the extent of injuries to a trauma patient.
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