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July 31, 2012 > St. Rose Hospital installs advanced medical imaging system

St. Rose Hospital installs advanced medical imaging system

Submitted By Renee Snyder

St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, has recently installed a new 320 Slice CT scanner, the only scanner of this capacity in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It can scan a heart in a single heartbeat while administering just a fifth of the radiation dose of conventional scanners. While it takes an average of 7-10 rotations to image a human heart, this technology will allow radiologists to scan an entire organ with just one revolution, reducing the need for multiple scans and invasive procedures. This will enable physicians to treat at-need patients immediately, saving both resources and time.

"Introduction of the 320 Slice CT scanner at St. Rose Hospital is in keeping with the Hospital's designation as a Cardiac Receiving Center and is a critical component in the hospital's overall technology enhancement plan," states Mariellen Faria, COO of St. Rose Hospital. "By adopting the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technology, our goal is to improve the safety, quality and effectiveness of patient care."

Tune in to CBS Television, Channel 5, at 7:22 p.m. on Thursdays, August 2, 9, 2012 for a five-minute segment featuring St. Rose Hospital's revolutionary 320 Slice CT scanner and discover how the dimensions of diagnostic imaging have dramatically expanded.

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