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St. Rose Hospital installs most advanced medical imaging system

By Renee Snyder

Most advanced CT scanner improves accuracy of diagnosis, saves more lives

HAYWARD, Calif. -- 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.”

This technology offers medical professionals the ability to scan one area continuously, providing extremely quick and more precise information on the functionality of an organ in 3-D clarity, with images similar to a real-time video of the organ.

Please tune in to CBS Television, Channel 5, at 7:22 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 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. Additional CBS Airtimes: Thursday, August 2 at 7:22 p.m. on Channel 5 and Thursday, August 9 at 7:22 p.m. on Channel 5.

St. Rose Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital governed by a local Board of Trustees. With 217 licensed beds, over 1,000 employees and 300 physicians, St. Rose Hospital provides a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including 24-hour Emergency services, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services, a skilled nursing facility, family birthing center and community outreach programs at the Silva Pediatric Clinic. St. Rose has made an investment in the community to improve cardiovascular health and is designated as a Cardiac Receiving Center for Alameda County to provide emergency angioplasty and life saving non-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat heart attacks.

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