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Redwood Memorial celebrates new CT scanner

04/14/2010

Dom Previte, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Redwood Memorial Hospital, poses in front of the hospital’s new 32-slice CT scanner. Community members joined staff and physicians in celebrating Redwood Memorial Hospital’s new 32-slice CT scanner on Thursday, April 8, 2010. The hospital held a community-wide open house to introduce the community to the new technology, during which visitors and staff got a glimpse of the new CT scanner and toured the newly renovated CT suite.

The Aquilion 32-slice CT unit was installed in late 2009 and up and running in January. The new technology enables physicians to identify internal injuries and disease more clearly, and the scans are faster and safer for patients.

The new CT scanner is specifically designed to offer clinicians greater diagnostic capabilities, helping patients avoid more invasive medical procedures. Patients will also be exposed to lower levels of radiation with the new equipment.

"All of us at Redwood Memorial Hospital are excited that the 32-slice CT is here," said Diagnostic Imaging Director Dom Previte. "State-of-the-art medical equipment like this CT is an asset to both the hospital and to the community, which will benefit from the technology in many, many ways."

The new CT scanner and CT suite renovation project was funded in part by the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation board, which raised over $120,000 at the 2008 Benefit Ball. Chief Operating Officer Joe Rogers was overwhelmed by the community’s support for the project.

"We are so grateful to the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation and the many community residents who went above and beyond to bring the new CT scanner to Redwood Memorial," Rogers said. "Their efforts will have a significant impact on patients here at the hospital for years to come."

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