Good Samaritan Hospital (Closed in 2018) Offers Advanced Diagnostic Imaging with a New 128-Slice CT Scanner

DAYTON, Ohio, May 12, 2016 – Premier Health is pleased to announce the addition of a new advanced diagnostic imaging computed tomography (CT) system, the Siemens SOMATOM® Definition AS+ CT scanner with the innovative FAST CARE software platform. This CT technology is enabling physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018) to obtain high definition images of the body at a much lower dose of radiation for a wide range of clinical applications. 

Computed tomography, also known as CT or CAT scan, is a medical imaging method that uses special X-ray equipment to obtain cross-sectional pictures of the body. The CT computer displays these pictures as detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues. This type of imaging can be very helpful in diagnosing injuries or fractures or in identifying disease in its earliest stages. Images of all body regions are possible and detection of small diagnostic details can be found by using information from 128 cross sectional images or slices.

“In our continued efforts to deliver the best patient care, this new scanner incorporates dose-reduction technologies along with patient-centric features that streamline the scan process,” said Eloise Broner, president and CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018). “This will allow for a more comfortable patient experience.”

The technology couples multiple components in a dynamic manner including a large-volume coverage area, a larger gantry bore and the ability to utilize a high-capacity table for examining patients of all sizes up to 660 lbs. Additionally, the system helps achieve outstanding images at a lower dose through its innovative Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure (CARE) features.  The FAST CARE technology has been recognized as the industry's most effective solution for optimizing exam speed, image quality and radiation dose exposure in CT imaging. **

“The Definition AS enables a fast and confident diagnosis in an emergency and acute care setting, and especially when examining patients with acute chest pain, abdominal pain, and suspicion of stroke,” remarked Kurt Stedje, MD, Medical Director of Radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018). “A high image quality can be obtained even for those patients who are obese, short of breath or who have elevated heart rates.”

When a CT scan is needed, the lowest radiation exposure is optimal. A patient-friendly design and a fast scan time mean more comfort for patients. And high image quality results in exceptional clinical benefits. Good Samaritan Hospital’s (closed in 2018) 128-slice CT scanner will be used for cardiology (CTA coronary studies, calcium scoring, transcatheter aortic valve replacement); neurology (perfusion brain studies, spine); oncology (all body parts); vascular; and other general CT studies.

**Based on Frost & Sullivan report “Customer Value Enhancement Workflow Solutions in Computed Tomography. North America, 2012”  

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