BRIEF: DRMC invests $1 million in imaging units [Danville Register & Bee, Va.]Danville Register & Bee, Va.McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Aug. 23--Danville Regional Medical Center is making a $1 million investment to install a new 16-slice computed tomography scanner. These plans have been approved by the state and will provide patients with faster a more efficient imaging and scanning, according to a news release from DRMC.
"This upgrade is another demonstration of our commitment to providing the safest, most advanced quality care to our community," said DRMC CEO Eric Deaton.
Currently, DRMC processes more than 16,000 inpatient, outpatient and emergency CT's a year. The new scanner will be an addition to the ones they currently use and is expected to help with wait times in the emergency department.
"The phenomenal speed and precision of this new scanner will allow us to scan patients more accurately and in a shorter period of time," said Karen Stadler, DRMC's director of imaging services. "When an immediate clinical decision is needed, time is always of the essence. The new scanner will also allow for a reduced radiation doses to our patients, which is also very important."
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