Southeastern Med has installed a breakthrough medical imaging system that produces more detailed images of the human body than ever before. This advanced technology not only means more diagnostic information for physicians in routine situations, but its improved speed can also save precious time in emergency situations.
The computed tomography (CT) scanner from GE Medical Systems is the world’s first scanner to allow physicians to simultaneously capture multiple images of a patient’s anatomy and is up to six times faster than traditional CT scanners. In many cases Emergency Room physicians rely on images from CT scanners to assess the extent of internal injury during the "Golden Hour" (the first and most critical hour for trauma patients in the ER). Reducing the scan time by a few minutes or more can allow ER physicians to begin treating the patient more quickly.
In addition to trauma cases, the new CT scanner, called Lightspeed®, has the potential to significantly reduce diagnostic time and increase image clarity for the diagnosis of cancer, spinal injuries and pediatric conditions. Life-threatening blood clots and cardiac conditions also have the potential of being detected faster and more reliably with the new Lightspeed® scanner. Your CT scans are supervised and interpreted by board certified radiologists at Southeastern Med.
The increased speed of the scanner has enabled our department to perform many new procedures never before possible with previous scanners. Patients who have a problem tolerating closed spaces (claustrophobia), will find that the Lightspeed® scanner features more room around you and has increased speed to complete your exam faster.
Please feel free to contact us at 740-439-8038 with any questions or concerns that you may have about your test. If we are not available at the time of your call, please leave a message on our voice mail and we will return your call as soon as possible. Once again, "thank-you" for allowing us to serve your imaging needs.
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