Glendale Donors Fund State-of-the Art CT ScannerWednesday, May 9, 2012
Thanks to donors, Glendale Adventist Medical Center was able to purchase a new premier CT scanner that will make for faster diagnosis.
Donors raised $1 million toward the $1.1 million cost of the unit, a hospital spokesperson said. The hospital said it was the first in Glendale to have the new technology, which can reduce radiation dosage to the patient by 50 percent.
The new Toshiba Aquilion Premium CT scanner was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting for donors today.
The scanner is able to cover up to 8 cm in one gantry rotation. This means faster scan times, resulting in a reduction in the amount of time the patient spends on the table while increasing patient comfort and satisfaction, the hospital said.
"Implementation of this technology will allow us to better support key hospital service lines such as cardiac and stroke, where time to diagnosis is critical," said Rob Marchuk, vice president ancillary services.
"Patient safety and radiation exposure reduction was one of the key drivers in our decision to partner with Toshiba on this project," said Marchuk. The Aquilion Premium CT scanner has one of the latest dose reduction technologies, he added, minimizing exposure to radiation while optimizing resolution and image quality.