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IU Health Blackford Hospital Invests in Patients

An IU Health Blackford Hospital Release

Hartford City - Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently invested in leading edge radiology equipment to provide patients with the most up-to-date technology available.

“Having leading edge technology in a rural hospital is a testament to IU Health’s dedication to its patients,” said Tim Dillingham, chief radiologic technologist, Radiology, IU Health Blackford Hospital.

The new equipment includes:

  • A 64 slice CT Scanner with a new CT Injector
  •  Upgraded from CR technology to DR technology in General Radiology
  • A Hologic Mammo Reading workstation
  • A fully digital DR Portable X-Ray machine
  • A Philips Ultrasound Machine with advanced 3D software.

“We purchased this new equipment to improve the quality, speed and efficiency of the exams being performed,” said Josh Allen, manager, Radiology, IU Health Blackford Hospital and IU Health Ball Hospital. “The digital equipment uses less radiation and reduces the amount of IV contrast required while improving image quality.

IU Health Blackford Hospital has invested $700,000 in new equipment and updates this year alone, which is up from the $100,000 invested last year.

“Investing in new technology is an investment in our patients’ quality of life.  We are committed to our patients and providing them with the most current healthcare services available,” said Steven West, CEO, IU Health Blackford Hospital.  “Healthcare is an ever-evolving industry, and IU Health Blackford Hospital is determined to always provide leading edge, compassionate care.”  

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