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IU HEALTH WHITE MEMORIAL INSTALLS CT SCANNER

An IU Health White Memorial Hospital Release

Indiana University Health White Memorial is installing a new computed tomography (CT) scanner. A CT scan uses special X-ray equipment to help detect a variety of diseases and conditions. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives. 

 

A CT scan is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional X-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. The cross-sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes and can even generate three-dimensional images. CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels typically provide greater detail than traditional X-rays, particularly of soft tissues and blood vessels. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

The equipment IU Health White Memorial Hospital is installing is the Siemens Prospective 128 Slice.  “This CT scanner will enhance the capabilities for our hospital. We can perform all of the imaging services and more that are currently only available in Lafayette,” stated Brandy Edwards, MPH HM BS RT(R)(CT) AART, manager of Imaging Services at IU Health White Memorial.  “We will have the full cardiac package, neuro brain imaging package, metal artifact reduction software, a quicker scan time for all examinations (a head CT averages 4 seconds/ abdomen and pelvis CT averages 9 seconds), a new power injector with dose software enabling less IV contrast usage and so much more.”

Beginning January 3, 2017, IU Health White Memorial will provide $49 Heart Scans. As the leading cause of deaths worldwide, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. A convenient and non-invasive heart scan can help give peace of mind. To be eligible for a heart scan, you must be between 40 and 79 years of age with one or more of these risk factors:

Family history of heart disease, stroke and/or other vascular disease
Smoking
Diabetes
Obesity
High blood pressure

Heart scans provide a picture of the arteries and can help your doctor spot calcium deposits that narrow arteries and increase the risk of a heart-attack. The scan will also help your doctor know if you are at risk for heart disease.

“We are truly excited for the installation of our new state-of-the-art CT Scanner. We are thrilled to be able to advance our screening tests and treatment techniques that improve the health of our community,” stated Jeff Zeh, President of IU Health White Memorial Hospital. “Enhanced equipment, alongside our highly skilled team will ensure we continue to deliver the IU Health promise of assurance.”

To schedule a Heart Scan call 574.583.1714. 

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