FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maryland General Hospital Invests in Earlier Stage Detection of Illnesses with State-of-the-Art CT
(Baltimore, MD - November 29, 2010) Maryland General Hospital today announced that patients and physicians in Baltimore can now access state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging with the hospital's newly acquired CT (computed tomography) scanner. The new CT produces crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds, demonstrating how technological innovation is improving both the speed and accuracy of imaging results, enabling physicians to detect and treat diseases at an early stage.
The new CT scanner lets physicians see an improved level of detail, which can translate into earlier diagnoses of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and lung disease. For patients, quicker scan times and smart design offer a more comfortable, and pleasant, patient experience.
The 64-slice CT is manufactured by Phillips Medical Systems. Features of this advanced imaging system include:
- Providing large volume, thin-slice coverage which dramatically improves diagnostic confidence, image quality and productivity.
- Offering advanced cardiac imaging that allow for excellent coronary artery evaluation.
- Delivering breakthrough performance in advanced pulmonary imaging, multi-organ trauma evaluation and low-dose pediatric applications.
- Providing superb performance in cardiac and coronary artery imaging, pulmonary studies, CTA and critical care.
- Expanding clinical boundaries through applications, such as extended coverage brain perfusion, that positions CT as a modality of choice in stroke evaluations.
"Our CT system offers an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety, with the biggest benefit being increased capabilities and early detection," said Dr. Allan Skrenta, Maryland General's Chief of Imaging. "Maryland General Hospital has always put a premium on giving our physicians and patients the best diagnostic imaging tools."
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About Maryland General Hospital
Founded in 1881, Maryland General Hospital is a 213-bed urban community teaching hospital and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the hospital provides healthcare in more than 30 specialties to approximately 110,000 patients annually through inpatient and outpatient care and free health screenings throughout the community.