NorthBay VacaValley Hospital Installs New 64-Slice CT Scan

CT, which stands for computed tomography (sometimes called a “CAT” scan) is a fast, painless diagnostic tool doctors use to see inside the body. The information the CT reveals is used to rule out or confirm the presence of certain abnormalities or diseases.

A CT scanner combines X-rays with advanced computer processing technology to create accurate detailed images of a patient’s internal structures and organs. VacaValley Hospital’s new scanner produces crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds.

“Our CT system offers an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety – with the biggest benefit being increased capabilities for early detection,” says Jerry Wilcox, director of diagnostic imaging. “We’ve always put a premium on giving our physicians the best diagnostic tools – and the real winners continue to be our patient community.”

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