A new, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner is now available at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).
CT, sometimes referred to as a “CAT” scan, is a fast, non-invasive diagnostic tool doctors can use to see inside the body.
A CT scanner combines X-ray with advanced computer processing technology to create detailed images of internal structures and organs.
Images from a CT scan are used to rule out or confirm the presence of certain abnormalities or diseases.
The new 256 Slice CT scanner at St. Anthony Community Hospital can capture a complete image of the heart or brain quickly, reducing radiation exposure and helping to protect the imaged tissue and surrounding areas.
“The speed and low-dose emission of this imaging technology now enables us to scan extremely sick patients and even children and get images quickly,” said Bob Yates, System Director of Radiology, Bon Secours Charity Health System.
This new technology is a part of an extensive upgrade of St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Radiology Department. In addition to the 256 Slice CT scanner, the Radiology Department enhancements include a Digital Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Suite, Nuclear Medicine Suite and 3D Mammography.
Do not delay seeking care; it is important to identify abnormalities quickly for diagnoses and treatment. Speak with a primary care provider to schedule radiologic procedures at St. Anthony Community Hospital.
For additional information, please call 845 987-5142 or visit StAnthonyCommunityHosp.org/Diagnostic-Imaging-and-Radiology.