December 30, 2008 - Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert, AZ, has installed a GE Healthcare LightSpeed VCT 64-slice CT imaging system.
Gilbert says the scanner captures images in as little as one second and can perform whole body trauma scans in as little as ten seconds.
"Our new Volume CT system will now allow our physicians to perform new and enhanced procedures and obtain information they need to diagnose patients who are suffering from chest pain or stroke much quicker and much more effectively," said Tim A. Johns, M.D., Gilbert Hospitals founder and medical mirector. "This new Volume CT is extremely patient friendly. The fast scans can help reduce patient stress and anxiety, and some of the volume CT procedures can be done in only one simple exam."