RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 17, 2017) – Regional Health Rapid City Hospital has installed a new advanced CT scanner, bringing the number of CT scanners to three in the hospital’s diagnostic arsenal. The addition of the new unit means better medical images, less radiation and quicker turnaround times for patients awaiting results.
“Demand for CT imaging has grown exponentially over the past five years. Lower radiation has increased the safety, and better technology has expanded its uses,” said Senior Director of Medical Imaging Services, Jamie Madden.
The addition of the third device, a Siemens Somatom CT, will reduce the turnaround time to complete CT-guided biopsies for suspected cancers in the lungs, liver and kidneys. Madden said the hospital’s goal is to deliver biopsy results in less than three days.