Jasper, Ga. (November 13, 2012) – Piedmont Mountainside Hospital recently added a 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to the imaging equipment available at the Jasper hospital. Patients can now receive advanced CT imaging, more commonly known as a “CAT scan,” thanks to the new SOMATOM 64, one of the most advanced CT scanners on the market.
“The new equipment also allows for cardiac imaging, so exams such as Calcium Scoring and Coronary CTA, or Computed Tomography Angiography, are now available at our hospital as well,” said Randy Haynes, manager of imaging services at Piedmont Mountainside.
CT imaging combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor, printed or transferred to a CD.
Each image provides detailed anatomy of the body at the specific slice, including bones, soft tissue, brain, organs and blood vessels. With 64-slice technology, Piedmont Mountainside’s scanner provides information that can be manipulated to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the body.
Located at 1266 Hwy 515 South in Jasper, Piedmont Mountainside’s radiology department offers CT imaging appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. A physician referral is required for Calcium Scoring, although patients can self-refer if they provide a physician name at registration. A physician referral and order is necessary for Coronary CTA procedures.
To schedule an imaging appointment at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, call 706-301-5401.