New Technology at Mitchell County Hospital

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New Technology at Mitchell County Hospital

Monday, January 23, 2012

MCH Acquires 16-Slice CT Scanner

Recently, Archbold Memorial Hospital fulfilled an organizational promise to provide Mitchell County residents the best medical technology by investing in a new16-slice CT scanner.

The new technology offers unprecedented speed and outstanding image quality to help doctors detect disease earlier, leading to more effective treatment options. A computed tomography scan may be recommended by your physician as a diagnostic tool for many ailments, including but not limited to abdomen, head or chest problems, as well as conditions such as appendicitis.

The 16-slice scanner replaces a single slice scanner that was previously used at MCH. The new machine, which spins around an area of the body and takes a spiral of photos, has 16 detectors working simultaneously to produce high-quality images, which are then analyzed by a radiologist to help determine a patient’s diagnosis.

“The image quality is much better with the 16-slice scanner,” said Archbold radiologist, Seth Sherman, MD. “The images are produced faster and turnaround is much quicker for the patient.”

“The new technology at MCH provides Mitchell County residents high-quality imaging options without having to travel to Thomasville,” said Mark Kimball, administrator of Mitchell County  Hospital.

“Through the years Archbold and Mitchell County Hospital have served the community with quality, compassionate care using state-of-the art technology,” said Kimball. “Now we’re able to  offer a higher quality of studies and we have more capabilities, including much better CT angiography. In addition, we can perform studies of the kidneys or the liver—things we would’ve previously sent patients to Thomasville for. We have many more imaging capabilities right here in Mitchell County now.”