|October 26, 2012|
Daviess Community Hospital announces the installation of its new state-of-the-art Siemens Definition AS 20-slice CT scanner. Equipped with low-dose technology, the new CT scanner offers patients improved image quality and less radiation exposure – specifically lowering radiation dose by as much as 60 percent.
Casey Dyer, Manager of the hospital’s Radiology Department, said the DCH scanner is the first in the area to feature dose-reduction software, offering DCH patients a unique advantage over other CT imaging locations. “The dose-reduction software reduces the amount of radiation to which our patients are exposed and at the same time, enhances images. Patients who select DCH for CT imaging can feel confident knowing that they not only have the very best imaging but also low radiation imaging that can minimize their radiation risks.”
Dr. Richard Collins, DCH Radiologist added, “We are very pleased to provide the most advanced high-definition radiation dose-reducing CT scanner available for patients in the area. Patients and their families should be pleased that this high quality testing with the latest safety features is available, right here, close to home.”
Daviess Community Hospital, Daviess County’s second largest employer, was organized in 1913 and provides a broad spectrum of quality healthcare services for people living in Daviess and surrounding counties in southwestern Indiana. A not-for-profit facility with 76 beds, Daviess Community Hospital provides a life span of health and wellness services including a modern birthing center, emergency department, general and orthopedic surgical services, and expert diagnostic lab and imaging services. Nearly 600 employees and physicians work at the hospital and in our area medical clinics, delivering skilled medical care professionally and with a personal touch, earning the hospital numerous awards for exceeding customer expectations. Learn more about our services, employees, and physicians by visiting www.dchosp.org.
Mission: Improve the health of the people who live in our communities.
Vision: To be a leader in providing quality healthcare services.
Dr. Richard Collins (left), Radiologist, Casey Dyer, R.T., Radiology Department Manager (center), and Kristi Morron, RT, Radiology Supervisor study results of an CT imaging study at DCH. The hospital is the first in the area to acquire a new CT scanner, equipped with low-dose technology. The new CT scanner offers patients improved image quality and less radiation exposure – specifically lowering radiation dose by as much as 60 percent.