New scan­ner a state first

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

IN a WA first, Hol­ly­wood Pri­vate Hospi­tal will be able to con­duct CT scans dur­ing surgery.

Last month, the Ned­lands fa­cil­ity re­ceived the new tech­nol­ogy to as­sist in brain, spine and or­thopaedic surgery.

Med­i­cal ser­vices di­rec­tor Daniel Here­dia said the ma­jor ben­e­fit was per­form­ing surgery while pa­tients were on the op­er­at­ing ta­ble.

“Prior to this tech­nol­ogy be­ing avail­able, the surgery had to be per­formed in stages or the surgery stopped so the pa­tient could be taken out of theatre to be scanned else­where,” Dr Here­dia said.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Pe­ter Mott said the CT scan­ner formed part of an ex­pan­sion project to in­clude six “state-of-the-art” the­atres and three new 30-bed wards.



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