Har­ris Ra­di­a­tion Ther­apy Cen­ter in­vests in new CT scan­ner

Calhoun Times - - GORDONLIFE - Staff Re­ports

(Cal­houn, Ga.) -- The Har­ris Ra­di­a­tion Ther­apy Cen­ter is in­vest­ing in im­proved technology to bet­ter serve their pa­tients. With the pur­chase of the SOMATOM Def­i­ni­tion AS, a state-of-theart CT scan­ner, clin­i­cal out­comes for ra­di­a­tion pa­tients will be max­i­mized.

Su­pe­rior im­age qual­ity is nec­es­sary when treat­ing pa­tients with ra­di­a­tion. With the use of the SOMATOM Def­i­ni­tion AS, a CT sys­tem that is spe­cific to sup­port ra­di­a­tion on­col­ogy, the im­ages are high-def­i­ni­tion and show the small­est of de­tails. It has high-speed ac­qui­si­tion, which de­tects mo­tion and pre­vents flawed imag­ing from the pa­tient’s breath­ing or move­ment. The SOMATOM Def­i­ni­tion AS also has a wider bore for bet­ter imag­ing and per­forms low-dose lung CT screen­ings, which will ful­fill a need in the com­mu­nity. Vir­tu­ally fit­ted for any ra­di­a­tion ther­apy pa­tient, the SOMATOM Def­i­ni­tion AS is an im­mense ad­vance­ment in cancer care technology.

“At Gor­don Hospi­tal, we con­stantly eval­u­ate the qual­ity of our care, pa­tient safety, and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion,” said Lanell Ja­cobs, di­rec­tor of on­col­ogy. “Ad­vanc­ing our technology is just one of the ways we can con­tin­u­ously im­prove our stan­dards.”

The Har­ris Ra­di­a­tion Cen­ter will also cel­e­brate its fifth an­niver­sary this Novem­ber.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the Har­ris Ra­di­a­tion Ther­apy Cen­ter at 706.879.5850. About Gor­don Hospi­tal Founded in 1935, Gor­don Hospi­tal is proud to be a mem­ber of Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem. With 45 hospi­tal cam­puses and more than 8,300 li­censed beds in nine states, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem is a faith-based health­care or­ga­ni­za­tion head­quar­tered in Al­ta­monte Springs, Florida. A na­tional leader in qual­ity, safety, and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem’s more than 80,000 em­ploy­ees main­tain a tra­di­tion of whole-per­son health by car­ing for the phys­i­cal, emo­tional, and spir­i­tual needs of ev­ery pa­tient. Each Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem fa­cil­ity op­er­ates in­de­pen­dently in de­liv­er­ing care and ser­vices to best meet the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties they serve. While each en­tity is unique, all re­main united in one mis­sion of ex­tend­ing the heal­ing min­istry of Christ.

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