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New CT Multislice Scanner

Southside Community Hospital has joined an elite handful of U.S. hospitals by installing a state-of-the-art multidetector computed tomography (CT) system — the Asteion CT Multislice Scanner from Toshiba America Medical Systems.

Studies like chest CT exams, which used to take 20-30 minutes to perform, can now be completed in just 15-30 seconds at Southside Community Hospital.

"No longer do we need to leave our area for the latest, most sophisticated scanning technology," said Gwen Eddleman, President/CEO, Southside Community Hospital. "For trauma patients like auto accident victims, this technology can be lifesaving by providing better, more precise images of bones, internal organs and internal bleeding than older CT systems. For patients with blood clots, infections, and diseases like cancer, early diagnosis with the Asteion can result in faster, more effective diagnosis and treatment."