Local hospital installs new CT system

Published 2:26 pm Friday, October 2, 2020

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To make CT exams as fast, safe and accurate as possible for patients, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa has installed the AquilionTM PRIME CT system from Canon Medical Systems. Aquilion PRIME provides faster exams at as low as reasonably achievable doses, while producing high-quality images required for accurate diagnoses.

“The speed of the Aquilion PRIME enables our clinicians to obtain critical patient information for enhanced diagnoses faster than before,” explained Dr. Andrew Stone, radiologist at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. “The design of the Aquilion PRIME allows us to successfully image a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, to further improve patient safety and comfort in our community.”

The Aquilion PRIME’s large bore opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, while a higher table weight limit expands the range of patients who can be imaged. In addition, the Aquilion PRIME comes standard with industry-leading dose-reduction software.

“The Aquilion PRIME is another example of our commitment to developing advanced technology designed for today’s hospitals, enabling them to perform fast, low-dose exams that are safer and more comfortable for the patient,” said Tim Nicholson, senior manager, Market Development, CT Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems.

Our Lady of the Angels is pleased to bring this advanced technology to the people of Washington Parish, enabling them to receive high quality diagnostics and treatment, right here where they live and work.