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St. Mark’s gets speedy CT scan technology

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St. Mark's Hospital has acquired a LightSpeed VCT computed tomography (CT) imaging system that provides highly detailed images of the human body in a fraction of the time typically required.

The hospital's director of imaging, Craig Pendleton, said the hospital is the first medical facility in the state to offer the new technology by GE Healthcare.

Pendleton said the reward is "vastly improved image quality and imaging speed and it allows us to perform CT angiography, cardiology and CT colonography."

It's the fifth generation of GE Healthcare's platform, which revolutionized the industry in 1998. Originally developed in the 1970s, CT or "CAT" scans combine the power of X-ray technology and computers, allowing doctors to view thin cross-sections of the internal anatomy without the need for exploratory surgery.

More information is available online at www.stmarkshospital.com.