SJEH Acquires 'State-Of-The-Art' Imaging Equipment
St. John's Episcopal Hospital has acquired a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging device that provides extremely accurate diagnostic images, according to Penny Chin, a spokesperson for the hospital.
St. John's is the first hospital in the area to offer its patients the Millennium MG, which is manufactured by GE Healthcare, Chin said this week.
The nuclear medicine imaging system is used to help diagnose cardiac disease and is capable of performing a range of stress tests. It is also used to conduct a wide range of scans of bone, kidneys, liver, lung, thyroid, gall bladder, and other areas to test for tumors, infections, stones, cancers and much more.
"With our new next-generation nuclear medicine imaging system, we can now produce crystal-clear images that display a person's internal anatomy and will be of tremendous assistance to physicians in making their diagnoses," said Dennis Rossi, MD, Chairman of the Imaging Department at St. John's.
With its images, physicians can determine where disease is located, distinguish it from normal tissue and assess where the disease may go next, helping physicians assess the aggressiveness of disease.
The nuclear medicine imaging system also includes the Xeleris workstation that accelerates the entire imaging and review process in the hospital. With it, high-quality images of a patient are available within minutes of the scan, reducing waiting time and follow up visits, a quality especially useful in cardiac emergencies.
"We can achieve new levels of accuracy with the unique capabilities of our new nuclear medicine imaging system," added Dr. Rossi. "This installment of new equipment is in keeping with St. John's growing reputation in diagnostic excellence."