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New upgrades to Pain Management and Radiology

A C-arm machine is a mobile fluoroscopy system which provides real-time medical imaging for use in general, orthopedic and other surgical procedures. This additional unit is equipped with a flat detector, which reduces radiation exposure for both the patient and hospital staff.

As part of a purchased pain management equipment package, a new patient table has been installed for use with the C-arm in the HVCH Pain Management Clinic.

“Thanks to the addition the new machine, patient wait time will decrease and the amount of patients that can be seen each day will increase,” said Jillian Kline, HVCH Director of Outpatient Clinics. “We look forward to continuing to serve our community and finding new ways to better patient experience.”

The hospital upgraded its nuclear medicine imaging with a Siemens Symbia EVO Excel, which offers comprehensive configurations for general purpose, cardiology and oncology studies. Physicians use nuclear medicine procedures to visualize the structure and function of an organ, tissue, bone or system within the body.

With a high-capacity patient bed, larger bore size, and highly flexible detectors, the system is optimized for patient comfort and accessibility. Additionally, the short tunnel and maximum scan length improves patient comfort for claustrophobic and tall patients.

“We are thrilled to bring the Symbia EVO Excel to our community,” said Dr. Matthew Hale, Radiology Medical Director. “This technology addresses the pressing demands of today’s healthcare environment as a cost-effective modernization option for our nuclear medicine department.”

The HVCH Radiology Department offers a full array of diagnostic imaging including computed tomography (CT), bone densitometry (DEXA), radiography, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine (NM), ultrasound and mammography. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 740-380-8204.