Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened a second computed tomography (CT) scanner in its emergency department in February. Touted by manufacturer GE Healthcare as an "ultra-premium CT system setting a new benchmark in image quality," the Revolution Apex scanner is an investment in excess of $2 million by the academic medical center to enhance patient care.
We're very happy to be able to provide this leading-edge technology to our patients. Our medical center has seen a substantial growth of patients needing CT scans in recent years. Adding this scanner helps us better address that volume with a truly innovative diagnostic tool, providing significant benefits to both our patients and emergency teams."
Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, chief hospital executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
CT scans combine a series of X-ray images taken from multiple directions and uses computer processing to visualize parts of the body. These detailed images are used in a variety of ways and are particularly helpful for patients who need rapid diagnostic imaging. "Considering the patients who arrive at Jersey Shore's Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers, Comprehensive Stroke Center and emergency department, having advanced imaging technology, such as the Revolution Apex, is invaluable for Jersey Shore's physicians and nurses as they provide the high-level of care needed to treat life-threatening injuries and serious health incidents," said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, Southern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health.
The Revolution Apex's robust X-ray tube and scanning speed allows for a greatly reduced dosage of radiation and procedure time, improving the care experience. The scanner's larger size and flexibility also provides more comfort and less confinement for patients. The system's state-of-the-art imaging tube and advanced software platform produces high-quality images enhancing clinicians' ability to accurately detect internal injuries or bleeding, diagnose disorders, and identify and monitor diseases, conditions and the effectiveness of treatments.