Baptist Health Richmond expanding CT imaging services

Baptist Health Richmond. January 17, 2023

High quality, personalized scans are accessible to virtually every patient type. 

RICHMOND, KY, (January 17, 2023) – Innovative diagnostic imaging is expanding at Baptist Health Richmond with the Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM Edge Plus 128-slice CT scanner. With personalized scanning features, advanced imaging techniques, and game-changing workflow automation, the CT scanner is now available for patients in and around Madison County.

High quality, personalized scans are accessible to virtually every patient type. Obtaining powerful images of obese patients is possible with the high-capacity table ideally suited for bariatric imaging. Dose-sensitive patients, including children, benefit from low-dose administration tailored to their size, while patients unable to respond to directives are further aided by freeze-motion technology which prevents motion artifacts through quick scanning.

“This new technology provides many benefits for patients and clinicians. Tailoring the scanning procedure to individuals provides physicians with the custom scans they need to make informed decisions for their patients,” said Greg D. Gerard, president of Baptist Health Richmond. “With the addition of this new 128-slice CT scanner to our existing Siemens 64-slice scanner, we are now able to serve more patients in a timely manner, ensuring they’re receiving the safest, highest quality of care.”

With the increase in the number of patients being served through the hospital’s emergency department and referrals from providers in the community for patient imaging, the need was significant for the approval and installation of a new CT scanner. The new scanner replaces an older 16-slice scanner and not only increases accessibility for patients, but also builds confidence with providers knowing their patients don’t have to wait and will receive timely reports to better care for their patients.

“The SOMATOM Edge Plus with FAST Integrated Workflow helps healthcare providers improve workflow and patient management. The integration of AI into patient positioning not only improves image quality but also expands precision medicine by reducing unnecessary variability for healthcare providers,” said Douglas Ryan, Vice President of computed tomography at Siemens Healthineers North America.

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