Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Upgrades CT scanner

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center upgrades CT scanner

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center recently upgraded its CT (computed tomography) scanner to a new Siemens Somatom Definition AS 64-slice scanner. The new scanner provides advanced three-dimensional images of body organs and major blood vessels and is most commonly used in scans of the spine, brain, abdomen, pelvis and heart.

This upgrade allows Ridgeview Sibley to provide patients with higher quality and faster scans with a reduction in the radiation dose; and most significantly, improving scans for cardiac diagnoses.

“We are pleased to introduce enhanced imaging services at the Arlington campus,” said Cindy Steenstra, director, Ridgeview Imaging Services. “As an organization, it is our goal to provide important specialty services locally so patients don’t have to travel long distances to get the care they need. This technology is an example of that commitment.”

Photo caption: Radiologic Technologist Lindsey Voss pictured with Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center’s new Siemens CT scanner.