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Val Verde Regional Medical Center gets new CT scanner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Unloading VVRMC's new CT scannerGetting a 4000 pound piece of equipment inside a building is no easy task. VVRMC’s new Revolution EVO CT scanner arrived Monday, June 6. VVRMC has incorporated one the most advanced diagnostic tools for helping physicians reach confident diagnoses to provide the best patient care. The new Revolution EVO configured system from GE Healthcare delivers high quality images of the brain and heart with improved resolution and lowered radiation dose. It also requires less time allowing more patients to be seen. The 128 slice scanner is only the second of its kind in the entire state.

"The addition of the GE Revolution EVO configured system complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that VVRMC offers our community," Pina Calderon, Director of Radiology says. "It provides us with vastly improved image quality and imaging speed, and enhances the overall diagnostic confidence we have in all of our studies. We are delighted to be able to offer this equipment right here in Del Rio. Dallas is the only other city in Texas to have this advanced level of equipment."

CT exams are used when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detectable from a conventional physical examination. The Revolution EVO configured system non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas.