January 24, 2018
Fredericksburg, Va. (January 24, 2018) – Stafford Hospital recently installed a new Philips Ingenuity 128-slice
CT scanner and a Philips Ingenuity 64-slice CT scanner. The new CT scanners
feature the latest advances in lower radiation dose imaging and include
cutting-edge technology to personalize image quality based on the patients’ needs.
The Philips CT scanners provide great benefits for patients, including
radiation dose reduction and CT-assisted guidance for biopsies and therapy
treatments. Patients with metal implants, such as a joint replacement,
will benefit from improved visualization to assist radiologists with diagnosis.
“The Philips Ingenuity system allows us to maintain our commitment
to the Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns,” stated Dr. George
Sofis, Vice President of medical staff at Stafford Hospital. “We
are committed to providing our patients with the safest care. Low radiation
dose imaging and improved visualization offered by the new Philips CT
only assists in improving our service and patient safety.”
In addition to the machines’ state-of-the-art technology, with two
CT scanners at Stafford Hospital, the imaging, emergency, and cardiac
and interventional radiology departments can provide more timely care
to patients and reduce wait times.
“We are already seeing an improved process with having two CT scanners
and we are thrilled to expand and meet the needs of our community,”
said Cathy Yablonski, Vice President and Administrator of Stafford Hospital.
Stafford Hospital imaging offers same-day CT scans for outpatients with
convenient early and late hours to accommodate all schedules. Call 540.741.2000
to schedule your procedure.
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system
that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 40 facilities
and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical
center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington
Healthcare is a nonprofit health system and has a long-standing commitment
to provide care regardless of ability to pay.
The Image Gently Alliance, which focuses on children, and the Image Wisely
campaign, which focuses on adult patients, have made significant inroads
into the education of radiologists, technologists, referring physicians
and the public, with a goal of decreasing unnecessary radiation exposure
optimization. That is, when studies are indicated, they should be performed with the
lowest radiation exposure that will allow diagnosis. In simple terms:
right patient, right exam, at the right time, done the right way.