Piedmont Newnan Hospital acquired a 64-slice SOMATOM Sensation computed tomography (CT) cardiac scanner.
The new 64-slice CT scanner is capable of performing the latest CT clinical applications, to include CT angiography of the heart and other vessels, calcium scoring and low-dose lung screening. It can detect strokes, head injuries, herniated discs, fractures and bone and soft tissue damage in trauma patients. This scanner is also used for diagnosing heart disease and early stage cancers, including lung and colorectal cancer.
The department was recently restructured to service patients more efficiently, and Dwayne Hansberry was named director of radiology services.