Wesley’s new CT scanner uses lower levels of radiation

Wesley Medical Center is installing a new CT scanner – computed tomography scanner – that provides high-definition images with lower doses of radiation.

The Discovery CT750 HD from GE Healthcare costs a little more than $1 million and should be operational sometime in February, according to information from Wesley.

“As the region’s leader in pediatric services, we are very excited to be able to provide low-dose CT scans for children in our area,” Brad Bowren, director of imaging for Wesley, said in a statement. “But the new scanner also provides new advantages for a variety of adult patients as well.”

A traditional CT is still the most appropriate option for many patients, according to a news release from Wesley, which said it’s among the first facilities in the state to acquire the technology.