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Littauer has new CT scan technology

A glimpse of Littauer's new 128-slice CT equipment, the "GE Revolution EVO Gen 3." (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home purchased a new Computed Tomography (CT) machine.

The hospital started clinical trials with patients April 6.

Since then, the 128-slice General Electric (GE) Revolution EVO CT machine has been delivering higher resolution images, lower doses of radiation, faster scan times, and more efficient technology. The new machine also has metal artifact reduction.

A CT scan is a diagnostic tool taking images of the body. Using computer-processed X-rays taken from different angles, including cross-sectional images, The GE Revolution EVO Gen 3 is useful in diagnosing illnesses and injuries.

Littauer’s Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Dwayne Eberle explains the difference between the new Revolution EVO and prior machinery used at Littauer, “The machine is incredible. With this new technology, we’re able to produce higher quality images, with lower radiation, all with more efficiency. This is a machine you don’t find in your typical, local hospital — and we’re offering it to our patients here at Littauer.”

The new machine offers cutting-edge images, in a matter of three to five minutes. A patient who has an exam using the new machine can expect to spend less time “on the table.”

“Securing the newest technologies for our community has always been a hallmark of our care,” says Littauer’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Cheryl McGrattan. “It is our mission to embrace new diagnostic imaging equipment, so that we may provide better healthcare for our patients.”

More information about the GE Revolution EVO Gen 3 can be found on GE’s website here: https://www.gehealthcare.com/products/computed-tomography/revolution-evo-gen-3

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