Installation of medical imaging equipment worth $2.5million was completed today at Logan Hospital's newly-built Emergency Department, which is in the final stages of construction and due to open in October.
The new equipment, including a CT scanner, X-ray machines and Ultrasound scanner will double capacity of the hospital’s current Medical Imaging Services department.
Director of Emergency Medicine Dr Stuart Young said the equipment would be a critical piece of equipment for Logan Hospital's new Emergency Department and provide improved access to Medical Imagining Services for patients receiving emergency care.
"When the new facility opens, it will be the first time Logan Hospital has had dedicated Medical Imaging Services located within the Emergency Department," Dr Young said.
"This means we will have exclusive access to CT Scans, X-rays and Ultrasounds for emergency patients which will speed up our processes for diagnosis and see patients receiving the treatment they need sooner."
Director Medical Imaging Services Mark Horder said Medical Imaging Services at Logan Hospital would be enhanced with the new equipment located within the Emergency Department.
"We are employing eight new staff to help deliver the Medical Imaging Services within the new Emergency Department," Mr Horder said.
"The imaging equipment and systems are the most modern and up-to-date available and able to produce very fast and accurate results using lower levels of radiation dose."
Note: Computed Tomography (CT) scanning combines x-ray and digital computer technology to create detailed images of the body. The CT scan can make simultaneous images of every type of body structure, including bone, blood vessels and soft tissue.