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Lourdes offers new CT scanner

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The SOMATOM Definition Flash Scanner is being offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
The SOMATOM Definition Flash Scanner is being offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. - ()

Camden-based Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is offering the SOMATOM Definition Flash Scanner, a new type of CT scanner built by Siemens that can capture images of double current resolution in less than a second.

The new CT scanner eliminates the need for patients to hold their breath for 15 seconds in a traditional CT scan and uses less radiation than traditional CT scanners, said Dr. Joseph Broudy, chief of vascular and interventional radiology at Lourdes.

Quick, high-res images are important for patients undergoing heart valve replacement or with assessing blood flow and salvageable brain tissue after a stroke. Full brain images also help gauge tumors of the head and neck, as detailed images show tumor size and location for ideal treatment planning.

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