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CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Installs Region’s Most Advanced CT Machine June 6, 2019

Texarkana, Texas – CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System recently enhanced the health care imaging experience for patients by being the first and only health care facility in the region to install and offer the Canon Medical Systems' Aquilion ONE/GENESIS Edition Computed Tomography (CT) machine.

“We installed the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition as another investment for our community and to provide area residents with the latest CT technology available, allowing for quicker and more accurate diagnoses,” said Lisa Patterson, BS, CNMT, RT(N), Director of Imaging Services at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. “The new CT system saves valuable time through faster exams while also significantly reducing radiation doses for patient safety.”

“With this machine, CHRISTUS St. Michael has expanded its capabilities,” said Joseph Robbins, M.D., FACR, Radiology Consultants. “This generation of equipment can perform whole brain perfusion imaging to evaluate stroke, image the entire heart circulation in one heartbeat, and dual energy body imaging that can even determine chemical composition for kidney stones so that they can be better treated.”

Ideal for numerous life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke, the system offers clinicians incredibly clear images while dramatically reducing radiation exposure to the patient. With its advanced 3D technology, images are almost immediately available for physician review.

“This is really the ‘Cadillac of CT Machines,” said Tony Windham, B.S.R.T., RT (R)(CT)at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. “The Aquilion ONE scans thin and quickly, in high volume and high resolution. It results in a larger image, excellent image quality in a shorter time and decreased radiation dosage for the patient.”

“CHRISTUS St. Michael is proud to be the only facility in all of Northeast Texas with this system,” said Jason Rounds, President at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. “It’s exciting that we are able to provide our community such technology through our investments and to be able to offer our patients some of the most recent developments in CT imaging.”