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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Introduces 256 Slice GE Revolution CT Scanner

03/20/2017

First and Only Hospital in New Jersey

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBH flagship Medical Center, is the first and only hospital in New Jersey to offer the 256 Slice General Electric(GE) Revolution CT Scanner. As a comprehensive stroke center, this advanced technology is located in SBMC’s Emergency Department supporting the rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients experiencing symptoms of stroke. “ I am extremely excited to have this superior technology located within the SBMC Emergency Department. The 256 Slice CT Scanner provides faster and more efficient scanning while delivering the lowest possible dose of radiation,” states Christopher F. Freer, DO, FACEP, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine. It can scan an entire organ in less than 1 second reducing the time an individual has to hold their breath,” he continued. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a national showcase location for this technology.

“We are proud to be the first Medical Center in the state of New Jersey to offer this advanced and revolutionary CT scanner,” says Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “The addition of this superior technology emphasizes our commitment to ensuring our physicians and patients have access to the most innovative technologies that facilitate the safest quality care for our patients and their families. I’d like to thank Ms. Helene Kosloski, a generous SBMC donor, for her commitment and support of this important technology."

Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Revolution 256 Slice CT is truly advanced in so many ways.

  • It is extremely fast and efficient scanning whole body images within seconds greatly reducing the time of the scan and imaging the entire heart in one heartbeat.
  • Radiation exposure is the lowest possible while acquiring superior images that provide accurate diagnoses.
  • The innovative design and engineering make it significantly quieter than any other CT.
  • It can comfortably accommodate individuals up to 675 pounds.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center remains committed to providing our community with access to the most advanced imaging capabilities in order to provide the safest and highest quality care for our patients and their families. To learn more about Saint Barnabas Medical Center, visit www.rwjbh.org/sbmc.

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