BATHURST now has the most advanced CT scanning technology in the Mid Western Area Health Service region.
NSW Health Minister Craig Knowles yesterday commissioned the city’s new $1.5 million Computed Tomography scanner.
He paid tribute to the efforts of the community – including Bathurst Health Council, Health Watch, Mayor Ian Macintosh and Member for Bathurst Gerard Martin – in securing the machine.
The CT scanner is capable of reducing a patient’s anatomy down to 0.5mm slices – significantly more detailed than a normal X-ray image.
The system includes an X-ray producing device that spins around the patient as they lie on a table. This machine can collect a gigabyte of data – comprising up to 2000 images – which can be converted into high-resolution three-dimensional images in the Patient Archiving Communication System, developed in Wollongong by CDN.
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