New CT Technology Enhances Diagnostics

One of the most important goals for any hospital is to provide the best technology for diagnostic purposes. This allows our physicians to diagnose and treat our patients in a timely and appropriate manner. Our new 64-slice Cat Scan is a step forward in diagnostic capability.

Russellville Hospital has incorporated one of the most advanced diagnostic tools for helping physicians reach confident diagnoses to provide the best patient care. The new Lightspeed VCT 64-slice CT delivers high quality images of the human body with lowered radiation dose.

The addition of the 64-slice CT complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that Russellville Hospital can provide to our community. It provides vastly improved image quality and imaging speed, and enhances overall diagnostic confidence in all types of studies.

CT exams are used when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detectable from a conventional physical examination. A CT scan non-invasively assists the physician in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas. For instance, 10 years ago, there were no definitive tests to diagnose appendicitis, but with advanced CT imagery, the appendics can often be visualized and diagnosed eliminating unnecessary surgery.

With this new technology stunning images of the heart can be taken while reducing your radiation dosage by 83%. New advanced neuro CT imaging gives your physician twice as much brain coverage in a single scan - with up to 24% dose reduction. The new CT capabilities at Russellville Hospital are just another example of the hospital's commitment to the people of Franklin and Winston counties to provide quality healthcare.