Columbus Regional Now Brings PET CT to the Community

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Jonathan Medford

Columbus Regional Healthcare (CRHS) has announced that it is now providing PET/CT services in to the citizens of Columbus County and the surrounding communities.  Through a partnership with Alliance Radiology, this new service will be provided on the campus of  CRHS.

“We are excited to be able to provide PET/CT services for our Columbus Regional patients,” said Carla Hollis, CEO of Columbus Regional.  “They will now have a PET/CT imaging option in our community,  close to home.”

To meet the technology needs of Columbus Regional, Alliance is providing a new GE Discovery ST, which features faster scan times and reduced radiation dose for patient comfort. The mobile PET/CT will be located at the hospital and managed by the Imaging Department at Columbus Regional.

A PET/CT scan is noninvasive and painless and only takes about 30 minutes.  Along with providing state-of-the-art imaging data, it notably increases patient comfort and convenience by reducing the number of scanning sessions a patient needs to undergo.  The PET/CT is yet another resource offered at CRHS that will assist doctors in making accurate diagnoses, develop targeted treatment plans and improve patient outcomes.

“We are committed to delivering the very best medical imaging technology in order to optimize care for all of our patients explained Hollis. “Our mission is to provide compassionate care, advance healing and inspire hope for our patients and their loved ones.  We believe the PET/CT is one more way in which we serve our patients and providers and fulfill our mission.  

For more information, please contact the CRHS Imaging Department at 910-641-8250.

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