64 Slice CT Scanner
Franklin Memorial Hospital currently has a state of the art GE 64 slice CT scanner, which was installed in 2006. The 64 slice scanner requires less scan time per exam. The previous scanner required approximately 30-40 minutes of scanning time, while the 64 slice takes only half of that time, sometimes less depending on the exam. It has given us the opportunity to offer new exams, enhance image quality, and offer more accurate diagnoses without using invasive procedures.
PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) is Franklin Memorial Hospital’s medical imaging digital archiving system. Electronic imaging and high-speed connectivity have eliminated the need to handle heavy, bulky films. Our Medical Imaging Department is fully digital, using modern technology such as Computed Radiography (CR) to obtain images that are stored in PACS.
Franklin Memorial Hospital uses the Prodigy Bone Densitometer for DEXA tests. Unlike some systems that test only the heel or wrist, the Prodigy takes bone density measurements of the entire lumbar spine and hip. This gives the most complete picture of your bone health.
With the purchase of a new 1.5 Tesla GE Excite last winter, Franklin Memorial Hospital has expanded MRI services. The new MRI equipment can scan almost any body part or organ. Within the next couple of years, we hope to broaden our services to include cardiac and breast care MRI as well.