Wednesday, September 2, 2009
DALLAS -- West Valley Hospital has invested more than $250,000 to acquire new digital mammography and digital X-ray equipment to enhance its suite of digital imaging services.
Physicians and patients will receive images superior to film and be able to have critical imaging services done in Dallas.
"Our digital mammography and X-ray capabilities are on par with Salem and other larger metro areas," said Shawn Grady, West Valley Hospital imaging supervisor. "We have all current generation equipment so that people in the area have high quality, convenient options for their imaging needs."
Patients will now get high resolution pictures and physicians will be able to view these pictures on the computer rather than wait for films. The equipment will enable radiologists and physicians to view images from a variety of perspectives facilitating accuracy in measurements, assessments and diagnoses.
West Valley Hospital's all-digital services include a CT scanner, an X-ray platform, a mammography system, a bone density scanner, and ultrasound machine.
"Our digital mammography equipment will also complement biopsy procedures," said Grady. "Radiologists view images while the computer helps find additional suspicious tissue areas. It helps increase our sensitivity to potential problem spots."