In November 2007, Coney Island Hospital opened a new 64-slice computer tomography (CT) scanner suite. This is one of eight 64-slice CT scanners approved to date throughout the Corporation by the Board of Directors. The scanner installed in the new 1,100sf suite is the “Somatom Sensation,” manufactured by Siemens.
The new suite is located in the Radiology Department on the 5th floor of the Main Hospital and will provide state-of-the-art imaging services for improved diagnoses and treatment to patients in the Southern Brooklyn Network community. Partially funded with an allocation from the City Council, the new $1.3 million suite was designed by Coney’s Capital Design and Construction Office in conjunction with Siemens.
CT is a diagnostic procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to obtain cross-sectional pictures of the body. The CT computer displays these pictures as detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissue. The facility’s former CT scanner was limited to four-slice images. The new unit will provide 64-slice sub-millimeter imaging per rotation at a gantry rotation time of 0.37 seconds. The system will also provide improved sensitivity and specificity of diagnosis, greater image resolution, wider study views, and quicker exam times.