Marking another milestone in HHC’s continued efforts to raise the bar in providing the highest level of medical technology for our patients, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on February 28, 2007, to celebrate the completion Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center’s new 64-slice Computerized Tomography (CT) Suite. This is the 4th 64-slice scanner to become operational at an HHC facility within the last 12 months, and three more units are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007. Woodhull’s 1,750sf suite features a 64-slice CT scanner manufactured by Toshiba.
Computerized tomography is a diagnostic procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to obtain cross-sections of the body. The CT scanner displays these pictures as detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues.
The CT Suite is located on the main floor of the hospital’s Radiology Department, which is adjacent to the Emergency Department. The suite has a waiting room, a reception area, a handicapped-accessible bathroom, clean and soiled holding areas, and associated control and equipment rooms.
The suite was constructed, equipped and outfitted at a total cost of $1.9 million. The new suite was designed by Woodhull’s Capital Construction Office in conjunction with Toshiba Medical Systems.