March 2020 Machias – Down East Community Hospital’s physicians are now able to provide quality diagnostic services at lower radiation doses thanks to the recent arrival of a new CT system. The system, called Revolution* EVO, was installed and ready for use on February 19, 2020 and patients are already benefiting from the advance technology and our ability to use this new system to lower average radiation exposures during CT scans.

“Last year we purchased a new MRI and now we have been able to upgrade our CT System. We are more than just a little excited to be able to bring these upgraded systems to the people of Washington County.”

Today, more than 70 million computed tomography (CT) scans are done per year in the U.S. with tremendous clinical value in helping physicians to provide a fast and definitive diagnosis across a wide range of applications.  CT is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones using x-rays to generate very high-resolution images of the body.  It does this by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.

With higher resolution than previous technologies, patients not only will get a more diagnostically accurate scan but will also have a better experience during the procedure.  Revolution EVO comes equipped with ASiR*, GE’s proprietary next generation low dose technology, which allows us to provide high quality CT scans at low radiation dose.  Furthermore, clinicians can help reduce patient anxiety with Revolution EVO as the scanner’s unique design allows the operator to spend more time with the patient and less time in front of a computer in an operator’s room, noise is reduced making the experience more comfortable, and faster rotation speeds allow for shorter exam times.

Revolution EVO delivers high definition imaging across the entire body, helping physicians make a confident diagnosis across variety of applications such as, cardiac exams, brain imaging, Low dose, whole organ diagnosis and follow-up for oncology patients, detailed bone imaging, and low dose scans for pediatric patients.

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