Outpatient Care, Kelsey Hospital

Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital Upgrades CT Scan Capabilities

Equipment provides more scans, higher speeds.

Douglas Bitler, Radiology and Lab Manager at Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital stands with the GE Light Speed CT Scanner recently installed at the Lakeview Hospital.

July 30, 2019

Patients visiting Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital will now have more advanced imaging services through a newly installed CT scanner.

“To have this type of equipment in a rural health setting is a real benefit,” said Douglas Bitler, the hospital’s radiology and lab manager.

The GE Light Speed 64 Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner went online Saturday and provides four times the number of concurrent scans than the hospital’s previous model, along with faster speed.

“I am excited we have upgraded equipment for our emergency department patients and our community needs,” said Lorraine Yeager, Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital Nurse Manager.

Bitler said the enhanced technology will be used primarily to serve patients coming to the emergency department and for outpatient procedures.

Common uses for CT scans or “CAT” scans include examining the head for brain bleeds or memory loss, the abdomen or pelvis to check for a mass and appendicitis and to check for pulmonary embolisms in the lungs.

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John Norton
Communications Specialist
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