BEAVERCREEK & XENIA — Greene Memorial Hospital now has a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine gamma camera which features detectors and advanced scanning capabilities for precise lesion detection.
The addition of the GE Discovery 630 dual-head SPECT camera expands Greene Memorial Hospital’s already strong nuclear medicine capabilities and complements the advanced nuclear medicine technology at nearby Soin Medical Center.
The technology results in shorter exam times and reduces radiation doses by as much as 50 percent.
Soin Medical Center & Greene Memorial Hospital Director of Clinical Services Mark Floro said, “Our mission is to improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve and with our nuclear medicine programs at both Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center. It’s incredibly important for our community to know we have the right technology to provide the right services at the right time right here in Greene County.”
Of the approximately 165,000 people living in Greene County nearly 65 percent live in Xenia, Fairborn and Beavercreek alone. Floro added, “This makes it that much more important to have a full service line of nuclear medicine technologies to care for those nearby. Looking further at our community’s age demographic, our ‘baby boomers’ have an increased risk of cancer as we get older. These technologies in our backyard are very comforting.”
The new camera helps shorten exam times significantly due to fast and flexible robotic gantry motions and streamlined workflow software. For example, a SPECT bone protocol takes about 16 minutes imaging time, compared to 30 minutes with the hospital’s previous SPECT camera.
“Quicker diagnosis and comprehensive treatment locally makes all the difference when you’re talking about life saving technologies,” he added. “The expensive and physically exhaustive nature of having to travel far distances for similar or even inferior services is completely eliminated. Our nuclear medicine services are equal to or greater than those you could receive anywhere regionally. More so our culture, our people, our quality and safety makes all the difference and even more of a reason to stay home in Greene County to receive your health care services.”
“Greene County residents have put their trust in us to provide for them in their time of need,” said Floro. “We will always do our best to lift them up. Adding this equipment and these services is helping our facilities to improve and proving our accountability to our mission.”
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.