Imaging Department Upgrade Project: Halfway Completed!

On July 10, HMC blessed the new Angiography Suite and its physicians and staff. The next day we cared for the first patient and put the new equipment to good use. By the end of the day, we cared for a total of eight patients. The blessing marked the completion of the first phase in the Imaging Department renovation project.


The angiography equipment is a top-of-the-line Siemens Artis Zee Biplane system that features excellent performance for imaging and position flexibility. This equipment is ideal for a variety of uses for cardiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery.


On July 20, ten days after blessing the angiography equipment and into the next phase of the project, we unloaded and unpacked our new Toshiba Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT scanner.


Thanks to state Trauma Program funds, our Imaging Department will be equipped with the best CT scanner on the market. In just 0.275 second and one revolution, we'll be able to scan the entire heart. The high quality images and scanning speed mean more accurate diagnosis for patients, especially for children or those who are in a great deal of pain.