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Aurora Lakeland Medical Center adds new imaging technology that improves patient comfortWednesday, January 13, 2010
Elkhorn, Wis. — Aurora Lakeland Medical Center recently added a new imaging system that delivers highly detailed images during diagnostic and treatment procedures.
According to Sue Harris, regional director, clinical and support services, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, this advanced technology provides shorter exams and greater comfort for patients.
“Some patients can present special challenges when undergoing testing,” said Harris. “Now, even those who are the most difficult to examine with conventional imaging approaches can be easily imaged and diagnosed.”
She said one benefit of the new system is dual breast scanning which reduces the time it takes to perform a breast scan. The system also tolerates patient motion during brain scans, reducing the need for retakes.
The new imaging system, known as the GE Signa HDxt 1.5T MR, complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that Aurora Lakeland Medical Center offers Walworth County residents.
“From a clinical perspective, it’s all about improving patient outcomes,’’ she said. “This technology is a tremendous asset in helping our physicians provide a more accurate diagnosis in a shorter timeframe, and as we all know, early detection is the key to a better outcome for patients.’’
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
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