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Reduced Radiation Exposure with New CT Scanner


The new technology recently installed at Feather River Hospital helps physicians accurately diagnose disease faster. The Optima CT660/128-slice with ASiR technology is the first of its kind in Butte County. ASiR can reduce radiation, while enabling us to provide you with the same diagnostic confidence you’ve come to expect from Feather River Hospital, due to the speed of the equipment.

This new CT scanner helps minimize radiation exposure while delivering diagnostic image quality in a quicker time. The new technology delivers competent, personalized care in an efficient and effective manner while meeting the needs of patients young and old, large and small, across a wide spectrum of procedures.

Dedicated primarily for Emergency Room patients, this new scanner will decrease the wait times for Emergency Room patients needing CT services, as well as allow for continued scheduling of outpatient procedures.

“We are thrilled to offer this advanced technology at Feather River Hospital.” says Medical Imaging Director, Sue Davin-Hancock. “The new 128-slice CT scanner will provide advanced diagnostic results while at the same time improving the patient experience by decreasing wait times.”

Call (530)-876-7908 to learn how the new 128-slice CT scanner can help make a difference in your care.

*1 In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task