NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, state-of-the-art portable CT
scanner that works right at a patient's bedside is now in operation at
Montefiore Medical Center. It is the first CT scanner of its kind in the
"This new technology allows doctors to capture the critical images they
need to monitor seriously ill patients without moving them from an
intensive or critical care unit," said Stephen Amis, MD, chairman of the
Department of Radiology at Montefiore. "Our patients can undergo CT scans
right after very delicate surgeries while they remain in bed under the care
of ICU nurses and other specialists," said Dr. Amis.
"For the first time, it will not be necessary to transport critically
ill patients to the radiology suite for critical CT scans which are a
mainstay of pre- and post-operative care for our neurosurgery patients,"
said Eugene Flamm, MD, chairman of Montefiore's Department of Neurosurgery.
"This new machine gives Montefiore new capabilities in levels of safety and
quality of care we deliver to our patients."
The new multi-slice CT Scanner weighs only about 800 pounds and
measures four feet in diameter and two feet deep. It is easily rolled to
the patient's ICU bedside.
Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical
Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ranks among the top one
percent of all US hospitals based on its investments in medical innovation
and cutting-edge technology.
Montefiore invests more in order to enable compassionate, personalized
care and the most positive outcomes for patients and their families in New
York, the tri-state area and beyond.
Montefiore's unique combination of 'state-of-the-art' technology with
'state-of-the-heart' medical and nursing care in a teaching and research
environment offer patients access to world-class medical experts, the
newest and most innovative treatments and the best medical center
This 1,062 bed medical center includes the Henry and Lucy Moses
Division, the Jack D. Weiler Hospital and The Children's Hospital at
Montefiore, a large home healthcare agency and a 21-site medical group
practice located throughout the Bronx and nearby Westchester.
Montefiore treats all major illnesses and has distinguished centers of
excellence in cardiology and cardiac surgery, cancer care, tissue and organ
transplantation, children's health, women's health, surgery and the
surgical subspecialties. Montefiore Medical Center focuses on providing
family- centered healthcare in a nurturing environment that extends well
beyond its hospital and ambulatory settings. Please visit
http://www.montefiore.org for more information.
SOURCE Montefiore Medical Center