Caldwell Medical Center CT scanner

Caldwell Medical Center last week added a new Canon Aquilion Prime CT machine that will allow the facility to increase its scope of care and provide even more options for local patients to stay closer to home for testing.

Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton is continuing its mission of offering state-of-the-art health care at home.

“This marks another turn in that journey to better patient service and satisfaction with the installation of our new Canon Aquilion Prime CT machine,” hospital spokesman Joe Duncan said.

“This new equipment marks several improvements and upgrades including an increase from 64 slice to 160 slice ability, faster scan times, clearer images and cardiac capabilities.”

These new features will allow the facility to increase its scope of care and provide even more options for local patients to stay closer to home for testing. The hospital will also be offering new services not previously available such as cardiac scans that look for blockages and provide a less invasive option to assess your heart health.

“We are committed to giving our community the quality of care that they need, want and deserve. Investment in equipment with state of the art technologies provides new service capabilities that offer so many benefits to our local residents that it is hard to justify not purchasing this sort of equipment,” Caldwell Medical Center CEO Dan Odegaard said.

“I want our friends, families and neighbors to receive high-quality services from people they know, in the comfort of their own community, and with the peace of mind that they are getting care worthy of their time and effort.”

While the new equipment is being installed, the hospital has brought in a mobile CT unit to prevent a gap in services to any patients needing CT scans. The mobile unit has equivalent capabilities of the existing CT machine at Caldwell Medical Center and will be onsite until the new machinery is installed and operational.

Caldwell Medical Center is a nonprofit health care provider specializing in inpatient and outpatient care in the Caldwell and Lyon County areas.