Advanced imaging machines take the most accurate pictures, allowing doctors to more accurately discern the extent and location of a disease, tumor size, as well as any other coexisting diseases.
They conduct cutting-edge procedures like interventional radiology (a minimally invasive, image guided treatment) and nuclear medicine (using small amounts or radioactive medicine to diagnose and treat disease). Both interventional radiology and nuclear medicine are available at CPH.
They protect patients from exposure to extra radiation. Imaging does involve some exposure to radiation, and advances in radiation technology have made the amount lower and the procedure safer. CPH’s medical physicists ensure that patients are exposed to the minimum amount of radiation required to generate high-quality images, no more.
It makes the experience easier for patients. Older imaging machines can be super uncomfortable if you’re claustrophobic or have a larger body. Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s advanced imaging machines are designed to comfortably accommodate all patients.