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GE Healthcare Revolution Apex CT Scanner provides significant benefits to patients and emergency teams

Edited by: JV Staff

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened a second computed tomography (CT) scanner in its emergency department in February. Touted by manufacturer GE Healthcare as an “ultra-premium CT system setting a new benchmark in image quality,” the Revolution Apex scanner is an investment in excess of $2 million by the academic medical center to enhance patient care.

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened a second computed tomography (CT) scanner in its emergency department in February. Touted by manufacturer GE Healthcare as an “ultra-premium CT system setting a new benchmark in image quality,” the Revolution Apex scanner is an investment in excess of $2 million by the academic medical center to enhance patient care.

“We’re very happy to be able to provide this leading-edge technology to our patients,” said Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, chief hospital executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “Our medical center has seen a substantial growth of patients needing CT scans in recent years. Adding this scanner helps us better address that volume with a truly innovative diagnostic tool, providing significant benefits to both our patients and emergency teams.”

CT scans combine a series of X-ray images taken from multiple directions and uses computer processing to visualize parts of the body. These detailed images are used in a variety of ways and are particularly helpful for patients who need rapid diagnostic imaging. “Considering the patients who arrive at Jersey Shore’s Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers, Comprehensive Stroke Center and emergency department, having advanced imaging technology, such as the Revolution Apex, is invaluable for Jersey Shore’s physicians and nurses as they provide the high-level of care needed to treat life-threatening injuries and serious health incidents,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, Southern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health.

The Revolution Apex’s robust X-ray tube and scanning speed allows for a greatly reduced dosage of radiation and procedure time, improving the care experience. The scanner’s larger size and flexibility also provides more comfort and less confinement for patients. The system’s state-of-the-art imaging tube and advanced software platform produces high-quality images enhancing clinicians’ ability to accurately detect internal injuries or bleeding, diagnose disorders, and identify and monitor diseases, conditions and the effectiveness of treatments.

For information about services, visit https://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/. To make an appointment with a Jersey Shore physician, call the free physician referral service at 800-560-9990.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Located in Neptune, New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With more than 1,200 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s team provides quality care in a patient-centered, environmentally-friendly setting.

The team’s commitment to excellence has earned Jersey Shore University Medical Center numerous accolades, including being named the #5 top hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-2020. The medical center’s clinical research program and longstanding commitment to medical education is evident through an affiliation with Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and a new affiliation with St. George’s University School of Medicine. Jersey Shore University Medical Center serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s programs and services have received numerous national recognitions, including designation as high-performing in cardiac, stroke, surgical and oncology services.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower – a $265 million 10-story medical office building provides a new outpatient healing experience. Guided by a patient-centered approach towards care, and informed by the latest medical breakthroughs, HOPE Tower includes advanced imaging services, a clinical academic center, innovative simulation laboratory, state-of-the-art amphitheater, specialty physician offices, a nine-level parking garage, and a 58,000 square foot cancer facility. The new cancer facility features a range of comprehensive treatment options, including surgical specialties, medical oncology, and the most advanced radiation therapy and minimally invasive interventional therapies. Nurse navigators guide patients through every step and provide an extra layer of support and coordination.

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