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SGMC leads the way in technology

July 1, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia hospital is leading the way in radiology technology.

South Georgia Medical Center recently installed a state of the art G.E. Lightspeed Ultra CT scanner. The machine scans eight slices per rotation, and is one of the fastest CT scanners on the market.

It produces clear and accurate images in almost half the time of other scanners. "This will cut down on the time patients have to spend in x-ray, and will be especially beneficial in trauma situations," said Dr. Bill Querin, Chief of Radiology. "We can move them to the operating or emergency room faster, where they can receive the treatment they need."

South Georgia Medical Center is the only hospital in South Georgia with an eight-slice CT scanner.

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