Harris Radiation Therapy Center invests in new CT scanner

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- The Harris Radiation Therapy Center is investing in improved technology to better serve their patients. With the purchase of the SOMATOM Definition AS, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, clinical outcomes for radiation patients will be maximized.

Superior image quality is necessary when treating patients with radiation. With the use of the SOMATOM Definition AS, a CT system that is specific to support radiation oncology, the images are high-definition and show the smallest of details. It has high-speed acquisition, which detects motion and prevents flawed imaging from the patient’s breathing or movement. The SOMATOM Definition AS also has a wider bore for better imaging and performs low-dose lung CT screenings, which will fulfill a need in the community. Virtually fitted for any radiation therapy patient, the SOMATOM Definition AS is an immense advancement in cancer care technology.

“At Gordon Hospital, we constantly evaluate the quality of our care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction,” said Lanell Jacobs, director of oncology. “Advancing our technology is just one of the ways we can continuously improve our standards.”

The Harris Radiation Center will also celebrate its fifth anniversary this November.

For more information, please contact the Harris Radiation Therapy Center at 706.879.5850.

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.