January 31, 2014

Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope adds State-of-the-art Diagnostic Equipment

Hope, Arkansas: Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope recently installed a 16 slice CT (Computed Tomography) scanner, the latest diagnostic imaging technology from Philips Medical Systems. The new CT produces crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds. This state-ofthe-art CT demonstrates how technology innovations are improving both the speed and accuracy of imaging results – enabling physicians to detect and treat diseases at an early stage.

Also new to the Diagnostic Imaging Department is Hope’s first digital mammography machine. Mammography remains the gold standard for screening for early stage breast cancer. Many breast centers still use analog mammograms, meaning the images are printed on film. However, Wadley at Hope is proud to offer the women of the region digital mammography. Digital mammography allows for the capture and manipulation of the images so abnormalities can be seen more easily.

“Investing in state-of-the-art diagnostic technology is important to the communities we serve,” said Tom Gilbert, President and CEO of Wadley Regional Medical center at Hope. “Offering our patients access to advanced diagnostic imaging equipment supports Wadley at Hope’s commitment to quality patient care.” The new CT system and digital mammography offers an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety with the benefit being increased capabilities for early detection. “We’ve always put a premium on giving our physicians the best diagnostic tools available and know the real winners continue to be our patients,” says Gilbert.

Please join the Administration and Staff of Wadley at Hope at an Open House and Chamber Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 6th at 2 pm. There will be light refreshments and door prizes as well as tours by the radiology staff.