PMH HealthBeat

New equipment in
radiology lab

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has recently installed the SOMATOM Scope computed tomography (CT) scanner from Siemens Healthcare. The SOMATOM Scope offers the ability to extend the range of available examinations to our patients at a reduced radiation dose. The SOMATOM Scope includes eCockpit technology that reduces energy consumption and extends the scanner’s operational lifetime by minimizing wear and tear on its most vital components.
“In our continued efforts to deliver the highest quality imaging services, adding this new SOMATOM Scope CT scanner enables us to conduct safer, low-dose imaging,” said PMH Radiology Supervisor Cheryl Cain, R. T. (R)(M).
The SOMATOM Scope leverages Siemens’ breakthrough IRIS (Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space) technology, which accelerates image reconstruction while reducing noise and artifacts. And the system’s Adaptive Signal Boost technology amplifies low signals when high attenuation is present.
The SOMATOM Scope also includes Siemens FAST (Fully Assisting Scanner Technology) and CARE (Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure) applications to help reduce radiation exposure and standardize the CT imaging process – freeing up more time for our technologists to interact with patients. Siemens’ FAST technologies help simplify and automate time-consuming procedures, thus supporting our clinical team at every stage of the CT examination helping them spend more time with the patients.
“This is just another way PMH tries to keep on the forefront of ever-changing technology in the field of radiology while continuing to providing excellent care for our patients,” Cain said. The new SOMATOM Scope CT was installed in April.
Anyone with a doctor’s order may receive radiology services at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Please contact us at 304-799-7400 for more information or visit our website at

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