MAHC installing new imaging equipment at Huntsville Hospital
Construction is underway at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital site to replace the Nuclear Medicine machine in the Sprott Foundation’s Diagnostic Imaging department.
The project is supported by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Focus on Imaging campaign and an incredible $2 million contribution by Eric and Vizma Sprott’s family foundation.
The MAHC says nuclear medicine is an essential component of any acute care facility as a specialized area of radiology used for both diagnosis and treatment. The existing machine that is end of life will be replaced with a new state-of-the-art machine which produces a type of nuclear medicine scan where the images or pictures from two different types of scans are combined together. The combined scan can provide more precise information about how different parts of the body are working and more clearly identify from where problems may be arising.
Nuclear medicine scans show the body’s function as opposed to providing just a static image like traditional radiology.
Up to 2,000 nuclear medicine procedures are completed every year in Huntsville, allowing patients to receive diagnostic services closer to home without the need for out-of-region travel.