Florida Hospital First in State to Adopt BodyTom Elite, Samsung’s Updated CT Scanner
DANVERS, MA, June 7, 2018 – NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in medical imaging technology, announced today that Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fl., added the BodyTom® Elite, the newly upgraded, portable, 32-slice computed tomography scanner, to their brachytherapy suite.
The BodyTom Elite improves the patient experience, patient safety and workflow efficiency by eliminating the need to transfer patients. The scanner increases the volume the department can take on while decreasing operating room time by allowing patient repositioning to occur in the OR. Real-time imaging enhances accuracy when treating cancer patients undergoing brachytherapy treatment.
“Introducing a 32-slice CT scanner has improved our imaging quality and our post-scan reconstruction capabilities, which has helped us deliver our patients higher quality care,” said Dr. Matthew Biagioli, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Florida Hospital. “Looking forward, the addition of the BodyTom Elite will allow us to accommodate a higher volume of patients in our brachytherapy suite.”
The BodyTom Elite incorporates a fresh new visual design, upgraded software including improved noise- and metal-artifact reduction, along with multiple hardware enhancements. The system remains a self- shielded, multi-departmental imaging solution capable of transforming any room in the hospital to an advanced imaging suite.
In brachytherapy suites, radiation oncologists treat forms of prostate, lung, breast, colorectal and gynecologic cancers by temporarily inserting radioactive sources inside tumors or surrounding areas. This process enables precise delivery of high doses in a short time. Adopting a BodyTom Elite at the head of any brachytherapy suite allows the position of an after-loading device to be verified all in one room while the patient remains unmoved. By removing the need to transfer the patient to an additional diagnostic CT suite, overall patient satisfaction and safety will be significantly improved.
“We are thrilled that Florida Hospital has added the BodyTom Elite to their campus to further their commitment to unsurpassed health and wellness services. Today, health systems are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality care, and the BodyTom Elite is a perfect example of the latest technology that’s available to help meet the high expectations of patients, providers and administrators,” said Philip Sullivan, President and CEO of NeuroLogica. “With the addition of the scanner to its radiography suite, Florida Hospital is setting a new standard for its patients. We are confident that more cancer centers will follow suit so that their patients can also benefit from efficient and safe in-suite imaging.”
NeuroLogica, the healthcare subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., develops, manufactures, and markets innovative imaging technologies and is committed to delivering fast, easy and accurate diagnostic solutions to healthcare providers. NeuroLogica, the global corporate headquarters and manufacturer of Samsung computed tomography, is also the US headquarters for sales, marketing and distribution of all Samsung digital radiography and ultrasound systems. NeuroLogica’s growing portfolio of advanced medical technologies are used worldwide in leading healthcare institutions helping providers enhance patient care, improve patient satisfaction, and increase workflow efficiency. For more information, please visit www.NeuroLogica.com.
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