Good Samaritan Hospital Acquires Advanced Low-Dose Radiation CT Machine

128-slice CT Machine Creates Fast, High-Resolution Images,Reducing Patient Anxiety While Awaiting Test Results

Suffern, N.Y. (March 16, 2011) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS), is now offering patients a 128-slice low-dose CT machine to aid physicians in diagnosis and monitoring capabilities.  The low-dose CT exposes patients to a much lower dose of radiation and produces significantly faster results than traditional CT machines

 “Our patients will now receive faster imaging results, as the 128-slice CT machine cuts the time significantly from the previous CT scanner,” according to Philip A. Patterson, CEO of BSCHS. “With this upgraded CT scanner, patients will be more relaxed during examinations and feel less anxious due to the significant reduction in the ‘wait and see’ period before results are known.”

 The 128-slice CT permits examinations to focus on the concerned area with superior detail and focus on several different planes of the body, greatly improving diagnostic techniques. Due to these improvements in radiology, patients receive all the necessary testing in a reduced radiation environment that considerably lowers risks.

In addition, the optimized image quality covers a full range of applications and specialties allowing doctors to utilize the 128-slice CT machine in a wide variety of crucial testing scenarios, including disease diagnosis and treatment strategy. The multi-slice CT also gauges the effectiveness of treatment, allowing for adjustments during treatment and leading to a more successful outcome.

About Bon Secours Charity Health SystemThe Bon Secours Charity Health System includes Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., a regional medical center, and two community hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, N.Y.  Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.  The Bon Secours Charity Health System draws its name from the two Catholic orders that jointly sponsor the system: The Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.  For more information, visit


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