Swain Community Hospital serving community with new CT scanner; provides state-of-the-art imaging technology

August 10, 2017

Photo of staff L to R: Darlene Brooks, Alex Bialek, Cindy Gass

BRYSON CITY, N.C. – The radiology department of Swain Community Hospital launched the use of its new computed tomography (CT) scanner last month. A CT scanner provides detailed images of areas inside the body. The new machine at Swain Community Hospital replaces an original model and represents the latest in imaging technology. Scans are available 24 hours per day by physician order.

“It is somewhat unique to have cutting-edge technology like the new CT scanner at a rural hospital like ours in Bryson City,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital. “Aside from the value of its technical capabilities, the installation of the new CT scanner symbolizes our commitment to serving the people of Swain and Graham counties and the surrounding region.”

Other imaging modalities at Swain Community Hospital include a state-of-the-art x-ray system installed in 2016, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, and bone densitometry.

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