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Emergency Department CT Scanner

Caesar Ursic cmursic at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 17:21:46 BST 2012

With the advent of tele-radiologists for hire, it's a rare hospital that
does not have (diagnostic) radiologist support 24 hours a day.

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 8:21 PM, <Krin135 at aol.com> wrote:

> I've worked in EDs where there was a CT scanner in or adjacent to the
> department. Works much better than having to transport patients any
> distance,
> but make sure that they have the access end of the scanner positioned for
> *easy*  access (one unit was initially designed to have the operator booth
> close to the  door, and the table of the scanner *away* from the door!).
> Make sure that your radiologist support is 24 hour as well!
> ck
> In a message dated 04/13/12 06:57:11 Central Daylight Time, pbjorn at emh.org
> writes:
> I think  this may have been discussed recently, but I've been on & off the
> list for  a few months, so sorry for any redundancy:
> Our ED is looking at some  renovations, the most conspicuous of which is
> the acquisition of its own CT  scanner adjacent to the trauma room.  Of
> course, trauma applications are  getting all the attention; but such a
> machine
> would get plenty of use for  strokes and acute abdomens and so forth.
>  It's a
> busy ED.
> The List  has always been good about finding pros and cons for everything,
> and I'd  appreciate all comments.  Who has brought scanners into their
> ED's,
> and  what has been the practical upshot -- besides quicker (and perhaps
> more)  scans?
> Pret Bjorn, RN
> EMMC Trauma Program
> Bangor, Maine  USA
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