Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital
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May 7, 2003


Chester River Health System
Increases Patient Satisfaction
with Installation of High-Tech MR Scanner
State-of-the-Art Technology Part of Expanded Radiology
and Imaging Services at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital

Chestertown, MD—May 7, 2003— With the recent installation of the Magnetom Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner from Siemens Medical Solutions, Chester River Health System’s Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital
has further emphasized its dedication to quality patient care.

The new Magnetom Magnetic Resonance scanner at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital’s radiology department is an ultra high-speed MR machine that provides excellent image quality, short examinations, and increased departmental workflow.

“We strive to provide our community with a first-class healthcare facility and this new technology further supports that goal,” says Paul Milash, director of clinical services at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital. “The Magnetom’s speed and ease of use enables us to bring a variety of innovative applications and improved care to patients being treated at the hospital.”

“The new MR scanner automates all our imaging processes, making them faster and simpler for both the clinician and the patient to keep examination times to a minimum while maximizing patient comfort, “ Milash notes.

“We’re using the new MR scanner to perform a wide array of clinical applications, including neurology, angiography, spectroscopy, and orthopedic examinations. Because the scanner is equipped with a standard user interface it offers compatibility with all our other diagnostic tools, giving our clinicians a complete picture of a patient’s condition,” Milash says.

“The new Magnetom scanner represents a new level of support for our radiology department with a total focus on patient care,” adds Linda Hickman, PhD, RN, vice president of patient care services at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital.

The Magnetom scanner is one part of a suite of new, advanced technological services installed at the Chestertown healthcare facility in recent months.

In October 2002 a second nuclear camera was added to the hospital’s advanced arsenal of diagnostic tools. Nuclear imaging can often detect disease at the earliest stages, making early treatment possible and a positive outcome much more likely.

Because of the increased demand for high-tech nuclear medicine the hospital purchased and installed a second camera to ensure that patients receive the best, most timely care possible.

In December 2002, a new state-of-the-art diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory opened to help meet the needs of patients and physicians. The new laboratory occupies 1,000 square feet of space in the hospital’s expanded radiology/imaging department.

Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic test used to evaluate heart and coronary arteries and to diagnose coronary artery disease. Information provided by the test is used to determine whether a patient will require surgery or other procedures to open up blocked blood vessels if they are found to be present.

These new imaging and diagnostic services are at the forefront of Chester River Health System’s goal to provide the community with the best possible care and the most up-to-date technological services available.

For a free brochure detailing the complete range of advanced healthcare services offered by Chester River Health System, call 410-778-7668, ext. 4010.