Pacific Cancer Institute has a new scanner that is said to be unlike any in Hawaii. The new scanner will be more efficient in its ability to image cancer throughout the body. Patients in Maui County will now have access to the newest technology without having to travel off island.
The new scanner is also 4D capable. The scanner will be able to capture images in length, width, height, and time. This will help patients minimize radiation to surrounding areas and reduce side effects. The new scanner is also a 16-slice scanner as opposed to the old 4-slice scanner. Imaging will be much quicker only taking 10-12 seconds!
The old scanner used by the Pacific Cancer Institute is currently being recycled for parts. Pacific Cancer Institute vows to invest in new technology in the future to better serve the needs of the community.