ROCKHAMPTON hospital has gone nuclear with the installation of a brand new gamma camera.
The GE Discovery 670 Gammar Camera was provided by CQ Radiology, and also doubles as a secondary CT machine for the facility.
CQ Radiology Managing Director Dr Siavash Es’haghi said the new camera delivered diagnostic confidence with precise detection and localisation of diseases.
“With this valuable piece of equipment we can safely accommodate all patients, including the very ill and frail, which is vital in a hospital environment,” he said.
The machine utilises small amounts of injectable or ingestible radioactive material to collect in parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs or digestive system; where the gamma camera is then used to produce an image of the substance in the organ or disease area.
Dr Es’haghi said the equipment would allow for a more holistic treatment approach for patients.