07Aug

Top-Tier Care: Jennie Ed Adds New State-of-the-Art PET/CT System

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs recently added a cutting-edge tool that hospital officials say will benefit patients during their fight against cancer.

In late July, the hospital’s imaging provider, Wisconsin-based Shared Medical Services, exchanged an analog PET/CT machine with a new digital positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) system. The state-of-the-art diagnostic tool, available for use July 27, didn’t cost the facility additional money out of pocket, as it’s classified as an upgrade under the agreement with the medical supplier.

The upgrade will serve as a major benefit to those being treated, Imaging Manager Sheri Holub said.

“Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital is committed to providing patients with the best possible chance at survivorship,” she said. “This tool complements our outstanding health care and cancer treatment programs, and it will help patients achieve the best possible outcome in an environment they are comfortable in.”

The Daily Nonpareil: Top-tier care: Jennie Ed adds new state-of-the-art PET/CT system