May 4, 2010 - Harris, N.Y. - Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is proud to announce the installation of a new Computed Tomography (CT) system at its main campus in Harris, NY. The LightSpeed® VCT 64 configured system from GE Healthcare gives Sullivan County patients access to one of the most technologically advanced diagnostic tools available. The state-of-the-art 64-slice CT system delivers high quality images of the brain, heart, muscular-skeletal system, spine and vascular system. Additionally, the new system provides high resolution 3-D angiography, enabling radiologists to image various organs and vascular problems using only an IV injection, avoiding more invasive procedures. This advanced CT technology incorporates improved resolution and lowers the radiation dose by 30 to 40 percent compared to conventional CT systems. "The addition of our new 64-slice CT system complements and extends the wide-range of quality diagnostic services that CRMC offers Sullivan County and its surrounding communities," said Steven Ruwoldt, CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center. "It provides us with vastly improved image quality and imaging speed, and enhances our overall diagnostic confidence. Low radiation exposure is very important to patients, and our new system offers the lowest dose administered in the Catskill and lower Hudson Valley regions." CT exams are used when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detected from a conventional physical examination. The new CT system non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas. For more information about imaging services at CRMC, visit www.crmcny.org or call 845-794-3300 ext. 2225 or 2256. From left to right: George Osmun, Administrative Director of Radiology and Steven Ruwoldt, CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center stand next to the new 64-Slice CT System at the hospital's main Harris campus.