Elkhart General Hospital’s Radiology Department is a highly specialized department that strives to meet all patient and clinician needs in diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapies. Performing more than 120,000 diagnostic imaging procedures each year, we offer patients access to experienced technologists and radiologists as well as the most advanced imaging technology available.
In 2012 Siemens Healthcare announced Elkhart General Hospital as a Low-Dose Center of Excellence for computed tomography (CT). One of only four hospitals in the nation to receive this designation, Elkhart General collaborates with Siemens in the development of best-in-class clinical processes and protocols that reduce patient CT radiation dose, improve patient outcomes and strengthen clinical operations. Low-Dose Centers of Excellence represent leading health care facilities that are pioneering radiation dose reduction in CT. Patient care is the core commitment of Siemens’ CT Low-Dose Centers of Excellence program, and Siemens works with its leading customers in various clinical settings to create best industry practices to continue development of this important mission and achieve best-in-class outcomes.
Elkhart General Hospital Radiation Reduction Statistics
- Carotid arteries 73% reduction
- Pulmonary embolism 77% reduction
- Cervical spine 50% reduction
- Reduction in unnecessary repeat imaging 90% reduction