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It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

New Imaging Equipment Reduces Patients Wait Times at Carson Valley Health

Here at Carson Valley Health, we know that it’s what is on the inside that counts most. That’s why we’ve been busy replacing our older imaging equipment with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment including two operating room “C-Arm” machines, one portable X-ray, one CT machine, as well as ultrasound and mammography systems.

Our new equipment will do more than provide a clear picture of your body for your health team though. It will also help cut down on wait times by letting us see more patients per day because more advanced equipment takes less time to perform each procedure.

Portable imaging equipment has also been updated, allowing first-responders to bring potentially life-saving equipment to the patient instead of needing to bring the patient to us. In addition to our recent imaging equipment updates, CVH is finalizing the purchase of more major pieces of equipment including new MRI, Spect/CT and X-ray.

Carson Valley Health’s Imaging Department is at the center of our expansion plans and will border the emergency and operating rooms as well as the patient floor for faster access. When the new building opens in July 2024, all imaging equipment will be no older than five years old.

“This is huge not only for CVH, but for our community as a whole,” said Medical Imaging Manager, Patty Smith. “We want to make sure our patients can stay in Carson Valley for their care and are committed to that end.”

Since January of 2023, we've updated another ultrasound system, two echocardiogram systems, as well as an interventional radiology room with a live X-ray that allows technicians to see a person’s swallowing functions live.