Maureen Curran Kleinman
Marketing and Communications
Ridgewood, NJ - September 3, 2008 - Critically ill patients at The Valley Hospital can now receive CT scans right at the bedside, using a state-of-the-art portable scanner. The mobile CT scanner is the first of its kind in the state. The portable CT scanner eliminates the time and effort, and minimizes the risk of having to transport critically ill patients from their hospital beds to the radiology department.
The mobile CT scanner, the CereTom, is capable of generating high-quality images of the head and neck on par with conventional scanners. But the CereTom is light enough to be placed on wheels and pushed to intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms, or anywhere else it is needed in a hospital. It also uses wireless technology and can be operated by battery power.
Valley will initially use the portable scanner in its four intensive care units and plans to expand its use to the hospital's operating rooms.
"The ability to perform portable head and neck CT scans of high quality in our intensive care units will dramatically improve both the efficiency and the safety of the care we provide to our critically ill patients," said Brad Haspel, Director of Diagnostic Imaging. "The scanner is optimal for the intensive care unit because it allows doctors to capture the images they need to monitor patients while they remain in bed, significantly increasing the quality of care we can provide our patients."
"NeuroLogica is proud to be a part of Valley Hospital's achievement," says Dr. Eric M. Bailey, CEO and Co-Founder of NeuroLogica, "Valley Hospital has a very special place in my heart in that my wife, a New Jersey native, has friends and family in the Valley system. I am excited to have our technology available to them and others in the misfortunate event of a neurological emergency. I salute Valley for their progressive nature and I am honored that they have chosen the CereTom to be a part of their healthcare system."
Valley's acquisition of the CereTom Ct scanner was the result of a generous gift from local philanthropist David F. Bolger.