September 18, 2014

CAMC diagnoses and treats more than 14,000 patients annually in its cardiac cath labs. CAMC Foundation funded a grant of $1,400,000 to provide a new cardiac cath lab at CAMC Memorial Hospital replacing labs that were installed in 2006. The Artis Z System is a biplane system that allows scans to be lateral as well as vertical. This makes the scans more accurate and allows for the possible early diagnosis of diseases. With a capability to work with a reduced amount of contrast, it can be used for patients with impaired kidney function reducing the risk of renal impairment while delivering the same quality of images that is needed for diagnosis. It has also reduced the wait time for patients to be scheduled for a procedure with renal issues.

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