Hospital introduces Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT Imaging System

 Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) has added the Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT imaging system to its list of diagnostic offerings. This newest enhancement to compute tomography (CT), includes the latest in low dose radiation technology with a system designed to reassure patients. In addition, the Scenaria provides a robust range of clinical applications to better meet the needs of both provider and patient according to WCH Medical Imaging Manager and Chief of Ambulatory Services Peter Stachowicz.

The many features of the SCENARIA are designed to greatly improve patient care and enhance image quality. With the .35 mm acquisition and the 128 rows of detectors a patient can have a complete scan in less than four seconds. The fast scans that the SCENARIA delivers; enables providers to treat patients quickly and efficiently, which is critical in most emergent situations. Other features such as lateral table movement, a 75 mm gantry and low table elevation for elderly and disabled patients makes the SCENARIA an ideal CT scanner to address the imaging needs of both children and adults.

The SCENARIA comes with an array of capabilities that enable next level excellence in CT imaging for WCH patients, according to Stachowicz.

For example the Guideshot system is a feature that compliments the expansion of the Interventional & Pain Management Program at WCH by delivering needle guidance for biopsies and targeted injections. In addition, the Guideshot system reduces patient radiation dose by eliminating the need for fluoroscopy. Other features include riskPointer software, used to evaluate patients for pulmonary emphysema (a type of COPD), CT Colonography, Perfusion studies blood flow analysis for cerebral studies, and a Coronary Analysis application for the evaluation and observation of coronary arteries to determine patient risk for a cardiac event. Lung nodule analysis and dental applications are also included in the SCENARIA.

“The Hitachi SCENARIA 128 is the first such system to be installed in Arizona with this level of technology and enhancements. It’s a unique system that will be providing outstanding imaging services in a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Department by world class technologists for many years to come”- said Stachowicz. “The addition of the SCENARIA further compliments the always growing and technologically advanced Imaging Department that proudly serves our friends and neighbors” Stachowicz added.

For inquires and questions about the new CT scanner, it’s capabilities or inquiries about the Wickenburg Community Hospital Imaging Department, contact Stachowicz at (928) 684-4382 or

A nonprofit organization established in 1926; Wickenburg Community Hospital, along with its Community Hospital Clinics located in Wickenburg, Wittman and Congress, is committed to providing quality health and wellness services where the patient, family and community come first. Wickenburg Community Hospital is federally designated as a Critical Access Hospital and state designated as a Level IV Trauma Center supporting the needs of residents and surrounding rural communities within approximately 3,300 square miles with state-of-the-art diagnostic, surgical and healthcare services.

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