Goshen Hospital’s new imaging technology unique in the region

November 8, 2022

A new imaging device at Goshen Hospital detects smaller lesions in shorter scan times and reduces radiation risk for patients. The Discovery MI Gen 2 imaging device is not only the first in the region, but the first in the nation. 

“We’re thrilled to be the first – not only in our community, but in the country – to have the most up-to-date imaging camera for our patients,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and CEO. “We understand how stressful diagnostic tests can be. Shorter tests and reduced radiation risk – along with more accurate results – is a huge win for patients needing a CT or PET scan. Earlier detection means treatment, when needed, can begin earlier, which is important in stopping or slowing the progression of some diagnoses.”
 
The Discovery MI Gen 2, which was delivered to the hospital in October, is used for computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, which help diagnose and treat a number of health issues. PET scans, for example, are used regularly in cardiology, oncology and pulmonology for staging treatments and assessing the tissue’s response to treatments.

The new imaging machine for CT and PET scans at Goshen Hospital is the first of its kind in the country.