Kahuku Hospital Shows Off New CT Scanner

Kahuku Medical Center invited the public in Sept. 24 to see its new scanner and tour the upgraded facility, which includes the ER and its oxygen system, which generates its own supply.

The Toshiba Aquillion 16-slice dual detector multi-slice unit — a state-of-the-art CT (computerized tomography) scanner — delivers a series of X-rays from different angles, enhanced by computer processing to give doctors cross-sectional images of bones and soft tissues.

According to hospital CEO Stephany Vaioleti, the scanner also requires less radiation, and the software enables ease of operation.

“This makes our radiology department an even greater asset to diagnostic care at KMC,” Vaioleti said, noting the department also has new flooring, storage space and enhanced office space. Radiology is open daily for appointments from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (380-1426).

KMC joined Hawaii Health Systems Corp. in 2008 and was able to emerge from bankruptcy in 2012, launch a new strategic plan, convert to electronic medical records and gain access to group purchasing power. The 25-bed hospital has the only emergency room serving the North Shore.

For more information, call 293-9221 or visit kahuku.hhsc.org.