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Russellville Hospital gets new scanner

Russellville Hospital and United Imaging announce the first Installation in the U.S. of the 4 cm
uCT® ATLAS Computed Tomography Scanner June 5 at Russellville Hospital. 
 United Imaging, a global leader in manufacturing advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy
equipment, confirmed that Russellville Hospital was the first customer to complete installation and
commence scanning on the recently FDA-cleared 4cm detector version of the uCT ATLAS.

“We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to offer this state-of-the-art CT technology to our patients,” said Buffie Ozbirn, Lead CT Technologist for Russellville Hospital.
 Jonathan Proctor, Director of Imaging at Russellville Hospital said while looking for the right CT scanner to purchase, they wanted to find what they felt was the best technology available. 
 “We also wanted to partner with a company that would provide us technology
not only for today, but for the future as well,” he added.

“We wanted a CT scanner that was accommodating for all patient body types, one that could provide the best quality image, as well as provide the lowest dose [of radiation] possible.”
 Proctor said United Imaging brought all of that to the table for them with the new uCT
ATLAS scanner. “The uCT ATLAS allows us to take excellent care of our patients, provide
excellent images for our physicians, and it is one that is user friendly for our entire imaging
staff.”

Guillaume Grosset, Vice President of Computed Tomography for United Imaging in the U.S.,
complimented Russellville Hospital for its commitment to expanding care in its community.

“We feel very aligned with the amazing staff at Russellville and can’t wait to support them as they grow care for their patients in Alabama. Our equipment is in great hands,” he added. 
 Jeffrey M. Bundy, Ph.D., CEO of United Imaging Healthcare Solutions, added that Russellville
Hospital is a “perfect example” of United Imaging’s mission in action.

“The medical imaging industry sometimes misses the mark in talking about access,” he said. “What we focus on is equal access. It’s not just about providing technology to all parts of the country – it’s about providing equivalent high-quality technology to patients, whether they live in Alabama or in
California or anywhere else, so they can all access quality exams.”

Bundy said that’s what access should mean.
 “That’s what our mission of Equal Healthcare for All™ means. We are so proud that this
scanner filled with AI capabilities has been delivered first to this particular setting, while the next few
scanners are already on their way to additional customers.”

The uCT ATLAS features z-axis coverage up to 16 cm, with an ultra-wide 82 cm bore and a 700
lbs. table weight capacity. It features an integrated uAI Vision 3D camera that enables an AI
empowered workflow, offering operational efficiencies that make the most complex exams the
simplest to perform.

The speed of large area coverage coupled with a 0.25 second gantry rotation makes imaging pediatric and trauma patients easier; robust coronary CT solution allows coronary CTA scans with confidence. 
 Low dose technologies such as 60 kVp scanning capability reduce radiation dose while maintaining image quality.

The uCT ATLAS comes with all available configurations (All-in Configurations™), Software Upgrades for Life™ to keep it modern throughout the entire life of the scanner at no cost with a service agreement and the United Performance Guarantee. The two companies celebrated with a ribbon cutting in Russellville.

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