CT scanner chosen

  • Jan. 25, 2011 5:00 p.m.

General Electric will provide Kootenay Lake Hospital’s new CT scanner, expected to arrive in May following a $1.5 million community fundraising campaign.

GE was chosen from among three vendors that submitted proposals, according to Thalia Vesterback, director of diagnostic imaging for Interior Health.

“The proposals are compared based on equipment quality, features, use, cost, and service and assigned scores,” she says. “The top scoring unit is selected.”

Clinicians at the hospital and Interior Health’s biomedical engineering department complete the scoring.

The particular model the hospital will receive is a new 64-slice GE Lightspeed VCT that comes from Milwaukee.