New x-ray scanner in place at ACH

Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) announced that it has begun using a new x-ray machine in its Radiology Department. The new dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) Prodigy system delivers with exceptional precision and low-dose radiation.
According to a press release from ACH, Prodigy provides precise data on soft tissue and bone composition, including bone-mineral density (BMD) and lean- and fat-tissue mass. At the same time, Prodigy streamlines patient care and practice workflow.
“The radiology department has been using the new machine for a few weeks now,” ACH Interim Hospital Administrator Suzanne McGill said. “We wanted to ensure there were no issues between the new scanner and our new patient information system. It seems everything is functioning properly and we’re ready to inform everyone it is operational.”
According to GE, the Prodigy delivers detailed assessments which allow for proper analyzing of data and quicker patient reports.
“We are very excited to have our new Prodigy system online and available for patient use,” ACH Director of Operations Brad Lowery said. “Atmore Community Hospital is dedicated to providing the best possible service. This includes looking at improvements to products and services we offer to the community.”
A physician must order the x-ray. Anyone who feels they need an x-ray should first consult their primary care physician.