EORH Introduces Early Detection for Multiple Diseases

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

East Ohio Regional Hospital's nuclear medicine department is now using a new imaging system that aids in early detection for cancer, heart disease, and other hard-to-diagnose disorders often before symptoms occur in a patient.


The Symbia imaging system aids physicians in quicker diagnosis and has an open design and accommodates pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric patients, as well. The images acquired through this system is different from a traditional MRI or X-ray because it detects activity on a molecular level rather than providing structural or anatomical information. Because of this, a nuclear medicine scan can detect diseases before they are progressed enough to be identified by other means.



“EORH is proud that this technology will provide excellent, high quality images which can lead to a more accurate diagnosis,” said Michael Caruso, president and CEO of Ohio Valley Health Service and Education Corp. “Expanding our diagnostic capabilities with the addition of this new imaging system will enable East Ohio Regional Hospital to offer high-quality services and deliver cost-effective care to our patients.”



With the new imagining system, technologists can perform highly accurate organ and tissue-specific studies while accommodating stretchers and wheelchairs.


Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling, W. Va., and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, are a 340-bed combined organization with more than 1,600 employees providing the area’s only comprehensive orthopedic centers of excellence, behavioral and mental health services and board certified emergency services on both sides of the Ohio River.