From left, Radiology Clinic Noncommissioned Officer in Charge Staff Sgt. Leshand Campbell, McDonald Army Health Center Commander Col. Scott Cass, Chief of Radiology Maj. Gerald Riley, and Fort Eustis Director of Logistics Keith Morrow cut the ceremonial ribbon opening MCAHC's Computerized Axial Tomography, or CT scan, laboratory during a grand opening ceremony April 30.
The $1.5 milllion project was contracted to General Electric Health Care, a division of General Electric, Inc. GEHC not only installed the scanner, but also remodeled the area and provided initial training to radiology personnel.
Two of the department's personnel also spent two months at the Langley Air Force Base hospital for hands-on training on the CT scan. The lab is located in a former records room in the radiology department.
Riley stated that initially the lab will serve 15 patients each day, but that number will increase with time.