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Digital Radiography Speeds Diagnosis and Treatment

February 8, 2018

When a patient arrives in Suburban’s Level II Trauma Center, minutes – and sometimes seconds – count. Since the acquisition of two mobile digital radiography machines, Suburban Hospital has increased the speed in which patients are diagnosed and treated. Lightweight and portable, the devices deliver high-quality images and less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

For techs tending to non-ambulatory patients in the Emergency and Trauma departments, these devices have afforded them greater maneuverability to easily X-ray one patient after another, going directly to their bedside.

Thanks to the kind generosity of Neil and Emily Kishter of Potomac, Maryland, their gift of $250,000 went towards the purchase of the technology in honor of Emergency Department Director Barton Leonard, M.D.

To learn how you can help bring the future of healthcare to our community, contact Suburban Hospital Foundation at 301-896-3971.