Cape Cod Healthcare installs new CT units at Falmouth and Cape Cod Hospitals

New units offer high resolution scans, lower radiation

Cape Cod Healthcare recently announced the installation of five new CT units at their two Cape hospitals. According to a CCH release, two of the General Electric Optima® CT660 units were installed at Falmouth Hospital in Falmouth and three were installed at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

CT, or computed tomography units combine x-ray and computer technology and are often able to get to the source of a health issue not easily detected by a routine physical. In addition to high resolution imagining, the CT660s feature ASiR® low-dose technology meaning, patients will be exposed to lower doses of radiation during the scans.

"Patients will be comforted to know that the CT experience at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital is more comfortable and safer, with the same high-quality results that we have provided in the past," said Cape Cod Healthcare President & CEO Michael K. Lauf.

The CT660s are designed for patient comfort and in addition to the lower radiation doses, allow for patients to have to hold their breath for a shorter period of time during scans.

CT scans are performed on patients that are sick or injured and often detect issues that could not be found through ultrasound, x-ray and MRI scans. According to, CT scans are particularly beneficial when examining patients with internal injuries or other trauma. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on