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CT Scanning

The Aquilion 16 scanner allows for the simultaneous capture of 16 wafer-thin images of the desired area within seconds. Incorporating computer technology, the images are used to produce three-dimensional visualizations of internal organs and structures.

Healthcare providers often use CT scans to noninvasively diagnose medical problems that aren't easily detectable from normal physical examinations. CT scans use an X-ray generating device that rotates around your body and a very powerful computer to create cross-sectional images, like slices, of the inside of your body.

Unlike MRI, CT scans can be done even if you have a pacemaker or an internal cardioverter defibrillator - devices implanted in your chest to help regulate your heartbeat. However, if you're pregnant or suspect you might be, tell your provider.

CT scans may be recommended to help detect internal injuries and internal bleeding, pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot, guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation, detect and monitor diseases such as cancer or heart disease, diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures.

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On Monday July 17, 2017 the South Lincoln Hospital District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of CEO Kenneth Archer. Mr. Archer had served as CEO of South Lincoln Medical Center since January 2015. The board has requested that the CEO position be posted as soon as possible. During the meeting, the board appointed Kristin Housley, Jessie Wilcox, and Scott Erickson to serve as an interim Administrative Management Team during this time of transition. The Board is confident that the Interim Management Team has the ability and experience necessary to handle the continued operation for all facilities including hospital, EMS, clinic, nursing home, and retail pharmacy. They will continue to work closely with the board to effectively enact the vision and mission the board has set for the organization. The board would like to thank the providers and each employee of South Lincoln Medical Center for their continued efforts compassionately caring for the medical needs of our community.