To make CT scans as safe and accurate as possible for patients, Piggott Community Hospital has acquired a 3D scanner with Toshiba’s newest dose reduction technology. “Toshiba’s AIDR 3D reduces radiation dose, this means safer exams for our patients while improving the quality of images physicians need for diagnosis,” said James Magee, executive director at PCH. “This helps our hospital provide the best possible patient care.”

“For our radiology staff, this is a great improvement,” added Suzie Countzler, director of radiology. “It is rewarding to be able to offer advanced imaging in our unit. Plus, we have the assurance of knowing that we can offer the doctors much better service. They are our customers, too.”

“This is also an amazing improvement for our ARSaves Stroke Prevention Program and our visiting cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon,” said Magee. “The advancement in capability will allow them to order tests at our hospital and get superior results while saving our patients a trip to another city for testing.”


          Students at Piggott High School were offered a broad array of lectures and demonstrations as professionals in a variety of fields took over their classrooms. Career Day has become an annual event at schools across the country to expose students to information helping spur thinking on career choices.

Among those represented were four professions found at Piggott Community Hospital. Carla Johnson MLT (Laboratory), Lora Timms (Radiology), and Cyndi Loveless (Respiratory) discussed education and job requirements for their specific departments. Amy Gibson, EMT, Bill Davis, EMTP, and Shelly Samples, RN, represented nursing and emergency services. They offered students a demonstration of patient stabilization at the scene of a medical emergency.  


Our new CT Scanner improves testing while reducing radiation dose to the patient!