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Tuality unveils new $672,000 scanner

The Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center in Hillsboro unveiled new CAT scan equipment last week

The Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center in Hillsboro unveiled new CAT scan equipment last week featuring advanced software that helps enhance images of people with metal replacement joints and is able to handle patients up to 650 pounds.

'With the advancements in treatment planning, our equipment advances as well,' said Tina Dickerson, director of the center. 'This newer CT has the latest in software technology, capable of adding a 4th dimension to our treatment planning scans.'

The new machine, manufactured by Philips Healthcare, cost $672,000 and was paid for by the partnership operated jointly by Tuality and Oregon Health and Science University.