PMC receives new equipment

17_pmc_7874The Pondera Medical Center Radiology Department has recently received a new pediatric radiology piece of equipment.

It was purchased with the funds raised from the PMC golf tournament earlier this summer, chaired by Janette VanLuchene.

The new piece of equipment is called a Pigg-O-Stat and is used for immobilizing and positioning patients from infants to 3-1/2 years of age for radiographic and other medical examinations.

The Pigg-O-Stat provides better quality X-rays with more precise positioning and reduced patient motion.

The reduction in patient motion greatly reduces the amount of X-ray retakes resulting in less radiation to the patient and parents.

The PMC golf tournament is held yearly. The proceeds from the tournament are used to purchase equipment for patient care at the facility that would otherwise not be able to be made.