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New Nuclear Medicine Machine at CCCH

 

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

When you hear "nuclear" you might think power plant or reactor. But at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) nuclear means a branch of radiology that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of a variety of diseases.

This includes many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

Front Range Nuclear Services of Cheyenne, Wyo. has replaced a 10-year old scanning machine at CCCH with a newer model. It's located off an outpatient waiting room.

Radiology Department Manager Stacy Leibhart said the replacement is "very nice. Hospitals this size don't usually have them in house."

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