The latest in diagnostic and surgical equipment
If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical issue that needs immediate attention, the last thing you want to do is to travel elsewhere to find the latest in diagnostic and surgical equipment. You’ll find both at French Hospital Medical Center.
128-Slice CT Scanner
French Hospital's Plaza Diagnostic Imaging Center features GE’s state-of-the-art, 128-slice LightSpeed low–dose CT Scanner and enhanced MRI technology. • ASiR™ low dose technology—cuts radiation exposure by 50 percent, which means peace of mind and safety for you. • Greater accuracy and better diagnostic capability for your doctor.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
This state-of-the-art robotics technology offers surgeons superior visualization, enhanced dexterity and unparalleled precision compared to traditional approaches. This means that surgeons are able to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach resulting in less pain, smaller scars and shorter recovery times for patients.
Mammography is low-dose x-ray procedure, and the most reliable method available for the detection of breast cancer. French Hospital has two digital mammography machines that take clearer, faster images with less radiation than a tradition film mammogram. This equipment is coupled with the sophisticated screening tool called Second Look, a computer-aided detection (CAD) technology that provides a computerized second review of mammograms and can highlight potential areas of concern.
This imaging technology used to more precisely determine the spread of tumor in breast cancer resection specimens. This system allows immediate access to high-resolution images that precisely actuate the location and extent of disease. The addition of this advancement aligns MRMC technological capabilities with the top cancer centers in the nation. The Faxitron system is the only one of its kind on the Central Coast and is the industry’s latest, most advanced specimen radiograph system.
GreenLight Laser Therapy
GreenLight Laser Therapy uses a laser to remove enlarged prostate tissue. The benefits of GreenLight over the traditional surgical treatment is fewer side effects, it’s less invasive and has a shorter recovery time.
Incisionless GERD Procedure
The new incisionless procedure, using the innovative EsophyX® device, is the latest treatment for safely and effectively treating chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease which is also commonly referred to as GERD.
The Medtronic O-Arm® Surgical Imaging
This system will be used for spine, orthopedic and trauma-related surgeries. This advanced equipment will provide real-time, high quality two and three dimensional images of a patient’s anatomy to the surgeon. This technology allows for precise and accurate decision making in the operating room and will allow French Hospital to continue recruiting subspecialists, offer more services and provide a level of care equal to major academic medical institutions.
PACS, Picture Archiving and Communication System, is a digital imaging system, a device that captures images without the use of film that can store, display and transmit all types of digital medical images including CT, MRI and ultrasound. It allows physicians to view medical images by use of desktop computer, giving them quick access to images, reducing film costs and decreasing the amount of film storage space needed.
Stealth Surgical System
The Stealth System is computer-guided surgical navigation system using 3-D imaging and sophisticated instruments to perform complicated neurosurgeries for back and spine. Use of Stealth technology results in smaller incisions, greater accuracy, reduced surgery time and faster recovery.
This stereotactic equipment provides non-surgical detection of breast disease. It is highly accurate and a significant advance in the ease and accuracy of diagnosing breast disorders.
The Telemedicine Robots
The latest advancement in health care are the Dignity Health Telemedicine Robots, which link doctors at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center, to a network of Dignity Health neurologists. Through telemedicine, neuroscience experts are available when needed for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help assure the best care possible for our patients. The telemedicine robots complement the expertise of our doctors and caregivers and offer our patients a high-level specialty consultation within minutes of a stroke patient’s arrival.