Singing River Hospital unveils new imaging machine

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - It can detect parts in the body as small as a grain of sand.  It's a new scanning device that now calls Singing River Hospital home.

Hospital officials say the radiology department will unveil a new high definition, low radiation CAT scanning system. The open house and ribbon-cutting for the $1.5 million machine is set for Wednesday.

In one rotation, the machine is able to detect parts in the human body as small as a grain of sand. Officials say the closest hospital with the same machine is the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The ceremony is set for Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Singing River's radiology department in Pascagoula.

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