Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Department has relocated to the facility’s second floor.
RWJBarnabas announced the department’s move to a new 10,000-square-foot space on the hospital’s second floor on Feb. 25.
The renovated area includes six patient bays, eight procedure rooms and a bright, modern waiting area.
The space also include new equipment: A state-of-the-art single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanner. According to RWJUH Somerset, the nuclear imaging device uses a radiative tracer and a special camera to create high resolution 3D images of the heart.
Those features can help doctors diagnose heart disease, identify damage after a heart attack, find blocked arteries and figure out how well the heart is pumping blood. The SPECT’s larger opening allows the machine to accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds, or those with limited mobility.
The department also provides angiograms, computed tomography (CT) scans, echocardiograms and ultrasounds.
The new Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Department is located on the same floor as RWJUH Somerset‘s recently renovated Cardiology Pavilions, Critical Care Department and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Earlier in the month, the hospital also celebrated the move of its Diabetes Center to a newly renovated space located off of the hospital’s lobby.