BRAWLEY, Calif. - Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District purchased an additional new radiology device that will provide better diagnoses and treat many forms of cancer, gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders, and other traumatic injuries for Imperial Valley families.
The newly purchased TOSHIBA Aquilion 64 CT SYSTEM with the VeloCT console will improve image quality without risking patients and emits 40 percent less radiation than its previous version.
Pioneers Memorial also welcomed Dr. George Rapp, a native of the Imperial Valley.
Dr. Rapp returns from the University of Southern California, where he recently completed a Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
“I was born and raised in the Imperial Valley, I was born in El Centro, naci en El Centro. And I’m returning just to be able to provide a service to the community, something that has been a goal of mine since I went into medicine. So I’m very happy to be back to help take care of the people of the valley,” added Rapp.
Dr. Rapp joins Pioneer Memorial’s Dr. Shahrouz Tahvilian as a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. With this new technology, both doctors will be able to diagnose and treat patients through minimally invasive methods.
“In regards to what we do, we use the cat scan to do some of our procedures. That will help us to be able to provide these procedures to patients where we were tying up the CT scanner for things like patients in the emergency room before. We’ll be able to take care of that more quickly,” said Dr. George Rapp, Interventional Radiologist.