SZMC hosts workshop on Dual Source CT Scanners

Last week, Shaare Zedek Medical Center hosted a workshop for radiologists from across the country along with experts from around the world focused on the impact that new Dual Source CT Scanners are having on the treatment of patients.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Imaging Department was the first hospital in Israel to start using the Dual Source CT Scanner, Somatom Force. This is an advanced system which scans patients with an array of different issues including strokes or other life-threatening emergencies, in a fraction of a second, gives off less radiation and requires less contrast media.

This CT scanner provides superior images in half the time as the older scanners. In-patient and ambulatory patients benefit from the new device which actually contains two scanning units in one. As a result, the exam is so fast that heart patients do not require prepping with beta-blockers and children do not need to be sedated.

Thank you to USAID/Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad for their support in acquiring this cutting edge technology.

Share this article


Related Posts

Donate today.

Please select your Donation option below

Annual Campaign 2018​

Support our 2021 Annual campaign. The Kurt & Edith Rothschild Lobby. 

In recognition of Kurt and Edith Rothschild’s 100th birthdays, the 10th floor lobby of the Next Generation Building will be named in their honour. This entire floor is devoted to the healthcare of women and newborns 

Breast Cancer Challenge

1.2 million women worldwide will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year. This cancer affects women more than any other cancer.

Donate to our $1 million Breast Cancer Challenge Campaign in support of the Breast Health Clinic Center at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Together we will ensure that every women in Jerusalem has access to world class diagnostics, treatments and research. 

Tribute & Holiday Cards – In Honour/Memory

Make a donation to honour someone who is celebrating a special occasion (such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or bar\bat mitzvah). You can also send a card to your friends and family for the holidays.  For multiple cards please call our office 647 233 3477 or email  You will receive a tax receipt for your generous gift, and we will send a card with your special message to the person(s) being honoured