DMH News


Cardiac PET/CT Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Diagnose Heart Disease Non-Invasively  - 11/30/2012
"A revolutionary new heart test called Cardiac PET/CT is now being offered at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the fight against heart disease."

DaTscan™ Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Differentiate Parkinson's Disease From Essential Tremors  - 11/30/2012
"DaTscan™ is the first FDA-approved diagnostic imaging agent of its kind in the United States to help doctors evaluate patients with suspected Parkinson’s Disease and is available for the first time in Decatur, only at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

DaTscan™ Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Differentiate Parkinson's Disease From Essential Tremors  - 9/6/2012
"DaTscan™ is the first FDA-approved diagnostic imaging agent of its kind in the United States to help doctors evaluate patients with suspected Parkinson’s Disease and is available for the first time in Decatur, only at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Re-Accreditation  - 8/20/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR)."

The Future of Spine Surgery Available Today At Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 5/16/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital announced today that it has entered a new era in advanced patient care with the O-arm® Multidimensional Imaging System manufactured and distributed by the Navigation division of Medtronic, Inc. Medtronic is the world’s largest med"

New Advanced X-Ray System at Decatur Memorial Hospital Helps Physicians Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease and Vascular Disease  - 3/8/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Doctors at Decatur Memorial Hospital are using an advanced digital X-ray imaging system to see extremely detailed, real-time images of patient anatomy during procedures that require precision."

New PET/CT Scanner at Decatur Memorial Hospital Helps Doctors  - 4/8/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital recently installed an advanced PET/CT scanner that can transform the way doctors diagnose and treat cancer, neurological disorders and heart disease."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Re-Names Diagnostic Radiology Department to the G. Richard Locke, M.D. Diagnostic Imaging Center  - 1/14/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital re-named the Diagnostic Radiology Department to the G. Richard Locke, M.D. Diagnostic Imaging Center at a public dedication ceremony in the hospital’s Kirkland Lobby on Jan. 14."

DMH is the first in downstate Illinois to offer the new GE LOGIQ® E9 Ultrasound Scanner  - 10/22/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first in downstate Illinois to offer patients the newest technology in ultrasound that fuses ultrasound together with CT and MRI images using the new GE LOGIQ® E9 Ultrasound Scanner providing radiologists a multi-image view"

More precise radiation treatment in just minutes  - 3/1/2008
"Shorter cancer treatment times. More efficient radiation therapy. “These two significant advantages clinched Decatur Memorial Hospital's decision to be the first U.S. hospital to order the new RapidArc® Radiotherapy system by Varian."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Installs Newest Level in Diagnostic Technology  - 9/4/2007
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Illinois to install the new Philips Precedence SPECT/CT system."

New Radiation Technology to Fight Cancer in Decatur  - 9/11/2006
"Cancer patients at Decatur Memorial Hospital now have access to SmartBeam™ IMRT – Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment method that delivers high doses of radiation directly to cancer cells more precisely than possible"

DMH Installs Revolutionary CT Imaging Technology  - 8/21/2006
"The LightSpeed® VCT is the world’s first Volume Computed Tomography (VCT) system. Decatur Memorial Hospital now offers an innovative way for its physicians to obtain the information they need to diagnose disease and life-threatening illnesses, includin"

DMH Offers Patients Access To The World’s Most Advanced Cancer Treatments  - 8/3/2006
"The Radiation Oncology department at Decatur Memorial Hospital has advanced to the next level of cancer care. They now offer a new radiotherapy system capable of delivering IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), a very precise and sophisticated trea"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Improves Patient MRI Experience At South Shores Imaging Center with New Open System From Philips Medical Systems  - 5/24/2006
"Decatur Memorial Hospital’s South Shores Imaging Center is only the second in the United States and the third in the world to install the Philips Panorama 1.0T open high-field MRI system combined with a virtual environment."

New Closure® procedure eliminates need for vein stripping  - 1/30/2006
"Thanks to a new Interventional Radiology procedure, central Illinois varicose vein sufferers can get quick practically pain-free relief. Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first and only downstate hospital to offer Closure®, an outpatient alternative to vein"