Technology at P/SL
Decreased Exposure to Radiation for All Patients
Eight-year-old Tatiana Medina has already had 18 CT scans — more than most people will have in a lifetime — and she will need even more in the future.
Fortunately, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL just invested in one of the most advanced CT (a.k.a. "cat") scan technologies in the world — assuring that such tests are now remarkably safer, faster and more comfortable for Tatiana and other patients.
Tatiana Medina was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called osteogenic sarcoma in 2005. After several rounds of chemotherapy, surgeons at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL implanted a titanium prosthesis in her left leg, and removed the cancerous bone. The precocious little girl has been cancer-free ever since, and despite a slight limp she leads a healthy, happy life at home in West Denver.
Intense exercise programs leads to a blood clot and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
KUSA 9News tells the story of a young man who was doing P90X and realized something was wrong with his arm. His physicians diagnosed Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and said he needed to see the nation's experts on TOS at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.