Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—kicks off 2016 by adding state-of-the-art imaging technology to its Emergency Room. The hospital will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Jan. 12 to mark the addition of a high-definition 128-slice CT scan and imaging suite that will increase diagnostic capabilities and clinical flexibility with increased clarity and improve efficiencies, including lower levels of radiation without compromising diagnostic detail.

With its advanced capabilities, the 128-slice CT scan can often provide all the information a clinician needs for confident diagnoses without additional exams–even in the presence of conditions, such as high heart rates, that challenge conventional CT equipment. Physicians can perform everything from routine body, neuro, and musculoskeletal, vascular and pediatric exams to advanced cardiac studies.

“Adding this CT scan and imaging suite to the Belton Regional Medical Center Emergency Room is another game-changer for our hospital,” says Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass. “This clinically superior technology represents the commitment we have to provide our community with the best possible healthcare.”

“The highly advanced imaging allowed by the new 128-slice CT scan will help diagnose disease and detect life-threatening illnesses and helps minimize a patient’s exposure to radiation,” say Joy Sandborn, Belton Regional Medical Center Imaging Director. “It will also maximize our diagnostic confidence and help determine the best course of treatment. And, lowering the radiation is especially important to pediatric patients and patients who require follow-up scans.”

The Jan. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by a light lunch. For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center, visit