York Hospital’s Mallory Evans, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Director, York Hospital Lung Nodule Clinic and Mike Collins, RT (R) (CT), Director of Imaging.


York Hospital is pleased to announce the recent arrival of a 128-Slice Philips Incisive CT Scanner, which enables us to provide the latest in imaging technology to patients in Southern Maine and the Seacoast. The patient-centric scanner accommodates a wide range of exams and delivers faster, more reliable CT imaging, leading to valuable clinical insights. It uses an advanced X-ray technique known as computed tomography, which makes it possible for providers and radiologists to view bones, organs, blood vessels and even the heart in extraordinary detail. In turn, this helps to diagnose a wide variety of conditions earlier and faster than ever before.

“The Philips Incisive CT Scanner will greatly benefit our medical staff and the patients we care for across our service lines. In addition, our provider team at Pulmonary Associates of York Hospital is particularly excited for our patients who will benefit from its use for lung cancer screening,” said Mallory Evans, MSN, RN, FNP-C, director of York Hospital’s Lung Nodule Clinic. “With early diagnosis, a lung cancer patient’s chance of survival over 10 years jumps to 92%.”

In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends annual low-dose CT scan screening following a patient-provider discussion for high-risk individuals (ages 50-77 years with a smoking history of more than 20 years), current smokers or those who have quit within the past 15 years. Eighty-seven percent of eligible Medicare and Medicaid patients are not screened for lung cancer, despite having insurance coverage.

Another advantage of this technology is lower dose CT capability, which means patients will be exposed to less radiation during their exams. (CT scanners use X-rays, a form of radiation, to capture images.) This is significant since everyone is exposed to small amounts of environmental radiation, such as cosmic radiation from the sun, naturally occurring radioactive materials in the ground and our bodies, and the radon found in many households. Philips low-dose CT scanning keeps patients’ overall health at the forefront, provides precise images for diagnosis and treatment and improves clinical outcomes.

To find out whether lung screening is right for you or to learn more about the benefits of the 128-Slice Philips Incisive CT Scanner for your health care, contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment. If you are looking for a new primary care provider, call the York Hospital Care Access Team at 207-752-8642 for assistance.

For additional information, contact Community Relations at 207-351-2385 or [email protected].