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Community Re onal Ap icMions Spe ali Lea Gue a demons es one of many to technicians Cheryl Leonl and Sha n Ca er. new sy em is Metcaff makes the new system at PDH As two PDH technicians, " and conventional ultrasound Sharon Carter and Cheryl mp. g the halls of Plumas systems different is that older Leonhardt, learned to operate i]' [Hospital (PDH), a pa- machines are beamformer- the new system, they both ex- :hat[ Visitor will discover based and display only thepressed their delight and fas- an0 rmacy, emergency amplitude of the acoustic sig- ci4pation at its capabilities. eve 'ray room, the lab, hal.. Leonhardt brought up im- ;imf the operating rooms, The new system uses what ages on the screen produced components that is called a Coherent Imageon the fetal monitor and ex- nerve center of the Formation, Guerra explained, plained they are so much ) _Pare e s one department This means it uses multipleclearer and more detailed beamformers, and can scan than those produced with the | ght be overlooked. It with 512 digital processing old system. |iP called the physics de- channels to use both phase She said she also likes the and amplitude data. Encodedmemory storage system so im- lsh beaten path, and in- data recorded in this fashion ages can be retrieved and thaLt marked room, PDH is then sent to the image- compared over time. llt s its most current ac- former to build two-dimen- The technicians were work- Sequoia 512 Acu- sional image cells. The'cells ing with images used for fnr ound system, then are capable of formingtraining and not of local fetus- a rs hat does this have to advanced images based on the es; the sex of one of the infants ofl _, physics, a patient initial information, was clearly visible in one set- as he glances at the According to Guerra, the ting. In a second image, the News Photo by Victoria M~calf new l'HXlUOla 1f12 is advanced now found in i cardiac capabilities. Byno means a final pro- gram, the system also offers a Doppler component that al- lows technicians to watch blood flow. This is beneficial in many areas, but one advan- tage is being able to serve those who have contracted He- patitis C, a disease that affects the liver and other organs, Leonhardt said. Biopsies are also done with the new system, Carter said, which eliminates the need for some surgeries. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 3A By Dave Keller posed golf course. Staff Writer The plan will be presented An update on a $120,000 by Carollo Engineers, which study, which will examine the has worked on previous dis- Quincy Community Services trict projects. District's need for future capi- The plan is expected to de- tal improvement projects, is termine what the district wilt planned for Thursday, Jan. 11. be required to do during the The district's board of next 10 to 20 years to meet the trustees will look at the study needs of the community. during the 9 a.m. meeting. The The plan is expected to sup- agenda indicates the actualply a timeline and the project- discussion about the mastered costs for capital improve- plan will place that at about 10 ments for the district. a.m. ! The plan will emphasize theCheck :! future water and sewer needsOut Our of Feather River College, the courthouse annex and a pro- PLUMASNEWS.COM ARE YOUR EYES. OUT OF SYNC? 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Lat $ do with taking a ma- "You can now routinely see Other uses of the new sys- It?at has been on the anatomy and physiology not tern can show gall stones, i1,1 t and in widely ap- seen with conventional ultra- where surgery would have ;ti Service for several sound," Guerra said. been required before to locate by[' and improving it. "This system has all the them, Carter explained. fn gh the efforts of bells and whistles,' GuerraAnd, the new system has no.'ray department man-explained. And, as it is need- many of the same capabilities upl eg Perkins, and a will- ed, PDH can purchase new that the CT scanner has, with- LSf S nan, PDH managedsoftware and upgrade the ex- out using radiation to exam- [Chase one of the most isting system without replac- ine tissue layers. Jced ultrasound ma- ing the entire machine. One of the big thingsabout available, and at a According to Guerra, this the system, accordi g to I ,?fthe cost. new system has what is ,ca _.ed Carter, that interests local pricing the equip-a "20-year platform,' and physicians is that it is capable t'erkins learned the should be in use with new uP- of doing stress echo tests, on the Sequoia was grades for the next 20 years, adding a new service to PDH's i !; !han $400,000. But, !i!:[a Wasn't interested in ::' the machine at that l%gotiations between :ilit and a sales rep for __ | INVESTIGJ place, and by the | " f, _rkins was willing to | [ Proval to purchase the / wo,, ttipment, he had whit- | 1 ann sur n i s c, aa ~00.o0oo~,~ecos**o. ..~ .0~.~ Have your Birthday Party l~et~DHaccepted deliv- | r~s~-~. ~_ ~~k=r~,~ in one of our private, large dining [the new machine in De- | . (u., r, ager technicians ai*,n or,,eir areas & kick back & eni until Jan. 2, when , Ys were set aside with Ettal applications spe- ( J , ~,i,,.. I "'INQUIRE IHVEST116AStVE SERVICE' In house we offer: I ating Acuson and sup. - IR the training, what Balloons MAIN QUINCY Thank you Ralph and Trish Wilburn, the new owners of the Greenhorn Guest Ranch They provided a community service to Plumas County Children's System of Care. Children enjoyed a hayride up in the mountains on their ranch, and the use of the lodge for games and refreshments. We also would like to thank Elizabeth McAllister for her assistance with coordination on this project. Thank you all so much for the fun day that you propidecL Plumas Big Screen T.V. Activity Books/Crayons Fun Cups 3 Large 1 topping pizzas 3 pitchers of soft drinks 40 Video Tokens for Pines Shopping Center 283-2320