SRMC’s annual appeal will benefit 3-D scan technology

SALEM — The Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation has launched its annual appeal.

“We are inviting community members to help make a difference in the lives of area patients facing cancer, heart disease, dementia, stroke or other conditions of the brain and nervous system through a gift to this year’s appeal, which will support the purchase of a new 3-D PET/CT technology,” said Amy Reed-Manolio, SRMC director of development, in a press release.

“The clarity and detail of the new 3-D PET/CT Scanner with leading-edge technology will benefit patients of our region with the most advanced medical imaging available,” added Peter Apicella, M.D., chief radiologist.

At a cost of approximately $2 million, the new scanner will be located in SRMC’s Medical Imaging Department in the fall of 2018. In preparation, facility renovations are planned to house the state-of-the-art equipment, which will replace the hospital’s 16-detector CT scanner originally purchased in 2004.

Reed-Manolio noted one of the primary uses for the new 3-D PET/CT Scanner will be to support the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients seeking medical oncology and radiation therapy services at the new University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC.

“SRMC’s strategic partnership with the UH Seidman Cancer Center brings local access to national expertise and the availability of clinical trials, so that patients can remain in their communities and receive support and encouragement from their families and friends, without having to travel a great distance to receive world-class cancer care,” she said.

According to Reed-Manolio, support of the new 3-D PET/CT technology will expand SRMC’s ability to advance excellence in medical care for its patients, especially those seeking diagnosis and treatment for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or other types of conditions related to brain function.

For information on making a gift, contact SRMC’s development department at 337-2883 or email