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St. Luke's Opens Advanced Imaging Center

St. Luke's new imaging center has the state's first fixed PET-CT, which is primarily used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.
By Ken Dey, News and Community
April 15, 2013

MERIDIAN, Idaho – St. Luke’s Health System is opening a new advanced medical imaging center adjacent to St. Luke’s Meridian on April 15.

The imaging center located at the Portico West building, 3277 E. Louise Dr. Suite 100, will provide a suite of advance medical imaging services in an outpatient setting.

The center includes the latest 3T MRI which provides much finer detail than is currently available with existing MRIs. The center also includes a 1.5T MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and fluoro, CT, bone density and a PET-CT.

A PET-CT is an imaging tool that combines two scan techniques into one exam. A PET-CT is primarily used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. St. Luke’s previously had a mobile PET-CT, but this will be St. Luke’s first fixed PET-CT, which will make for a better patient experience.

The approximately 10,000 square-foot center provides additional capacity for imaging services. Outpatient services that were done in the hospital will now be available at this more convenient location. A total of nine new positions were created to operate the new center.

“The availability of this new technology is part of our continued efforts to bring the community the latest advances in imaging and is consistent with our mission of improving the health of people in our region,” said Chris Roth, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley CEO.

For more information contact:  St. Luke’s Media Manager, 208-381-2894.

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.

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