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TMCNet:  First Optima CT540 Scanner In The Country Installed At Jupiter Medical Center

[January 16, 2013]

First Optima CT540 Scanner In The Country Installed At Jupiter Medical Center

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medical Center Adds Top of the Line Optima CT540 for Better Images and Lower Radiation Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) announced its installation of the Optima CT540 - THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY. An advanced diagnostic computed tomography (CT) system from GE Healthcare, it offers improvements in image performance, workflow and lower dose imaging.


(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130116/DC43476) "Jupiter Medical Center has been a leader in dose-reduction strategies," said Dr. Lee Fox, Chief of Radiology at Jupiter Medical Center. "Investing in GE's new technology provides another important tool in lowering radiation dose while providing high quality diagnostic information. We are proud to be the first in the country to offer this technology." The Optima CT540 allows radiologists and other healthcare professionals to "see" inside the body - using a series of x-rays - and help them better diagnose and treat patients at JMC. In the past, lowering the amount of X-ray radiation in a CT scan increased the image's noise, or cloudiness, which in turn created an undesirable trade-off between image clarity and reduced levels of diagnostic X-ray dose.

"Patients are our top priority," said JMC's Sherri Lewman, Director of Imaging. "The new CT system helps us deliver superb care to our patients with significantly lower radiation dose levels and extraordinarily clear images. Having your imaging exams performed at JMC is your best option for the most accurate diagnoses." CT, or computed tomography technology, is an advanced medical exam physicians use to diagnose serious illness or injury - especially when symptoms are not easily detected by a conventional physician exam. This system is and employed in a variety of settings, including the ER and outpatient procedures.

About Jupiter Medical CenterA not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally-invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades 'America's 50 Best' Award(TM) for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence(TM) for eight years in a row (2005-2012). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

Contact: Corrie Edwards(561) 263-2893 Corrie.Edwards@jupitermed.com SOURCE Jupiter Medical Center

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