Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Martin Memorial Opens New State-of-the-Art Imaging Facility in Port St. Lucie

Treasure Coast residents can now access the latest innovations in imaging technology at Martin Memorial Diagnostic Imaging Services at Port St. Lucie.

Located at 1651 S.E. Tiffany Ave., the facility will provide the most recent generation of technologically sophisticated MRI and CT scanners, and the new imaging suites will offer patient comfort features that are unique on the Treasure Coast.

“This new facility will allow us to present physicians with high-quality diagnostic imaging that is critical to providing patient care,” said Eric A. Pfeiffer, MD, chief of radiology services at Martin Memorial. “This technology is state of the art, which provides us with the best images with which to make a diagnosis. At the same time, the environment will allow us to provide patients with enhanced comfort and ease of mind during their examinations.”

The facility will feature a high-field open bore Magnetom Espree MRI system, which combines high-quality imaging capabilities with the highest level of patient comfort, improved space and access. The facility also features the 16-slice Somatom Emotion Spiral CT, a fast and powerful diagnostic tool that provides physicians with incredibly precise images.

Patients will be able to select from a menu of special themes, filling their exam room with soothing lighting and music, as relaxing scenery is displayed on large flat screen monitors within their view. Pediatric themes are also available that are designed to help entertain and calm children while their imaging studies are being performed.

The 3,608-square-foot space was renovated at Martin Memorial’s Tiffany Avenue location, which also features physician offices, rehabilitation services and laboratory services. Martin Memorial also has outpatient diagnostic imaging services in Stuart and St. Lucie West, and features both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services at its two hospitals.

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