Northeast Shelby County residents needing outpatient diagnostic imaging have a new facility dedicated to their needs. The Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Imaging Center is a 6100 square foot, $5.1 million facility located on the hospital’s campus. Comprehensive diagnostic imaging services are available to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions.
In addition to digital radiology services, the center will be home to a 32-slice CT scan with radiation dose modulation, ultrasound, and a wide bore MRI. This MRI will be a benefit to claustrophobic patients, as it provides additional inner diameter space while still providing high quality images. In addition, the MRI will accommodate patients weighing up to 550 pounds.
“Because of the growth of our diagnostic imaging volume, we wanted to provide our patients with a facility specifically designed to meet their needs,” said Kem Mullins, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett chief executive officer. “The location of the diagnostic imaging center will provide our outpatients with convenient parking and access to the facility. The advanced technology will allow us to continue to provide our physicians with the imaging they need to provide the best possible care for their patients.”
The Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Imaging Center will also feature the Picture Archiving Communication System, also known as PACS. This system allows physicians to access the results of their patient’s imaging study from any computer. As a result, the next step in the patient’s treatment can be determined in a timely manner.
For more information, go to the Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Imaging Center website.
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