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L.A.'s Newest Advanced Imaging Center Houses New GE 64-Slice PET/CT and 3T MRI in Spa-Inspired Environment
Date:3/9/2009

LOS ANGELES, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Advanced Imaging, L.A.'s newest diagnostic imaging center, offers advanced technology that enables physicians to provide more accurate diagnoses earlier, often resulting in better outcomes for patients.

On the campus of White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles Advanced Imaging combines the comforts of a spa -- including serene colors, soft lighting, and a bubbling fountain -- with excellent medical expertise, exceptional service and two of the most sophisticated pieces of diagnostic imaging equipment found anywhere -- a 64-slice PET/CT and a 3T MRI.

"With this latest technology, physicians can offer painless alternatives to invasive procedures and detect disease earlier, when treatment is more likely to succeed," said Edward Gabriel, MD, Diagnostic Radiologist and Medical Director of Los Angeles Advanced Imaging. Additionally with the new technology, physicians can:

  • Pinpoint the location of a tumor, determine whether it is cancerous, what stage it is in and how aggressive it is
  • Survey the whole body for cancer that may have spread
  • Plan precise surgeries or radiation treatments
  • More clearly assess breast health
  • Monitor the success of cancer therapy
  • Scan the entire heart in one brief breath-hold to assess heart attack damage and locate blockages
  • Offer cardiac CT with up to 70% less radiation exposure
  • Diagnose brain and nervous system conditions
  • Perform quick, accurate cartilage assessments
  • Get answers faster, with exams as brief as 30 minutes

"As other hospitals are reducing services, we're proud to be able to offer this higher level of service to our community and the Greater Los Angeles region," said
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