Jupiter Medical Center has gained national recognition as being a leader in decreasing radiation exposure for patients undertaking computed tomography (CT) scans. It became the first medical center in the United States to be named a “show site” for others to come and observe the state of the art Optima CT540 CT Scanner.
The new Optima CT540, manufactured by General Electric, “optimizes the patient experiences while continuing to provide exquisite image quality. It answers your need for exceptional clinical results with an increased volume of patient throughput and a focus on patient centered tasks.” It allows for simple patient positioning thusly resulting in faster scans. Faster operation translates into shorter radiation exposure time.
Dr. Lee Fox, Chief of Radiology, Jupiter Medical Center was quoted as saying, “We are very excited to have this technology here and to have been chosen by GE as a site for others to come and observe how it works.” According to Dr. Fox, Jupiter Medical Center was chosen because of its history of leadership over the past five or six years in adopting new technology to reduce radiation exposure. “The last generation of our machines already produced significantly less radiation exposure from the generation that came before them, and the CT 540 produces 50% less than those machines. We are in a league of our own in this area,” he said.
Jupiter Medical Center is located at 1210 South Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL and has been named one of the nation’s 50 Best Hospitals for the third year in a row (2011 – 2013). This distinction, which was achieved based on clinical performance over several years, places Jupiter Medical Center in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide!