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New PET/CT Technology at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Offers Improved Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

PORT ARTHUR, Texas.  Monday– April 11, 2011.  The Medical Center of Southeast Texas will offer patients a powerful new diagnostic imaging system known as PET/CT.  This hybrid technology combines the strengths of two well-established imaging modalities in one imaging session to more accurately diagnose and locate cancers while increasing patient comfort.

A PET/CT scan is noninvasive, painless and takes about 30 minutes. Along with providing better imaging data, it notably increases patient comfort and convenience by reducing the number of scanning sessions a patient must undergo.

“This is a great service to the community,” said Michael Landry, CEO.  “We are striving to provide a high level of care at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.”

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is a 224-bed hospital providing a full range of hospital services to Port Arthur and the surrounding communities.  The hospital is part of IASIS Healthcare® LLC, a leading owner and operator of hospitals with facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and Utah.

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is a physician-owned hospital as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn(d)(3).