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OUR BRAND NEW PET-CT HAS NOW ARRIVED

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Sunshine Coast Medical Imaging, a sister company to Wesley Medical Imaging, commenced business at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim in January 2015.  In December 2015, SCMI commenced the first PET-CT service available on the Sunshine Coast.  SCMI made the decision to not delay this important service to this area, noting issues with manufacturers and new system availability.  SCMI continued with their plan to commence this service by installing a PET-CT from our partner company until our brand new GE Discovery* PET/CT 710 became available.

When will this happen?

SCMI endeavours to have the new PET-CT up and running by Monday 19th December 2016.

Will there be any interruptions to current service?

Our PET-CT service will be unavailable from 23rd November until 19th December 2016.  During this time, referrers may wish to direct any PET-CT referrals that are required to be completed before 19th December to our sister company in Brisbane, Wesley Medical Imaging.

What does this mean?

  • The Discovery PET/CT 710’s enhanced speed, power and accuracy provides low dose, high image quality and reliability
  • Improved PET-CT service with minimal delays and interruptions
  • Faster, efficient scan time for patients
  • More efficient and timely scheduling of patients
  • One of the most advanced PET-CT scanners available featuring high sensitivity, advanced protocol flexibility and high-definition image reconstruction

Will anything change else change with this service?

There will be no other changes to our service – our onsite dual trained Radiologist/Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT Specialist, Professor Ken Miles, will continue to be supported by our Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT Specialist Doctors from Wesley Medical Imaging.  All Medicare eligible PET-CT scans will continue to be bulk-billed.

Want to know more?

If you would like any further information regarding the above service please don’t hesitate to contact:

Katrina Palmer:  Customer Relationship & Marketing Manager 0437 898 616 or kpalmer@ucmi.com.au

Damon Dickinson:  Chief Medical Imaging Technologist 0447 163 142 or ddickinson@ucmi.com.au