Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile Offers Most Sensitive Cancer Imaging System Available

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile outpatient nuclear medicine department is now equipped with the area’s only five-ring new positron emission tomography – computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner, the most sensitive cancer imaging system available.

The GE Healthcare Discovery TM IQ’s five-ring system cuts scan time in half with less radiation exposure than other PET/CT scanners. Faster scans enhance patient comfort.

A PET scan can detect changes in the body on a cellular level, which enables doctors to identify a disease in its earliest stages. A combined PET/CT scan provides a special view that provides more precise information and more accuracy.

All PET/CT scans previously performed at Baptist Hospital will now be done at Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile which offers easier access and more parking.

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Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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