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Ribbon Cutting for Cutting Edge Imaging Technology at Stony Brook Medicine
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates one of the nation’s first simultaneous PET/MRI sites for clinical use at the new Lisa and Robert Lourie Imaging Suite at Stony Brook University Cancer Center
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
 
CUTTING EDGE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS DOCTORS TO TAKE “X-RAY VISION” TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates one of the nation’s first simultaneous PET/MRI sites for clinical use at the new Lisa and Robert Lourie Imaging Suite at Stony Brook University Cancer Center
 
Media Contact: Stony Brook Medicine 631-444-7880; On-site contact: Melissa Weir, cell: 631-487-4092
 
Stony Brook Medicine will be among the first clinical sites in U.S. to offer the next generation in imaging
 
MRI technology was developed at Stony Brook Medicine and is used today in medical centers around the world. Now, using the Siemens Biograph mMr, which fuses PET and MRI technology together, doctors at Stony Brook Medicine will better target and diagnose disease.  
 
It is the first simultaneous PET/MRI on Long Island and the 10th site in North America. The Siemens Biograph mMR hybrid imaging system is located in the new Lisa and Robert Lourie Imaging Suite at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, made possible with funding through a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie, matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $5 million.
 
VISUALS:
Media will have access to ribbon-cutting of new Imaging Suite; PET/MRI machine and adjacent control room with images on screen
 
WHY:
This new technology benefits patients by providing exceptional image quality and diagnostic capabilities, with the convenience of having two imaging procedures performed at the same time with low-dose radiation, in one appointment.
 
PET/MRI technology combines the excellent soft-tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging with the molecular information provided by Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to offer advanced imaging capabilities for more accurate disease staging, shorter, more comprehensive exams and faster results with superior diagnostic image quality.
 
WHO:
•    Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University
•    Ken Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
•    Lisa and Robert Lourie
•    Mark Schweitzer, MD, Chief of Diagnostic Imaging and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine
•    Ramin Parsey, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research

WHEN:
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 PM
 
DIRECTIONS TO STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY CANCER CENTER:
LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to first light and turn left on Edmund D. Pellegrino Drive, follow road to Cancer Center parking lot. Parking for media trucks will be available on the right side of Cancer Center building.


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