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Hagerstown Imaging's new facility houses open PET/CT scanner

May 04, 2012
  • Hagerstown Imaging technician Eric Martin explains the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) unit to Lynne Hammann, left, and Pat Crowley, right, at Hagerstown Imaging open house on Robinwood Dr.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

Hagerstown Imaging, which provides diagnostic imaging to patients from across the Tri-State area, held a grand opening on Friday of its new location in the Varsity Professional Center in Hagerstown.

The ceremony and open house — attended by Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Washington County government officials and members of the health care community — was held at the facility located between Robinwood Medical Center and Hagerstown Community College at 11236 Robinwood Drive, Suite 106.

The new facility has an advanced, 16-slice, open design Positron Emission Tomography — Computed Tomography, or PET/CT, scanner, the company said in a news release.

The scanner uses 4D technology, which detects abnormalities accurately and uses smaller radioactive quantities to minimize radiation exposure, the release said.

Hagerstown Imaging invited guests to donate to the Washington County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event on June 15 at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds.

In exchange for each donation, donors had an opportunity to write on a paper cupcake the names of loved ones who fought cancer. The cupcakes will remain in the lobby until the Relay for Life, the release said.

More information can be obtained by contacting Hagerstown Imaging at 301-797-4092 or at www.hagerstownimaging.org.

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