UMC To Open New Heart Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/29/05

UMC To Open New Heart Center

There are only three flat imaging machines to scan the heart in the United States, and all three are right here in Lubbock.

University Medical Center gave NewsChannel 11 a sneak peak of its new heart center Thursday. The center is housed on the hospital's fifth and sixth floor and is set to open Monday. It features three cardiac catherization labs, a cardio-pulmonary lab, nuclear medicine department and a twelve bed out-patient unit. The imaging machines work like digital cameras and give doctors instant images.

"The equipment is designed so physicians can concentrate on patient care and can work closer with patients and also technologists," Simadzu Medical Systems General Manager, Frank Halovanic said.

Again, UMC is the only hospital in the nation outfitted with this new technology.

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