Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

An inside look

New center to offer advanced imaging services

Summer 2008

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Stanford Medicine Imaging features state-of-the-art equipment for patients and medical researchers, including magnetic resonance imaging.

State-of-the-art technology is paired with a patient-centric focus at Stanford Medicine Imaging, a new facility in Palo Alto.

The outpatient center, which opened in June, will focus on serving patients and referring physicians from throughout the Bay Area with prompt, responsive and informative feedback on imaging studies. The 10,000-square-foot building will feature the latest computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, with subspecialty imaging expertise provided by Stanford radiologists.

“We are devoted to advancing the power of imaging to detect disease at the earliest possible phase and to using these powerful new technologies to help provide optimal care to our community,” said Gary Glazer, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology. The center’s leading-edge technologies, together with frequent equipment upgrades, will also allow physicians, physicists and engineers to carry out research directed toward advancing medical imaging, he added.

The center’s CT and MRI technologies include clinical capabilities for imaging the body, musculoskeletal structures, coronary arteries and nervous system.

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In addition to its medical resources, Stanford Medicine Imaging will offer amenities aimed at making the patient experience comfortable and convenient. Warm colors were used to create an inviting atmosphere, while individual rooms replace traditional changing areas to give patients greater privacy. Services will include an on-site concierge, valet parking and a patient education center and Stanford Health Library kiosk that will offer access to print and Web-based health information.

The new center is owned and operated by Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to Stanford Medicine Imaging, imaging services are offered at Stanford Hospital and the Blake Wilbur Outpatient Center, and will be expanded in early 2009 to the new Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City.

Stanford Medicine Imaging is located at 451 Sherman Ave., one block south of California Avenue in Palo Alto. For information, call 650-721-4624.


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