Welcome to Stony Brook Medicine Imaging Services. As Suffolk County’s only academic medical center, we support local physicians and community hospitals through our expertise and specialized services. Our outpatient imaging centers allow us to make sure that everyone in the community has access to the most sophisticated diagnostic tools only available at Stony Brook University centers.
We have opened a new, $6.3 million MRI Suite at Stony Brook University Hospital. It houses a Siemens Magnetom Skyra 3T MRI scanner and a Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T scanner. Both are top-of-the-line, open-bore machines. The open design is ideal for patients who have claustrophobia, or may be too large for closed machines. Plus, having these MRI scanners right there in the hospital gives patients an additional level of convenience with a fast turnaround of results.
On the University side of our campus, we have the highest gradient 3T MRI available in the world. One of only a dozen sited in the entire United States.
To diagnose potential heart attacks, Stony Brooks’ Emergency Room has a 320-slice CT scanner. This scanner also allows us to image stroke patients quickly and rapidly.
Recently we became the first place on Long Island to offer a simultaneous PET/MRI scanner. The technology is utilized for diagnosing numerous conditions, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. The exceptional image quality of the PET/MRI machine helps in surgical planning. The combination of structural-functional information PET/MRI provides is driving our research into the innermost workings of the human body. All of this supports Stony Brook’s robust progress as one of the preeminent molecular imaging facilities in the country.
We are in the process of building an expanded imaging center dedicated to neurosciences. It will be located in the new Bed Tower adjacent to the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, opening in 2018.
The synthesis of clinical care, research and education is the foundation of our academic medical center. This type of imaging is only available at the leading edge of academic health science centers like at Stony Brook.
Imaging is integral to strengthening that foundation and to helping Stony Brook Medicine grow. Our goal is to bring innovations in healthcare and pioneering technology to our patients so that we can make a difference in the people’s lives who are a part of our community.
It’s an exciting time to be at Stony Brook, and we look forward to shaping the future of medicine with you.