Big Medical News for Shreveport Region
Groundbreaking news from the medical world in Shreveport today. BRF has opened a state-of-the-art molecular imaging center
This Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy is one of only a handful of similar centers in the nation.
Here's Information from the News Release:
Twenty-seven years ago, BRF placed Shreveport on the map as a pioneer in molecular imaging by opening Louisiana’s first positron emission tomography (PET) center. Today, BRF is again advancing Shreveport as a leader in molecular imaging with the opening of its new $19.5 million, 23,000 square foot Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy (CMIT).
This total price tag includes construction of the facility and buying all of the necessary high tech equipment. The money came from several groups including BRF, the state, community groups and private donors. CMIT is now one of only a handful of privately operated facilities in the nation with similar capabilities and host of services.
What Will CMIT Be Doing?
· Clinical services enabling patients to receive the highest quality molecular imaging and therapy care available.
· Manufacturing services providing hospitals and research centers with the most up-to-date radiopharmaceuticals available.
· Basic and preclinical research capabilities and services including personnel and equipment to develop new radiopharmaceuticals and support collaborations with higher education institutions and pharmaceutical companies.
This facility will help promote economic development and will bring at least 25 highly trained jobs to our community with the potential to grow that number.
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says “the new Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy will enhance Louisiana’s position in the increasingly competitive life sciences sector by attracting contracts from out-of-state entities that drive revenue streams and create high-paying jobs. I congratulate BRF on advancing molecular imaging care for Louisiana patients while promoting the kind of groundbreaking research and collaboration that the healthcare industry has come to expect from our state.”
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