A multi-million dollar medical imaging centre has officially opened in Port Macquarie's Highfields Circuit.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack cut the ribbon to mark Highfields Imaging's official opening on Monday, March 11.
The centre's medical imaging technology includes the first PET-CT scanner in the Port Macquarie area.
The scanner uses the latest technology to see cancer and other pathology.
The Mid North Coast Diagnostic Imaging's centre represents a $19.3 million investment which covers the building, equipment and fit-out.
Mr McCormack said when you had a healthy community, you had a happy community.
He congratulated those involved with the centre.
Mr McCormack said Highfields Imaging was a wonderful facility built by local people for local people.
"I know what a difference this is going to make to the healthcare options, the healthcare needs and the healthcare future of the Mid-North Coast," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
Healthcare Imaging Services state manager - regional NSW Matt Ayers said there was a need to bring all of these state of the art imaging facilities under one roof and introduce a new service with the PET-CT scanner.
The centre's technology ranges from the PET-CT scanner to MRI scanner, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and digital X-ray.
Mid North Coast Diagnostic Imaging senior radiologist Dr Peter Stein said the centre would provide a comprehensive range of the very latest medical imaging technologies that would enable faster scan times, excellent image quality and increased patient comfort.
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