Cy-Fair to Open Free-standing Imaging Center in Cypress 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 

Leading imaging technology and quality medical care for you and your family are now closer to home. Construction is currently underway on a new Imaging Center located at Highway 290 and Mueschke Road in northwest Houston. The center is a department of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, the acute care hospital located on FM 1960 near Jones Road that has been caring for the community since 1983.

The Imaging Center will begin serving patients in late March 2011. It will be adjacent to a new Emergency Center, which is also a department of Cy-Fair Hospital, to help provide easy access to advanced care for Cypress and neighboring communities.

“Comfort, convenience, and quality are all important things when you or your loved one is ill,” says Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “We are proud to offer families of our community all this and more by bringing advanced diagnostic imaging services right to their backyard.”

An extension of the Imaging Department at Cy-Fair Hospital, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology for a number of imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), mammography, and ultrasound, the Imaging Center will offer comprehensive diagnostic imaging services to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions and injuries.

X-ray, ultrasound, CT, digital mammography, and bone densitometry services as well as laboratory services will be available for emergent and outpatient diagnostic testing needs at the new center. The Imaging Center will feature a dedicated waiting area for patients with modern, comfortable accommodations.

Imaging studies performed at the Imaging Center at Highway 290 and Mueschke Road will be reviewed by board certified radiologists on the medical staff at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. The center will offer the Picture Archiving Communication System, also known as PACS, a secure system that allows physicians the ability to access the results of their patient’s imaging study from any computer so the next step in treatment can be determined in a timely manner.

“The community-based Imaging Center will allow patients to focus on receiving the diagnostic testing they need and on getting healthy with the benefits of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital - hospital-quality care, hospital-trained physicians and staff, the hospital’s extension In-Network coverage - without a visit to the hospital,” adds Wheeler.

As a department of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, the Imaging Center will offer the same In-Network benefits as the hospital with over 50 major health insurance plans. A full list of insurance plans accepted at Cypress Fairbanks facilities can be found online at in addition to news and developments on the new Imaging Center.