The X-ray has had its place in the sun, helping doctors diagnose all manner of breaks and blockages in patients since it was first used in the late nineteenth century. But the good has come with a dose of bad: Studies have shown exposure to the radiation required for clear pictures can lead to health problems such as cancer. That’s why Jupiter Medical Center (561-263-2234) recently installed the Optima CT540, an advanced diagnostic computer tomography system. Created by GE Healthcare, the Optima CT540 uses lower radiation levels to create crisper pictures than conventional X-rays, which in turn improves diagnoses. Jupiter Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to offer the Optima CT540.