The centre is currently under construction at Belgard Square West and the company behind it, Affidea Ireland, say the new €3.5 million facility will bring ten jobs to Tallaght when it opens in May.
Affidea are the leading independent imaging provider in this country and the new centre will provide the highest-quality scans available which will be of great benefit to patients who experience claustrophobia or can’t deal with the noise of older scanners.
The company operates eleven diagnostic centres on the island of Ireland: three in Dublin, two in Cork and Belfast and one each in Kilkenny, Kildare, Sligo, Naas and Letterkenny.
They are also reportedly looking at other businesses nationwide.
Tom Finn, the chief executive of Affidea Ireland, said the market was “a very big part” of the group’s expansion plans.
In 2015 Affidea, which is owned by the Swiss billionaire philanthropist Ernesto Bertarelli, bought Vista Medical Imaging in Naas, Co Kildare.
Speaking of the Tallaght centre CEO Tom Finn said:
“Affidea currently caters to Dublin patients with centres in Santry, Dundrum and Dublin City, however the Tallaght centre will ensure local patients have greater accessibility to medical scans, quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards”.