Madison Memorial ADDs Breakthrough MRI Scanner
Madison Memorial Hospital adds breakthrough MR scanner to boost image clarity, exam speed, and patient comfort
Rexburg, Idaho, Madison Memorial Hospital today confirmed that the “Go Live” date for their new MRI scanner will be June 3, 2013. Patients and physicians will now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 1.5T from Philips Healthcare. According to hospital spokesman Doug McBride, “This is the first to be implemented in southeastern Idaho. There are currently only 2 other units in Idaho, both based in Boise.”
This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MR scans with a high level of patient comfort. It can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition. This makes it less confining due to a larger 70cm bore rather than the previous 60cm opening. In fact, most scans can be performed with the patient’s head entirely out of the opening, creating a better patient experience. Patients will be able to select the ambient color for their room lighting and select their favorite music to listen to while being treated.
This new system incorporates a number of breakthrough technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed MR images needed to help confidently diagnose many different anatomical and structural problems in the body—including brain and nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, and organ disease.
“It gives our radiologists and referring physician’s access to the highest-quality images available, which assists them in making informed diagnoses. This new MRI is a win-win for our clinicians and our patients,
To learn more about MR imaging at Madison Memorial Hospital call Radiology at (208)359-6510.