Samaritan Medical Center today announced that patients and physicians now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 3.0T from Philips Healthcare. The machine, which was lifted through the roof for installation on July 20, has been inspected by the Department of Health and is open for operation.
This breakthrough MRI machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality scans with a high level of patient comfort. Ingenia 3.0T can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition. This makes Ingenia less confining than other MRI systems and a more attractive non-invasive imaging option for patients at Samaritan Medical Center.
In fact, most scans can be performed with the patient’s head entirely out of the opening, creating a better patient experience.
The new machine incorporates a number of breakthrough MRI technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed MRI 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.
“Ingenia 3.0T image quality is excellent and it’s fast,” said James Farr, director of Imaging Services at Samaritan Medical Center. “We can perform routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver in less than eight minutes, with superb image quality. It gives our radiologists and referring physicians access to the high-quality images they need to make informed diagnoses.”
“With Ingenia 3.0T,” he said, “our patients experience fast, comfortable exams and fewer re-scans. Ingenia 3.0T is a win-win for our clinicians and our patients.”
To learn more about the new 3.0T MRI at Samaritan, click here. Physicians ordering an MRI for their patients, or patients with a doctor’s order, can schedule an appointment by calling 315-779-5200.