St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Improves Imaging Technology
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital installed its new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine on Sunday, March 25. The superconducting magnet that is the centerpiece of the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment was lowered by crane through an opening constructed in the roof of the Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. The new MRI has several patient-focused features that improve comfort and range of patients who can be imaged by MRI. Its large bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient and reduces acoustic noise, both helpful for claustrophobic patients. The MRI is anticipated to be open for appointments by late spring.