2012-04-13 / Community

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Improves Imaging Technology


The superconducting magnet of the MRI was lowered through an opening in the ceiling of its prepared placement area in the Imaging Department. The new MRI at St. John’s is expected to be operational by late spring. The superconducting magnet of the MRI was lowered through an opening in the ceiling of its prepared placement area in the Imaging Department. The new MRI at St. John’s is expected to be operational by late spring. 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.



A crane lifted the superconducting magnet off a flatbed truck and through an opening in the roof of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. The new MRI at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has a greater feeling of openness for the patient and reduced acoustic noise, both elements helpful to the claustrophobic patient. In addition it offers the option of MRI of the breasts, indicated in certain breast pathology as a follow-up to mammography A crane lifted the superconducting magnet off a flatbed truck and through an opening in the roof of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. The new MRI at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has a greater feeling of openness for the patient and reduced acoustic noise, both elements helpful to the claustrophobic patient. In addition it offers the option of MRI of the breasts, indicated in certain breast pathology as a follow-up to mammography

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