The MRI suite is now completely renovated which dramatically improves the patient experience in terms of comfort, speed and sound. Our new advanced MRI system has a wider platform (bore), designed to accommodate larger patients. Its design also enables the patient’s head to remain outside of the unit, which helps prevent or alleviate claustrophobia.
These new features enable us to serve an additional segment of patients—those who previously traveled outside the community for an MRI because of their physical size or claustrophobia. Since the new equipment is much less confining, it may prevent some adult and pediatric patients from having to be sedated for claustrophobic reasons.
Our radiology department performs 2,500 MRI procedures each year on an inpatient, outpatient, and emergency basis.