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Imaging/Radiology

High Field Open MRI

On July 22, 2008, St. Mary Medical Center became the first clinical site in the nation to offer the Hitachi Oasis high-field Open MRI system.

This innovative technology combines the best of both worlds -- an open environment for patient comfort coupled with outstanding image quality preferred by physicians.

The speed and resolution of the sophisticated design increases diagnostic capabilities in orthopedic, neurological, and vascular imaging. As a result, physicians can made better informed decisions about treatment options and surgical procedures.

The open, vertical field whole body magnet makes the scanning procedure as pleasant as possible, especially for large patients, the elderly and the young, and those with limited mobility.

Superb image contrast make the open MRI unit an ideal choice for orthopedic imaging. Contrast and non-constrast methods are available for evaluating the cerebral vascular system and vascular structures. Fast scanning and respiratory gating reduces breathing motion for clearer imaging studies.