BVRMC Now Offers Advanced MRI

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the installation of new scanning technology that combines the latest advancements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with the sophisticated engineering of a 1.5T wide bore system.

BVRMC Radiologist Dr. Ingrid Franze says, “The scanner offers new features and improvements to raise the level of imaging performance and quality designed to boost productivity, enhance patient comfort and deliver diagnostic clinical confidence to users and patients alike.”

This new scanner provides a new level of patient comfort with adaptable coil designs and acceleration techniques that minimize scan times and improve image quality. This is just another example of BVRMC’s commitment to providing our patients with the latest in diagnostic imaging technology.

Built with patient comfort in mind, the MRI, a SIGNA™ Artist, dramatically improves clinical performance levels through innovative applications that visualize the body like never before.

Some of the advanced features contributing to imaging excellence and unsurpassed patient comfort.

  • 96 channel wide bore configuration with 550 pound dockable table accommodates significantly larger patients.
  • Dedicated breast scan table with imbedded breast coil designed to meet the needs of breast MR imaging patients of all sizes.
  • Motion suppression software to successfully image patients with involuntary movement.
  • Feet first scanning available for all body parts lessening anxiety for many claustrophobic patients.
  • Advanced small field of view imaging capabilities provides excellent visualization of prostate, adrenals, IAC’s –areas previously considered difficult to adequately image.
  • Metal artifact suppression (metal implant imaging) is an important software application resulting in optimal image quality visualizing structures adjacent to metal implants.
  • Acoustical noise reduction.

“BVRMC’s new MRI sets a high standard for patient-centric care.  In MRI, patient comfort is key. We now have a wide bore scanner with the ability to scan any body part going head OR feet first. Not only does this reduce patient anxiety, we are now able to accommodate larger patient body size without compromising image quality,” states Dr. Franze.

Pictured in photo are Emily Ellefson, MRI Supervisor, and Cris Gonzalez, Radiologic Technologist.

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