MRI (Magnetic Resonance Scanner)

Washington Health System Washington Hospital’s high field strength open bore MRI scanner provides a solution for both claustrophobic and overweight patients without comprising quality or increasing exam time. With the installation of the region’s only high field strength Open Bore MRI scanner, Washington Health System Washington Hospital has the ability to provide a solution for both claustrophobic and overweight patients without comprising quality or increasing exam time. This state- of- the-art MRI features increased head and elbow room, shorter exam times and state-of-the-art image quality. The new short bore magnet looks similar to a traditional CT scanner, which means most of the patient’s body is outside of the area where the scanning takes place.

 

MRI is used to diagnose a broad range of conditions without the use of x-rays or contrast materials. The MRI scanners are capable of total body imaging, as well as advanced cardiac and vascular imaging, which has the potential to make more invasive procedures performed with guide wires and catheters unnecessary.

 

The greater the image quality, the more accurate and dependable your doctor’s diagnosis will be, allowing you to receive the highest level of care.

 

This new technology is able to provide clinical applications in neurology, MR angiography (MRA), spectroscopy, and orthopedic and cardiac examinations.

 

Washington Health System Washington Hospital’s state-of-the-art MRI scanners and their high-field strength give your doctor the superior image quality required for the most accurate diagnosis while providing the patient a comfortable environment.

 

  • Next-day appointments (if your insurance permits)
  • All the advantages of an open MRI, plus enhanced image quality
  • Advanced cardiac and vascular imaging
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Week-end appointments available
  • Evening appointments available

 

For more information, please talk to your doctor or call (724) 223-3319 or 3318

 

Full accreditation by the American College of Radiology -- all equipment and techniques used meet or exceed nationally accepted quality assurance and safety guidelines.