Tuesday was the first official day of a new “high-field magnetic resonance” imaging (MRI) system that is located in a large vehicle that is stationed at the front of the hospital.
“We can now look at very small blood vessels in the brain to spot aneurisms, or identify plaque build-ups in the carotid arteries that might lead to future stroke,” Director of Radiology Jo Kirkwood said.
The new machinery will allow radiologists and doctors to look at a wide range of patients, including orthopedic as well as neurology patients.
“The new MRI system allows the hospital to expand diagnostic services to substantially more patients in the region than before,” a release from the hospital said.
The new system will allow doctors to see into the most complicated and intricate places in the body, according to the release, which will in turn allow the doctors to diagnose more ailments that might be with the patient. Therefore the hospital may even see more revenue from the new system, which, under the hopes of administrators, will expand the reaches of the hospital.
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