February 9, 2012
And the super-short magnet allows many studies to be completed with the patient’s head outside the machine. While this is the preferred design by many claustrophobic patients, all patients enjoy the extra room.
Appointments available, Monday through Friday, from 7 AM to 7 PM and every other Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM.
Technical/medical advantages also include:
• Higher resolution imaging enabling radiologists to better diagnose problems.
• Sharper images due to less anxiety-related movement.
• Reduced need for sedation.
• Reduced anxiety.
• More flexibility in emergency situations.
•Ability to see a broad range of patients, including babies and young children, the critically ill, obese, and those with abnormal spinal curvature.
• Greater comfort for immobile patients.
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Patient testimonial: I was scheduled recently for an MRI exam, but I have a phobia of being in closed or tight spaces, so when I saw an ad that St. Croix Regional Medical Center had a new, roomier MRI, I rescheduled there. There is a lot of space and I didn’t feel claustrophobic at all. I’ve had two previous MRI’s, and this experience was clearly the best I’ve ever had. I was more comfortable, and Christopher, my Radiologic Technologist, prepared me well. I’d recommend SCRMC to anyone needing an MRI! Edwin Parmeter, Centuria