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October 4, 2011

MAURY REGIONAL IS FIRST IN THE STATE TO ACQUIRE THE MOST POWERFUL HIGH-FIELD OPEN MRI IMAGING SYSTEM

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) recently completed installation of the Hitachi OasisTM high-field open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system and is now conducting imaging studies with this state-of-the-art equipment. According to Director of Imaging Pam Williams, MRMC is the first in Tennessee to offer this high-field open MRI.

“This technology offers high resolution imaging and short scan times in an open environment, giving physicians and patients access to the most advanced diagnostic imaging techniques currently available in the health care industry,” said Williams.

The OasisTM open MRI provides a 270˚ unobstructed view, which minimizes anxiety and claustrophobia and maximizes a more pleasant environment for the patient during the exam. The design makes this MRI ideal for pediatric patients, elderly patients with limited mobility, claustrophobic patients, and obese patients weighing up to 660 pounds.

According to Williams, the OasisTM open MRI has the most accommodating open patient design, as well as a broad range of clinical capabilities and features to meet the demand of today’s diagnostic imaging professionals. The powerful technology features an ultra-fast workstation to make patient exams as quick and smooth as possible. Its imaging power is further boosted by an array of anatomically-specific, optimized receiver coils that allow advanced imaging applications ranging from neurology and vascular to orthopedic and women’s health.

All studies are conducted by licensed MRI technologists and are interpreted by board certified radiologists on the medical staff. For more information, call 931.380.4055.