SOURCE: Michigan Resonance Imaging

Michigan Resonance Imaging

May 04, 2011 11:38 ET

Michigan Resonance Imaging Provides Patients With the Most Detailed MRI Scans in the U.S.

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Michigan Resonance Imaging is using the newest Siemens Aera 1.5T Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine to treat patients at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

"This new machine is another example of how Michigan Resonance Imaging strives to provide the best technology and care for our patients and our hospital partners," said Deb Montrose, Michigan Resonance Imaging chief technologist. "We are proud to be the first provider to bring this technology to Michigan patients and to offer one of the few Siemens Area 1.5T machines in the entire country."

The patient-friendly design of this magnet will allow patients with claustrophobia, as well as patients who are larger, to have a comfortable MRI examination that produces the sharpest, most detailed images in the country.

"Our patients now have an on-site MRI option that is not only more comfortable, but allows for a more precise image," said Frank Sottile, MD, Crittenton chief medical officer.

The new Siemens Area 1.5T began providing services at the end of March. It was the first unit of its kind in the entire state of Michigan. This new MRI complements the five other world-class MRIs in use at Michigan Resonance Imaging. It is their second open MRI unit.

"This 1.5 Tesla Open MRI machine provides much more detailed images than other 1.5 Tesla MRI machines in the state," said John E. Lamacchia, MD, Crittenton orthopedic spine surgeon. "It has allowed physicians like myself to have more accurate diagnosis, which results in superior care and better outcomes."

About Michigan Resonance Imaging
Michigan Resonance Imaging has eight locations throughout S.E. Michigan and is a non-profit joint venture between Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Pontiac Osteopathic Regional Medical Center and Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. For more information, please visit: www.mriofmichigan.com.

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