Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Acquires New MRI Machine for Enhanced Patient Comfort

Jul 6, 2015

New technology aims to provide faster exams, clearer images and fewer repeat scans


Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (July 6, 2015) – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s patients may now experience faster, more comfortable MRI exams with the MAGNETOM® Aera 1.5T Open Bore MRI system from Siemens Healthcare.

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging exam of soft tissue, bone and muscle and is one of the fastest growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States.

The addition of the Open Bore MRI system to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s radiology suite can help expand access to diagnostic imaging that supports a complete range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, cardiology, breast imaging and oncology.

“This machine was designed for optimal patient comfort and to help those who experience anxiety during an MRI exam feel more relaxed and at ease,” said hospital CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. “With the many advanced features of this new technology, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center will be able to provide high quality care in a more efficient manner.”

The MAGNETOM® Aera 1.5T Open Bore MRI system from Siemens Healthcare is designed to offer many benefits, including superb image quality to satisfy a wide range of medical needs and help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses. It also boasts a large 70 cm open bore – the tube-like structure of an MRI machine, where the patient lies during the imaging process – and can provide access for obese patients up to 550 lbs. Additionally, the system’s ultra-short bore (145 cm) may help alleviate concerns of claustrophobia since many exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the bore.

MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds and digital mammography can be beneficial equipment for fast, accurate imaging, which is helpful in diagnosing medical conditions. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is fully equipped, which means patients don’t have to travel far and wide to get the tests they need. Learn more about the hospital’s diagnostic imaging services by calling 561-694-7163.

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