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New MRI offers shorter scan times, greater patient comfort

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Goshen Hospital has purchased a new Canon MRI that uses a compressed speeder and artificial intelligence to achieve quicker scans in much less time while offering higher quality images. 

“This is a brand new technology in our community for making the scans quicker. Most brain scans take around 30 to 40 minutes. Now, we’ll be able to do them in 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the diagnosis,” said Michelle Sinkovics, MHA, Director of Imaging at Goshen Hospital. “All scans have been sped up from 30 to 40 percent. No other scanner in this area has this technology.”  

Other benefits of the new MRI to patients include a wider machine, which is better for patients who suffer from claustrophobia; an increased table limit so patients at higher weights will be able to be accommodated; and a quieter MRI experience. 

“We’re committed to providing our patients with the best experience available along the way from consultation to diagnosis to treatment. Shortening the length of time spent in an MRI can help patients feel more relaxed, comfortable and cared for,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and CEO. “Investing in the latest MRI technology is one of the ways we provide innovative and outstanding care to our community.” 

Goshen Hospital began using the new Canon MRI this month. MRIs are used to diagnose or obtain information on tumors and injuries or disease to the ligaments, joints, spine, brain, heart and digestive organs.

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