August 09, 2010
Powerful MRI System Installed at Victoria Imaging in Victoria Medical Park
Today, West Volusia Residents receive it’s most powerful 3T MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) system, the GE Healthcare Discovery TM MR750 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) system. The six ton MRI magnet was installed in the facility at Victoria Imaging in Florida Hospital DeLand’s Victoria Medical Park, scheduled to open in October 2010.
“This MRI system was built to take advantage of the newest development in computer, magnet and gradient technology,” said Wesley Harden, Imaging Director. “Today is a big day. We are one step closer to providing first of its kind technology to our the West Volusia community.”
MRI is a non-invasive procedure used to visualize the structure and function of the body, relying on a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed images of the body in any plane. The Discovery MR750 offers substantial benefits for patients at Victoria Imaging in need of an MRI, including increased comfort, reduced exam times, and less need for rescanning due to patient movement.
The Discovery MR750’s powerful 3.0T magnet delivers strong whole-body gradients, resulting in fast and highly accurate reproducible scans in high definition, providing physicians the ability to see smaller structures. This powerful technology, coupled with enhanced imaging techniques, helps physicians to make a more confident diagnosis for their patients.
These technological developments, along with a comprehensive application suite designed for specific clinical areas, ensure the Discovery MR750 delivers outstanding images in body, breast, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, cardiac and pediatric imaging.
While MRI offers general improvements over traditional imaging techniques, such as X-rays, Sergio Pineiro, DO, Chief Radiologist at Florida Hospital DeLand, notes that not every MRI is alike – and the Discovery MR750 MRI provides clear advantages to Victoria Imaging patients and doctors.
“The Discovery MR750 will help simplify exams while improving diagnostic quality,” Pineiro said. “The addition of this powerful new imaging tool is part of our ongoing effort to use the very best technology available, making critical imaging processes as confident and comfortable as possible for our patients at the Victoria Park facility.”