New 3T MRI Ensures Healthcare Stays Local

New 3T MRI Ensures Healthcare Stays Local

  • 5/20/2019 12:55:44 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

ONTARIO, OH - Avita Ontario Hospital has installed a new 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, enhancing patient care in a way that will keep more patients in Mansfield, rather than seeing them travel to Cleveland or Columbus for this type of healthcare technology.

The 3T MRI scanner offers advanced imaging services and a wider opening, making these scans more accessible and comfortable for patients with claustrophobia and patients weighing over 550 pounds. High resolution brain imaging allows specialists to identify tumors, strokes, and other brain malfunctions or injuries.

“The exclusive, local availability of a 3T MRI unit will enhance the ability to diagnose and manage many neurological and non-neurological conditions without the patient having to travel long distances for care,” explained Dr. R. Theodore Woodruff, Neurologist at Avita.

“When Avita was looking to purchase a new fixed MRI for Ontario Hospital, many of our physicians specifically asked for the more powerful 3T MRI in place of the 1.5T MRI that is common in our area,” explained Jerome Morasko, President & CEO of Avita Health System. “We decided to make the additional investment to enhance patient care and bring this technology to this area. Now patients no longer have to travel to Cleveland or Columbus for the tertiary care capabilities of a 3T MRI.”

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