This technology provides increased quality, speed, and workflow
Washington County Hospital and Clinics(WCHC) emphasizes its dedication to quality patient care with the planned installation of the MAGNETOM Symphony 1.5T from Siemens Healthcare. Part of the MAGNETOM? Family of Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanners, the Symphony 1.5T will bring Washington County Hospital and Clinics Radiology department an ultra-high speed MRI machine that provides excellent image quality, short examinations, and increased departmental workflow. This means MRI will now be available Monday – Friday at WCHC. Installation will take place this fall.
“We strive to provide our community with a first-class healthcare facility and this new technology facilitates that goal,” says Denni Brown, Radiology Director. “The Symphony 1.5T’s speed and ease-of-use enables us to bring a variety of innovative applications and improved care to our facility.”
• The Siemens MRI scanners automate all imaging processes, making them faster and simpler for both the clinician and the patient to keep examination times to a minimum while maximizing patient comfort.
• Siemens MAGNETOM Symphony 1.5T can be used to perform a wide array of clinical applications, including neurology, angiography, spectroscopy, orthopedic and cardiac examinations. Also, all scanners are compatible with other modalities, giving clinicians a complete picture of a patient’s condition.
• The MAGNETOM Family represents a new level of support for radiology departments with total focus on patient care.
Space was allocated to house MRI in the new hospital building, but the room needs many preparations for this equipment. The Washington County Hospital Foundation has been raising funds for the past three years to help fund this project. Donors to the annual Holiday Appeal, unrestricted contributions and even supporters of the WCHF Gift Shop have helped to make this project possible. “We sincerely appreciate the support over the past three years. Because of the generous donations, WCHC will have improved imaging services for our community,” says Dennis Hunger, CEO at WCHC.
Date Posted: 2/23/2012