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Porter Hospital Acquires New wide bore MRI System

Middlebury-The UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center has recently acquired the new Philips Ingenia 1.5 Tesla MRI system, the first digital broadband MR scanner. According to Michelle Aines, Radiology Director at Porter, the new unit features faster scans, excellent image resolution, and a more open patient-centered experience.Our new MR unit can scan patients of varying size, age, and medical condition in less time than our previous MR system, and routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver are much faster than our recently replaced system” she said. “Even more complex scans may only last 15 to 40 minutes.”

She added, “The new MRI system also has a wide-bore opening designed to help patients feel less confined. In fact, most scans can be done with your head completely out of the system. This will help patients relax and allow us to obtain the images we need on the first scan.”

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