Patients in need of routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans can now take advantage of some of the most advanced MR imaging services in a magnet, designed with patient comfort in mind. Signature Healthcare has installed a MAGNETOM® Verio MRI scanner, the world's first open bore 3T MRI, at its 110 Liberty Street location in Brockton.
The MAGNETOM® Verio MRI offers excellent image quality and diagnostic capabilities, along with exceptional patient comfort thanks to a large 70-cm opening. With one foot of spacious headroom, patients will no longer feel like they are “nose to nose” with the top of the magnet.
“Tight confines of older MRIs are no longer an issue with our new machine,” said Sue Boulanger, Director, Imaging Services
for Signature Healthcare. “The system’s large opening is wide enough to accommodate a diverse array of patients, including those who have traditionally been hard to image, such as children, obese patients, the elderly and patients with claustrophobia.”
At 3T, the new MRI has the strongest magnet field strength used clinically today, giving Signature Healthcare physicians access to many applications, including orthopedic and cartilage assessment, and breast, vascular and cardiac imaging.
The total imaging matrix technology of the MAGNETOM® Verio makes patient repositioning virtually unnecessary, allowing increased speed for most MRI exams. In addition, Signature Healthcare's imaging center
at 110 Liberty St. now has expanded hours, open all day on Saturday for your imaging needs:
Monday thru Friday 6:45am - 10:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm.