Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
“No other MRI system in the region has the necessary speed or technology to perform comprehensive cardiovascular examinations,” said Scott Mattson, DO, FACC, director of noninvasive imaging for Lutheran Medical Group. “This generation of scanner has the potential to tell us more about the condition of the heart than numerous other tests combined.”
One of the most advanced scanners of its kind, the FDA-approved Toshiba Titan 3T, utilizes proven technology to provide higher-quality, optimal images in up to half the scanning time. Less scanning time increases patient comfort and improves image quality, resulting in quicker diagnoses and better outcomes. The Toshiba 3T offers many patient comforts not found on other models that are designed to minimize claustrophobia. These include one of the widest expansive open-bore designs (71 cm) and faster scan times.
Because of the level of detail it provides, the cardiac MRI makes it possible to diagnosis of a variety of medical conditions earlier. Earlier diagnosis leads to better treatment and better outcomes, which helps reduce overall health care costs.
“The cardiac MRI allows for a greater degree of accuracy and a faster diagnosis of cardiovascular disease,” said David Janizek, MD, Summit Radiology. “For most patients, this means they will be in and out of the suite quicker and their physician will know their results faster.”
Designed with both patients and physicians in mind, the environment is mindful of personal comfort, especially for those who suffer from claustrophobia, without compromising image quality and clinical performance.