Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) has upgraded its MRI system to the advanced Optima™ MR450w MRI system from GE Healthcare. VHH now has the same, premier diagnostic imaging as some of the most prestigious cancer organizations in Southern California.
The new in-house MRI system uses advanced, cutting-edge technology while providing extra comfort for the patient. It delivers accurate imaging capability, allows for reduced wait times, and offers quiet technology to reduce acoustic noise. The new MRI technology also maximizes comfort for each patient with an extra wide comfortable and less claustrophobic patient space.
The new MRI system has a specialized breast imaging system that allows for quick and comfortable scans. It also has the capability to perform accurate breast biopsies with reduced complications due to clearer, detailed images available before a biopsy. Patients will also have access to MRI imaging 24/7 while receiving the highest-quality care by board-certified MRI technologists (they are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT).
“We are very proud to have such an advanced imaging system here at Verdugo Hills Hospital,” said Scott Cameron, Administrative Director of Diagnostic Services at VHH. “This is the type of technology you would normally see at a university hospital or major medical center. The addition of breast imaging and MR-guided breast biopsy means that our patients will no longer have to go out of the community to receive this type of specialized care.”
The new MRI system, along with VHH’s full-field digital mammography system also by GE Healthcare, will help physicians make the most accurate diagnosis.
For more information on the new MRI system or the VHH Medical Imaging Department, please call (818) 952-2266.