On December 1, 2015, there was much excitement at Phelps as the first patient stepped through the doors of the hospital’s high-tech, high-touch new MRI Center. The center, located in the area of the previous main entrance, is home to the MAGNETOM Aera MRI system, which is faster, quieter and more spacious than standard MRIs and greatly adds to patient comfort during exams.
The MRI’s design features a wider opening, which helps reduce the closed-in feeling of traditional MRIs. Not only can patients select the music they’d like to listen to during the exam, they can also choose from a selection of custom mood lighting. Another feature adding to patient comfort is the short magnet, which allows for most exams to be performed with the patient’s head outside of the MRI. Most importantly, advanced technology allows for a faster exam and the system’s powerful magnet produces high-quality images for an accurate diagnosis.
The addition of this new MRI scanner to Phelps radiology services has expanded access to diagnostic imaging services supporting a complete range of applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, cardiology, prostate and breast imaging, oncology, biopsies and more.
Phelps Radiology is the only hospital radiology department in the region to have achieved designation as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, which means it is accredited in all of the ACR-rated imaging services it provides.
To schedule an appointment at the MRI Center, call 914-366-3444.
New MRI Center waiting room.
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Radiology staff at ribbon cutting celebration.