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Titusville Area Hospital adds breakthrough MRI scanner

Fri, Sep 27th 2013 12:00 pm

Titusville, PA. Titusville Area Hospital today announced that patients and physicians now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 1.5T from Philips Healthcare. Titusville Area Hospital is the only facility in the region with this new MRI system.

This revolutionary technology is designed to quickly perform high-quality MRI scans with a high level of patient comfort. "The benefit to patients is that this machine significantly reduces exam time and has a wide opening to comfortably accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition," explained Dr. Lawrence Cooperstein, Diagnostic Radiologist at Titusville Area Hospital. "Because this new machine is less confining than other MRI systems, " continued Cooperstein, "most MRI scans we perform at Titusville Area Hospital can be completed with the patient's head entirely out of the opening, creating a better patient experience."

The Ingenia 1.5T incorporates a number of breakthrough technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed MRI images needed to help confidently diagnose many different anatomical and structural problems in the body—including brain and nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, and organ disease.

"Ingenia 1.5T image quality is excellent and it's fast," comments  Anthony J. Nasralla, President and CEO at Titusville Area Hospital.  "We can perform American College of Radiology recommended routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver with superb image quality. It gives our radiologists and referring physicians access to the high-quality images they need to make informed diagnoses. With this new technology, our patients experience fast, comfortable exams and fewer re-scans. Ingenia 1.5T is a win-win for our clinicians and our patients."

To learn more about MRI imaging at Titusville Area Hospital, visit the facility's web site at www.TitusvilleHospital.org or contact John Urey, Chief MRI Technologist, at 814-827-1851, extension 2610.

Physicians can refer patients by calling 814-827-1851, extensions 2610 or 4890.