Technology Worth a Million Words
- Wide Bore MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an excellent diagnostic tool for physicians, but can sometimes cause anxiety for patients uncomfortable in small spaces. A new advanced MRI option, the Wide Bore MRI, is now available at Decatur Memorial Hospital and Forsyth Imaging Center. This state-of-the-art technology provides precise disease detection with a wider opening to relieve feelings of claustrophobia for MRI Patients. When you need an MRI scan, discuss the options at DMH with your physician.
- Philips Panorama 1.0T open high-field MRI
Decatur Memorial Hospital’s South Shores Imaging Center is only the second in the United States and the third in the world to install the Philips Panorama 1.0T open high-field MRI system combined with a virtual environment.
- 3 Tesla MRI
DMH is the first in the state of Illinois to offer the GE Discovery 750w 3.0T MRI with the new PET/CT + MR technology. This new 70 cm flared, open bore design includes new patient coils that are softer and flexible, improving patient comfort for everyone. The 10cm wider magnet size is especially comfortable for larger patients who found MRI systems to be confining. The table is designed with different cushion densities which help alleviate pressure points for a more relaxing exam. The new PET/CT + MR technology allows us to fuse three powerful imaging modalities in to one diagnostic image providing doctors with the latest technology for the management of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.