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ETMC brings high resolution MRI to Tyler

ETMC Tyler today announced that patients and physicians in the region can now access one of the newest and highest-resolution magnetic resonance imaging scanners available: the Ingenia 1.5T system from Philips Healthcare.

The MRI provides high image quality to aid diagnostic confidence, increase clinical versatility and improve productivity by shortening exam times. In addition, patients will appreciate its many comfort-related features.

ETMC's Ingenia 1.5T system facilitates the delivery of crisp image clarity to help clinicians make informed decisions for a wide range of procedures. The Ingenia 1.5T can assist radiologists and physicians in the earlier diagnosis of a variety of medical conditions, including brain and nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease and organ disease.

The system also offers a more comfortable patient experience. With a simplified pre-exam set-up, and a large 70cm bore, the system is more comfortable for patients and operators. "We expect to gain as much as a 30 percent increase in throughput compared to previous generation systems," said Bill Tobin, director of ETMC radiology. "With both a wide bore and a large field of view, we also expect to do a variety of scanning procedures. For doctors and patients who understand that the latest technology can improve outcomes, the Ingenia 1.5T MR system we have installed represents what they have been looking for: the very latest technology that provides exceptional image quality in the most patient-friendly environment. It is of tremendous diagnostic benefit to the community," said Tobin.

ETMC is pleased to be able to offer this important improvement in healthcare to its patients. Patient referrals may be made by calling 800-648-8141.

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