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ETMC Tyler adds breakthrough MRI for sharper images, faster exams and greater patient comfort

East Texas Medical Center Tyler has added the latest imaging system to give physicians sharper images and patients a faster exam time and greater comfort.

The Ingenia 3.0T from Philips Healthcare is the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system. This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MR scans with a greater level of patient comfort. Ingenia 3.0T can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age and physical condition. This makes Ingenia less confining and a more attractive noninvasive imaging option. In fact, most scans can be performed with the patient's head entirely out of the opening, creating a better patient experience.

The Ingenia 3.0T incorporates a number of breakthrough technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed MR 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 3.0T image quality is excellent and it's fast," said Bill Tobin, director of radiology at ETMC Tyler. "We can perform American College of Radiology recommended routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle and liver in less than eight minutes, with superb image quality. It gives our radiologists and referring physicians access to the high-quality images they need to make informed diagnoses. With Ingenia 3.0T, our patients experience fast, comfortable exams and fewer re-scans."

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