Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Regional Urology installs powerful MRI

by BIZ. Staff

Regional Urology’s new MRI continues its drive to stay on the forefront of new procedures and technology. 

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool used for non-invasive imaging and will be instrumental in providing a more accurate and timely diagnoses of diseases and ailments ranging from prostate cancer to ruptured tendons in the foot.

The MRI installed at Regional Urology is a Philips Achieva 3.0T, which, according to Regional Urology, is the most powerful MRI in the Ark-La-Tex.  A 3.0T has a greater signal-to-noise ratio, which generates a higher quality image than its 1.5T counterparts. 

Dr. Kurt Grozinger, Radiologist for Regional Urology, agrees that “a 3 Tesla magnet provides the optimal imaging parameters in diagnosing prostate carcinoma.”  Clearer images lead to more accurate diagnoses which in turn saves more lives.  This was the driving reason that Regional Urology chose a 3.0T over the more common 1.5T MRI.

The MRI in the Regional Urology Oncology and Radiation Center at 301 Bert Kouns is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  ACR accredited machines are held to a higher standard of compliance and quality assurance to insure patients are being scanned optimally to produce the best image results. 

Regional Urology is accepting outside referral scans and is currently able to image abdomen, ankle, brain, foot, pelvis, prostate, lumbar spine, and thoracic spine.

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