RED WING, Minn. — A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Mayo Clinic Health System’s new GE1.5 Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner was held May 1, 2017. Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce representatives along with leaders and employees at the medical center attended the ceremony.
Patients will benefit from safe and painless advanced imaging to better diagnose health issues of the bones, tissues and internal organs. The new GE 1.5 Tesla scanner allows imaging of bariatric patients and offers scans of smaller extremities such as wrists and fingers.
Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D., Division Chair of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, highlighted the positive impact the scanner will have on the patient experience.
“This machine and its capabilities are identical to those used at Mayo Clinic in Rochester,” says Dr. Amrami. “Patients here can be confident they are receiving the highest-quality images and those images help our physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses.”
This newer technology, capable of high complexity scans, enhances the level of MRI care provided in the Red Wing community.
“I want to thank our staff and the Red Wing community for their patience as we completed this important project,” says Brian Whited, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing. “We can now look forward to providing essential imaging options for our patients. Advanced imaging, like this MRI in Red Wing, allows our clinicians to provide efficient, cost-effective care for our patients close to home.” Mayo Clinic Health System invested over $3 million for the project.
Red Wing’s new MRI will begin scanning patients on Tuesday, May 2.
Local and regional Mayo Clinic Health System leadership joined employees and Red Wing Area Chamber ambassadors during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner in Red Wing.
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