Lexington Diagnostic Center is excited to announce its newest MRI addition: The Siemens MAGNETOM Aera MRI.
“The Siemens MAGNETOM Aera MRI is the highest rated MRI machine in the world. The Aera provides increased comfort for patients, superb image quality for physicians, and some shorter scan times,” said Jesi Bowman, marketing manager for Lexington Diagnostic Center.
The Aera was lowered into place on July 25 and, after a few weeks of set up and training, was put into operation in mid-August, Bowman noted.
The Siemens MAGNETOM Aera MRI offers numerous advantages for patients and clinicians. As a top-of-the-line 70 cm 1.5T system, patients undergoing a scan in the Aera will notice that the opening (bore) is significantly larger than previous MRI machines. “This is especially important for patients who have claustrophobia or trouble with confined spaces,” Bowman said.
The larger bore means the Aera can accommodate a wider variety of patients, from a small child to someone weighing over 500 pounds. Many patients will have exams conducted with their heads actually outside of the magnet. “This may seem like a minor concern, but for many patients this is an important feature,” Bowman noted.
“Patient feedback about comfort in the Aera has been very positive. Since there is more room inside the scanner, patients have more room for us to help them be as comfortable as possible,” said Paula Bracken, Clinical Manager at Lexington Diagnostic Center. “Some patients have commented that it seemed a little shorter in time and a little quieter as compared to their previous MRI experiences.”
Exams in the new Aera are quieter – thanks to new cooling technology. And the Aera offers mood lighting, which helps to make the entire MRI exam process seem less clinical and more personal.
Although patient comfort and convenience is a big part of the Aera story, quality is equally important.
“Patients are the focus of everything we do here at Lexington Diagnostic Center,” noted Dr. Jason Harris, Medical Director and Owner. “We researched many MRIs and committed to the Siemens MAGNETOM Aera specifically because it offers so many benefits to patients while ensuring that we are able to provide the most up-to-date technology and the highest quality available anywhere.”
Lexington Diagnostic Center is Lexington’s only locally owned and operated free-standing independent imaging facility. Lexington Diagnostic Center takes pride in price transparency and compassionate medical imaging care. The radiology reading fee is included and there are no hidden costs.
You have a choice when it comes to where to have your diagnostic testing performed. Find out why both patients and physicians choose Lexington Diagnostic Center. The Center is located at 1725 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 100 in Lexington. For more information about MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray or nuclear medicine studies at Lexington Diagnostic Center, please call 859-278-7226 (toll free 800-755-7441) or visit www.LexingtonDiagnostic.com