Moon Township, PA, (August 3, 2012)
– New, state-of-the-art mobile MRI technology that improves patient comfort and accessibility is available at Heritage Valley Health System diagnostic center locations, beginning with Heritage Valley Chippewa located at 2580 Constitution Boulevard in Chippewa Township. The mobile Espree Open Bore MRI is operating at Heritage Valley Chippewa and will begin traveling to other Heritage Valley diagnostic centers in Moon and Center Townships later this summer.
The new mobile MRI unit provides high power to achieve quality images and an extra-large opening to accommodate and give patients more space during testing. The larger opening gives the patient one (1) foot of additional headroom and the MRI’s shorter design enables many exams to be done with the patient’s head outside of the unit. The MRI’s design helps to alleviate anxiety and fear of tight spaces among patients undergoing testing.
“The addition of mobile MRI in Heritage Valley’s established diagnostic center locations enables us to bring the most advanced testing and care into our communities,” said Norm Mitry, president and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System.
Later this summer, the Espree Open Bore MRI will be available at the Heritage Valley Surgery Center, 1600 Coraopolis Heights Road in Moon Township, and at the Heritage Valley Women’s Health Center, 200 Pleasant Drive in Center Township. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Heritage Valley Radiology at 866-901-4624.