Heritage Valley Brings Advanced Imaging Technology to Kennedy Township

Heritage Valley Health System announced the installation of new scanning technology at Heritage Valley Kennedy that combines the advancements in Magnetic Resonance (MR) with the sophisticated engineering of a 1.5T wide-bore system. This new scanner provides an increased level of patient comfort with flexible coil designs and novel applications designed to minimize scan times and improve image quality.

“Heritage Valley is committed to bringing the highest quality care to Heritage Valley Kennedy hospital,” said Norm Mitry, President & CEO, Heritage Valley Health System. “Making an investment in state-of-the-art MRI technology ensures that patients are able to get the testing they need, without having to travel outside of the community.”

This new scanner, the SIGNA™ Voyager from GE Healthcare, was installed at the Heritage Valley Kennedy campus in October and delivers deeper signal penetration and sharper, high-quality images. The design automates patient protocols to help decrease exam times and accommodate more patients per day.

“Not only does the scanner provide high-quality images, it also allows us to focus on patient comfort, which is extremely important to us,” said Sandy Bufalini, System Director, Diagnostic Imaging Services. “Patients that receive an MRI at the Kennedy location are offered noise-canceling headphones and are able to listen to a selection of SiriusXM radio options. Undergoing testing can be stressful, so we’re happy to incorporate measures that help the patient feel relaxed.”

The new scanning technology implemented at Heritage Valley Kennedy is consistent with the technology available at Heritage Valley hospitals in Beaver and Sewickley. Additionally, Heritage Valley provides mobile imaging services at its Medical Neighborhoods in Calcutta, OH, Robinson Township, Chippewa Township, Ellwood City and the Heritage Valley Women’s Health Center in Center Township to further provide convenience to patients, without sacrificing quality.  

To schedule an MRI at Heritage Valley Kennedy, please contact the diagnostic imaging department at 412.777.6100. To schedule an MRI at any other Heritage Valley location, call 1.866.901.IMAG (4624).


About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 4,100 employees and more than 630 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.