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YRMC Introduces New MRI Digital Technology

by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jan 28, 2016

Clear Images...Fast Exams...Comfortable Experience

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology in western Yavapai County will take a major leap forward when Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) introduces its new broadband digital system this spring.

The MRI’s digital technology – located in a newly constructed MRI suite at YRMC West – will deliver:

  • Exceptional image clarity – This next generation of technology produces outstanding images, providing YRMC’s radiologists with more information and increased diagnostic confidence.
  • Faster exams – YRMC’s new MRI will perform most exams in half the time of older MRIs. This is particularly important to people who feel anxious about these exams.
  • Superior comfort – YRMC’s recently constructed MRI suite incorporates the Ambient Experience, developed by Philips, a leading healthcare technology company. The MRI suite includes soothing lights, image projection, calming sounds and an elevated ceiling. Combined, these features create a serene imaging experience for patients. YRMC’s MRI also has a “wide bore,” or opening, which helps people feel less confined.

“From the selection of the MRI technology and the development of our new MRI suite, we’ve focused on enhancing the patient’s experience every step of the way,” said Mary Sterling, Director, Imaging Services at YRMC.

The Ambient Experience gives patients the opportunity to actively participate in the imaging process. They can personalize their experience by selecting from a variety of themes using a touchscreen tablet. This immediately transforms the MRI suite with soothing lights, captivating visuals – dolphins, beaches, mountains and more – and calming music.

The patient waiting area of YRMC’s new MRI suite also embraces this soothing environment by featuring a window that overlooks a healing garden.

 “For people who feel even the slightest anxiety about an MRI exam, YRMC West should be the place to go,” said Sterling. “The Ambient Experience, combined with our outstanding Imaging Services team, the shorter scan times and superior image quality will benefit all patients.”

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