Diagnostic Imaging and MRI


Picture of state-of-the-art Siemens 3T Lumina wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine

Andrews Institute uses the most advanced technologies for diagnosing conditions of muscle and bone. Andrews recently installed a state-of-the-art Siemens 3T Lumina wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. This leading-edge technology is essential to providing precise images for effective diagnosis so that timely treatment can begin. The 3T at Andrews is the only MRI in the region with the new FDA-approved Boost Technology that reduces scan time by up to 50% with no compromise to image quality. Additional advances include a 70-centimeter bore (the area of the machine where a patient lies down) with a table that undocks and can be removed for easier and safer patient transfer. This wide bore design allows more room for the patient during a scan. This may reduce the feeling of claustrophobia some patients experience during an MRI exam. Other features include:

  • Faster scan times for more immediate and same-day access
  • A substantial decrease in turnaround time that allows for more timely patient diagnosis so that treatment can begin
  • A Bose state-of-the-art stereo system that offers quality sound and a wide range of audio entertainment that patients can select from for a more enjoyable scanning experience

By utilizing completely digital imaging, patients receive efficient service as well as high-resolution diagnostic imaging. Physicians are able to view their patients’ images in their offices immediately.

Andrews Institute is also the only facility in Northwest Florida offering adult scanograms for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery and for those requiring a scoliosis series for precise images of the spine.

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