New State-of-the-Art MRI Unit Installed at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Installation of a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit has been completed at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The Siemans 3T Lumina wide bore (70 cm) MRI will enhance the patient experience at Andrews Institute in the following ways:

  • A 70 centimeter bore and a magnet with a table that undocks and can be removed will allow for easier/safer patient transfer.
  • The magnet is the only one in the region offering the new FDA-approved Boost Technology, reducing scan time by up to 50% with no compromise to image quality.
  • The faster scan time will allow for more STAT and same-day access. This substantial decrease in turnaround time will allow for faster patient diagnoses and treatment options.
  • A Bose state-of-the-art stereo system will provide patients with a more enjoyable scanning experience.

 “We’re already seeing tremendous results,” said David Koppy, B.S., R.T., senior MRI technologist. “Many of our patients have noticed the considerably faster scan time, and our physicians are very impressed with the high-resolution images being produced.”

“This new machine will significantly improve the MRI experience for our patients,” said Chad McCammon, vice president of orthopaedics for Baptist Health Care. “That enhanced patient experience is always top-of-mind for us, and this is another great example of that commitment.”

Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is located at 1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561. To make an appointment, call 850.916.8700 or visit  

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