Corvallis Clinic unveils latest MRI technology

The Corvallis Clinic will begin using new MRI technology at the end of January, that experts say will help tailor exams around each patient's needs.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2018 5:09 PM
Updated: Jan. 23, 2018 10:54 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Corvallis Clinic is bringing the latest in MRI technology to the Willamette Valley.

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Starting in late January, the clinic will scan patients using the Siemen's MAGNETOM VIDA 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner.

The machine was recently FDA approved and it considers individual patient anatomy and physiology to produce optimal image quality.

The VIDA will also give the clinic the opportunity to offer tests that are currently unavailable to its patients, such as whole-body imaging and cardiac studies. "We will have the potential to do more types of abdominal imaging, such as enterography, which is used to visualize the bowel without the use of radiation and very specific scans of the liver to quantify iron overload," said MRI technologist Laura Kaplan.

Doctors said this new technology also makes exams faster and more comfortable for patients.

"This platform should allow us to personalize or work with more tools to tailor exams around each patient's needs or requirements," said imaging manager Michael Stringari.

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