Hope, Arkansas – Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope began installing today the latest-generation magnetic resonance imaging scanner (MRI): the Achieva 1.5T system from Philips Healthcare. Not only does this MRI system offer some of the clearest images available, it also features many patient-friendly features that make getting an MRI a more positive experience. In particular, the Achieva 1.5T system can perform whole body MR scan more quickly, reducing exam times. Patients and physicians in the region now have access to the 1.5T system which is also less intimidating and less claustrophobia inducing than other MR machines, helping with patient comfort.
“The Achieva 1.5T MR system we are installing incorporates the very latest technology and provides exceptional image quality in the most patient-friendly environment. It is of tremendous diagnostic benefit to the community,” said Thomas Gilbert, CEO of Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope.
Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope will be hosting the Chamber’s Community Coffee on April 27th from 9:30 – 11:00 am. There will be tours of the new Physical Therapy department as well as the new MRI.