Iredell Health System is pleased to announce an upgrade to its Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) system at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
MRI is a mode of diagnostic imaging that uses a large magnet and radiofrequencies
to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body, without
producing any radiation.
Patients receiving MRI’s at Iredell will now notice a larger, faster,
and more comfortable, relaxing exam, thanks to the addition of a new machine
known as the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T. Featuring a spacious bore that helps
prevent a “closed-in” feeling, the machine is also quieter
and more efficient than other models, which means many exams will take
a shorter period of time to complete. The MRI also provides highly detailed
images for physicians, allowing both physicians and patients to have a
greater diagnostic confidence.
According to Tim Jones, Director of Radiology and Cardiovascular Services
for Iredell Health System, MRI is used for neurological, spine, vascular,
bone, joint and soft tissue abnormalities or injuries. It is an effective
way to help physicians determine the presence of certain conditions as
well, including inflammatory diseases and herniation or degeneration of
spinal cord discs.
“The Siemens Aera system brings MRI to a new level in the community,
utilizing the latest technology, which means shorter scan times, better
image quality and a better patient experience as the bore diameter is
larger and some of the imaging sequences utilize quiet technology,”
Jones said. “Being able to bring technology like this to the community
further demonstrates Iredell’s commitment to re-invest in the services
provided for our citizens.”
MRI’s must be ordered by a physician, and patients are encouraged
to ask their doctor to send any orders for an MRI to Iredell Memorial Hospital.
For more information, contact Meagan Kowalski at 704.878.7447 or us the website
contact us form.