FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Holy Cross Hospital is one of the first facilities in South Florida to utilize the MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI scanner from Siemens Medical Solutions which offers enhanced ability to customize patient scans, improved imaging and user capabilities that reduce exam times.
Having received FDA clearance one year ago, the state-of-the-art scanner features 204 coil elements and 128 radio frequency channels to deliver a signal to noise ratio increase of up to 20 percent for clearer, more detailed images.
The MRI's 70 cm open bore design offers many patient benefits by accommodating a large variety of patient sizes, shapes and conditions and enabling more scans in which a patient's head remains outside the equipment.
"I am amazed at the quality images this new technology delivers," said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO, Patrick Taylor, M.D. "Patients’ medical treatments are so often dictated by the results of tests like these, and I am very proud that by investing in technology and employing dedicated technologists and Board Certified radiologists, Holy Cross is committed to offering patients the best images, held to exacting standards of accuracy, training, patient safety and quality."
A longtime pioneer in healthcare, Holy Cross Hospital was the first medical facility in the state of Florida to introduce the Philips Brilliance iCT 256-slice scanner enabling imaging studies to be acquired with less radiation than other CT scanners.