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WVU Medicine unveils new MRI scanners at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officials from WVU Medicine gathered yesterday (Feb. 3) to unveil two new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

The new scanners – a Siemens MAGNETOM Sola (1.5T) and Vida (3T) – are the latest models from Siemens. They will help acquire faster, more accurate imaging for patients admitted to the hospital.

“These scanners are centrally located in the Hospital, which will improve patient access,” Ansaar Rai, M.D., chair of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Department of Neuroradiology, said. “This really simplifies the performance of the tests, which makes things easier for the patients, nursing staff, and support staff. These will also free up our other scanners to focus on outpatient care. This improves patient accessibility, makes our procedures safer, and helps build capacity for care.”

The full transition to the new scanners will officially take place on Monday.

For more information on WVU Medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org

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