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Frisbie Memorial receives MRI accreditation


Frisbie Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our new fixed Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI provides for a more comfortable experience as it has a larger open bore (opening) design and is nearly 50 percent quieter than other models. What's more, the Vantage Titan MRI has ability to perform more scans in a feet-first position.

MRI scans often require use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, especially for vascular studies called MR Angiograms (MRAs). While generally safe, these agents pose some risk, especially for patients with renal impairment. Frisbie Memorial's new Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI scanner includes proprietary contrasts-free MRA techniques. Fewer patients will now need gadolinium-based contrast. Furthermore, patients who could not have MRA studies because of renal impairment will now be able to have them done safely without contrast.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.

For more information visit Frisbie Memorial's Diagnostic Imaging web page.

Granted three year accreditation by the American College of Radiology

Release Date: September 07 2012

Author: Michelle Landry

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