RAS Acquires 3TMRI System
RAS Acquires Powerful GE Healthcare 3TMRI System
Sacramento, Calif. – June 7, 2010 -- As part of its ongoing commitment to providing state-of-the-art patient care, RAS has added GE Healthcare’s DiscoveryTM MR750 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system, officials announced today.
MRI is a non-invasive procedure used to visualize the structure and function of the human body, relying on a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed images of the body in any plane. The DiscoveryTM MR750 offers increased diagnostic precision for patients in need of an MRI, as well as increased comfort, reduced exam times, and less need for rescanning due to patient movement. The DiscoveryTM MR750’s powerful 3.0T magnet delivers strong whole-body gradients, resulting in fast and highly accurate scans in high definition, providing physicians the ability to see smaller structures better. This powerful technology, coupled with enhanced imaging techniques, helps physicians to make a more confident diagnosis for their patients.
These technological developments, along with a comprehensive application suite designed for specific clinical areas, ensure the DiscoveryTM MR750 delivers outstanding images in body, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and pediatric imaging.
While MRI offers general improvements over traditional imaging techniques, such as X-rays, David J. Seidenwurm, M.D., neuroradiologist and Chair, RAS Diagnostic Radiology Division, notes that not every MRI is alike – and the DiscoveryTM MR750 MRI provides clear advantages to RAS’ patients and area doctors. “The depth of information varies substantially depending upon which MRI system is being used,” Dr. Seidenwurm said. “While many healthcare centers offer MRI, there are vast differences in image quality and applications.”
Angela Krause, RAS Chief Operations Officer, Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine Division, notes the addition of the DiscoveryTM MR750 helps RAS continue to provide exceptional care. “The DiscoveryTM MR750 will help simplify exams while improving diagnostic quality,” Krause said. “This powerful new imaging tool is part of our ongoing effort to use the very best technology available, making critical imaging processes as confident and comfortable as possible for our patients.”
RAS Medical Group, Inc. is a premier provider of specialty healthcare services in Northern California. Its core services include diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, neurointerventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, gynecologic oncology, thoracic surgery, urology, vein treatment, vascular surgery and hematology/medical oncology. RAS provides quality care to patients through outpatient clinics in a five county area.
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Publication Date: June 7, 2010