Patients at Brookings Health System Now Have Access to Rapid, More Detailed MRI Scans

Posted: 7/6/2011

MRI technologist Mary Jane Foster assists a patient before a MRI scan. Brookings Health System recently upgraded the facility's MRI software to make patient scans quicker and more detailed.Brookings Health System recently upgraded the facility's MRI software to enable patients to receive rapid, more detailed MRI scans.

The technology investment helps claustrophobic patients make it through MRI exams more quickly. Because the software increases imaging speed, routine patient exams are shortened to an average of 10 minutes.  

Besides increasing speed, the new software also enhances image quality, enabling physicians to better diagnose patients.

Health professionals use MRI technology to provide safe and noninvasive images of the human anatomy. It helps improve the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions such as vascular disease, brain disorders, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions in joints and orthopedic injuries.

With this latest upgrade, Brookings Health System patients continue to receive the best-in-class care, combining the newest technology with personalized, attentive treatment.

For more information about Brookings Health System's full imaging services, go to www.brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

PHOTO: MRI technologist Mary Jane Foster assists a patient before a MRI scan. Brookings Health System recently upgraded the facility's MRI software to make patient scans quicker and more detailed.