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Community Radiology NY Associates now offers the area’s most advanced Open MRI system, combining a larger patient opening, for claustrophobic and obese patients. This system captures high-field quality diagnostic images with 1.5 Tesla, compared to other regional open MRI units which are Low Field, .23 Tesla. Produced by Siemens Medical Solutions, the MAGNETOM Espree is the most advanced level of MRI technology available. T Class : Trendsetting applications provide a complete range of ultrafast scanning sequences optimized for Neuro, Body, Cardiac, Breast, Pediatrics and Oncology Imaging. 

According to Charles Piccinnini, Executive Administrator at Community Radiology NY, "the patient-friendly design of this technology will make it easier for large patients and those with claustrophobia to have an MRI examination. We welcome our patients to an Open MRI exam that is comfortable; and produces higher quality images. This will potentially reduce the need to repeat and interrupt exams. Community Radiology NY is happy to be able to provide another advanced Imaging choice to our patients."

Claustrophobic patients present a challenge for MRI systems. In a traditional MRI system, an option is to sedate the patient, adding to their inconvenience and the time it takes to schedule and perform an exam. The MAGNETOM features a bore opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and almost one foot of free space between a patient’s head and the magnet. It allows more than 60 percent of exams to be completed with the patient’s head outside of the bore, greatly helping to ease claustrophobia.

In addition, the system holds patients with weights up to 550 pounds.

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