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St. Mark's Imaging Services has added a new MRI device to its comprehensive package of services! The Optima MR450w is a brand new, state-of-the-art MRI magnet that provides the newest technology for patients and doctors, and makes the experience of getting an MRI exam more comfortable for patients.

The new device allows for advanced imaging including neurological, body, vascular, cardiovascular and orthopedic imaging. Its advanced technology improves image resolution and quality for patients with metal implants and provides non-contrast enhanced vascular imaging (eliminating the need for an injection of contrast material).

The new MRI is also more comfortable! It has a much wider opening and patients have a choice of going in head or feet first, whereas before they didn't have this option. It also makes significantly less noise than typical MRIs.