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MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams are non-invasive diagnostic imaging exams of soft tissue, bone and muscle. They have become one of the fastest growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States.  Jefferson Healthcare installed the new MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T Open Bore MRI system from Siemens in late December 2015.  Patients will now experience faster and more comfortable exams.  The addition of this new MRI scanner to our Radiology Department will expand access to diagnostic imaging that support a completed range of clinic applications including neurology,  orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, cardiology, breast imaging, and oncology.  

Jefferson Healthcare is the only hospital on the Olympic Peninsula with the newest in MRI technology.  The Magnetom Aera offers our physicians an array of diagnostic possibilities and provides patients with a more comfortable experience. 

Like all MRIs, the Magnetom Aera uses magnets that are measured in Telsa (T) to acquire images. At 1.5T, the Magnetom Aera offers superb image quality that may be used for a wide range of medical needs - and will help our physicians make quicker and more accurate diagnoses.  This MRI is equipped to reduce the metal artifact in prosthetics so we can achieve a better diagnostic MR image that most scanners are unable to provide.  The Aera has the largest open bore available that will help reduce concerns of claustrophobia.