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St. John’s Regional Medical Center recently unveiled a new MRI machine which is built to counteract almost all the common complaints with MRI testing.

The new equipment is from Toshiba in the market since eight months ago. The large opening or “bore” is quieter than all the previous machines, and also provides more detailed imaging as it does not use the intravenous dye to which many people are allergic.

Lewis Ware, director-medical of radiology for St. John’s Medical Center breast center, said that the machine’s benefits were many. The benefits includes allowing a mother to be next to her baby when the child/children are in the machine, this helps as many patients are more comfortable with such an arrangement. Also this gives doctors different position options when they try to get images of any given orthopaedic problem.

Ware also said that the new machine will have a greater role especially in the field of breast health. He said that the more powerful the images of MRI machine the detecting of lumps becomes that much easier than compared to the images of traditional mammography machines. And this can also help in physicians see more accurately as to how much breast tissue needs to be removed.

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