Cutting Edge MRI Technology
Little Company of Mary offers the cutting-edge 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. The system is the quietest MRI on the market to the extent that there is no ear protection necessary for maximum patient comfort.
The 1.5T MRI delivers high-speed, high-resolution imaging that produces accurate and reliable results with unmatched image quality. The new system design features superior coil technology that allows clinicians to perform multiple exams without repositioning the patient.
In comparison to other higher magnetic resonance machines, the patient friendly 1.5T offers significant advantages including wide frame opening and larger cabin space. The magnet is housed in a comfortable, relaxing environment designed to minimize patient anxiety.
"Residents in the Southwest Chicago area have access to an MRI system with state-of-the-art technology that is designed with exceptional patient care and comfort in mind," said Dr. Irving L. Fuld, Medical Director of Little Company of Mary Diagnostic Imaging Services. "This type of MRI not only decreases imaging time, which is a great benefit to patients, but its imaging quality is second-to-none."
Dr. Fuld adds that the MRI capabilities include non-contrast MRA technique, a method of non-invasive angiography that images the arterial and/or venous system without contrast injection. This is especially useful for patients with decreased renal function because of direct side effects caused by contrast injections. The system also offers sophisticated breast imaging and guidance for breast biopsy.
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center's Diagnostic Imaging Department is led by Radiology Imaging Specialists, Ltd., a team of eight board certified radiologists- headed by Irving Fuld, M.D. Dr. Fuld is one of "Chicago Magazine's" best-rated doctors. Patients interested in having their next MRI conducted at Little Company of Mary Hospital should have their doctor call 708.229.6600.