MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine officials gathered Thursday to unveil two new MRI scanners during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital.
The new scanners – a Siemens MAGNETOM Sola (1.5T) and Vida (3T) – are the latest models from Siemens, according to a statement from WVU Medicine. They will allow the hospital to acquire faster and more accurate imaging for patients.
“These scanners are centrally located in the hospital, which will improve patient access,” said Ansaar Rai, MD, chair of the department of neuroradiology at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. “It really simplifies testing, which makes life easier for patients, caregivers and support staff. It will also free up our other scanners to focus on outpatient care. This improves patient accessibility, makes our procedures safer and helps build care capacity.
The full transition to the new scanners will officially take place on Monday, February 7.