Memorial Hospital Opens New MRI Suite

Jasper, Ind. – Radiology staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center held a ribbon cutting on June 7 to celebrate the opening of their new MRI suite, complete with a new, upgraded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system.

The new system features the most current software for shorter scan times and improved image quality. The MRI machine has a larger opening to accommodate a wider range of patient sizes and to offer a more comfortable patient experience. The new MRI will also allow for breast imaging to be performed within the Radiology department at Memorial Hospital. The new suite features a state-of-the-art, in-bore viewing and audio system, which allows patients to watch videos or listen to their favorite music during their exam. This customizable, patient-centered addition has been proven to reduce exam-related anxiety and improve image quality due to reduced patient motion. Enhanced lighting creates a more welcoming ambience, and adjacent dressing rooms improve patient privacy.

Andrea Oeding, Director of Radiology at Memorial Hospital, stated, “There is a great need for MRI imaging, which is imperative to diagnosing disease across many specialties, including but not limited to, orthopedics, urology, neurology and oncology.  Shorter scan times will increase the number of appointment times and improve the availability of this important imaging tool within our community.”

Memorial Hospital’s Radiology department offers outpatient MRI appointments Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call our Centralized Scheduling department at 812-996-0550.