Imagine hearing that you need an MRI scan. What kinds of thoughts go through your mind? What will they find? How long will it take? Will the tight space be confining? This can be a frightening few minutes for anyone. Riverview Health Foundation is working to make what can be a difficult time a bit more comfortable for patients by raising money for a new large-bore MRI machine.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Many may think an MRI machine is just a piece of equipment, but it’s so much more. It can be a lifesaver. An MRI scan can help diagnose cancer, strokes, aneurysms, spinal issues and other injuries.
“A patient came in for an MRI on her shoulder due to severe pain,” recalls one Riverview Health MRI technician. “I noticed an abnormal area in her lung and brought this to the radiologist’s attention. The patient was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was told by the radiologist I saved her life because we caught the cancer early.”
For many, having an MRI scan can be scary. That’s why it’s our goal at Riverview Health to provide the best patient experience for everyone who comes through our doors for this procedure. A large-bore MRI will enable our technicians and radiologists to do just that.
Large-bore MRI Benefits:
- Accommodates patients who have claustrophobia or require more space
- Increases speed of scan
- Provides quieter, more comfortable scans
To learn more about how you can help your community by contributing to a large-bore MRI, please contact Riverview Health Foundation at 317.776.7317 or visit us online.