New MRI machine being set up in VacaValley Hospital

New MRI Drops in on VacaValley Hospital

A $1.5 million, state-of-the-art, Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner (MRI) was delivered to the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus on March 29. A crane placed the magnet into a building just behind the main hospital wing.

The new MRI – a Toshiba Vantage Titan, Open-Bore 1.5 Tesla – features quiet technology and high-definition scanning. It is also roomier for the patient.

The Toshiba is designed with patient comfort in mind.

The Vantage Titan's ultra-short open bore offers up to 100 percent more clearance space above the patient. This allows patients to be scanned without having their heads inside the magnet for some tests. The MRI also performs a wider range of exams, from bariatric to breast and non-contrast imaging.