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New 3 Tesla MRI Improves Imaging and Patient Experience at WCCH Diagnostic Center


The Diagnostic Center of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) is pleased to announce its recent upgrade of a new 3 tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. The Ingenia 3.0T from Philips Healthcare is a revolutionary machine designed to quickly perform the highest-quality MRI scans with patient comfort in mind.

The Ingenia 3.0T incorporates a number of breakthrough technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed magnetic resonance images needed to help confidently diagnose many different anatomical and structural problems in the body.

“Without adding any additional exam time, Ingenia 3.0T equipment pushes our MRI images to a higher picture quality. As a facility that is accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, we can perform routine exams that now includes prostate with superb image quality. It gives our radiologists and referring physicians access to the high-quality images they need to make informed diagnoses,” said Jacob Richey, director of radiology at the Diagnostic Center of WCCH. “The new MRI gives us more flexibility in performing scans according to patient's needs and patient comfort.”

To learn more about MRI at the Diagnostic Center of WCCH, call (337) 310-8834.