Each week, “Just the Facts” provides information about a key aspect of the new regional medical center being built by Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). It is designed to keep our medical staff, employees and volunteers updated as well as our community members. We believe it’s vital to keep our community informed about how we’re transforming healthcare in our region.
TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023
Last Friday, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was delivered to the Wynn Hospital. The new MRI is a Siemens Magnetom Sola 1.5T System with Bioatrix. Using a crane, the 8,779 pound MRI was lifted off the delivery truck and onto a smaller flatbed truck before being loaded in through the loading dock. Fun fact: the size of the loading dock doors and back hallway were designed specifically to ensure we were able to fit this piece of equipment in the building.
MRI is a non-invasive imaging technology that produces three dimensional detailed anatomical images. It is often used for disease detection, diagnosis and treatment monitoring. It is based on sophisticated technology that excites and detects the change in the direction of the rotational axis of protons found in the water that makes up living tissues.