Riverview Health has acquired a new MRI machine, Toshiba Titan 1.5, with the help of Riverview Health Foundation fundraising efforts.
“With the support of our generous donors, Riverview Health Foundation was able to raise more than $700,000 for the new MRI machine,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. “We’re grateful for their partnership in ensuring our community has access to high-quality healthcare and advanced technologies close to home.”
The Toshiba Titan 1.5 allows for the latest exam techniques to be used while making the MRI experience more comfortable for patients. The wider bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient, and the new technology dramatically reduces acoustic noise—the most significant cause of patient discomfort during an MRI exam.
“We’re excited to have this new MRI equipment because we’re already seeing the positive effects it has on a patient’s experience,” said Brian Hicks, director of Imaging Services. “It has significantly reduced exam scan times, and as a result, patients spend less time inside of the magnet. Also, with Toshiba’s T-slip technology, we can perform studies that are less invasive for patients.”
With the addition of the new MRI, Riverview Health now has two machines, which allows more access for patients requiring testing. When Riverview Health Westfield Hospital opens in 2018, the imaging center there will have the same MRI machine.
About Riverview Health Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, Riverview Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served Riverview Health in preserving the health of the community through philanthropic efforts and fundraising. Funds raised by Riverview Health Foundation are gifted to Riverview Health for the purposes of purchasing advanced medical equipment and providing much-needed services to patients and their family members. For more information, visit riverview.org/foundation.