Installation of a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit has been completed at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The Siemans 3T Lumina wide bore (70 cm) MRI will enhance the patient experience at Andrews Institute in the following ways:
- A 70 centimeter bore and a magnet with a table that undocks and can be removed will allow for easier/safer patient transfer.
- The magnet is the only one in the region offering the new FDA-approved Boost Technology, reducing scan time by up to 50% with no compromise to image quality.
- The faster scan time will allow for more STAT and same-day access. This substantial decrease in turnaround time will allow for faster patient diagnoses and treatment options.
- A Bose state-of-the-art stereo system will provide patients with a more enjoyable scanning experience.
“We’re already seeing tremendous results,” said David Koppy, B.S., R.T., senior MRI technologist. “Many of our patients have noticed the considerably faster scan time, and our physicians are very impressed with the high-resolution images being produced.”
“This new machine will significantly improve the MRI experience for our patients,” said Chad McCammon, vice president of orthopaedics for Baptist Health Care. “That enhanced patient experience is always top-of-mind for us, and this is another great example of that commitment.”
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is located at 1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561. To make an appointment, call 850.916.8700 or visit andrewsinstitute.com.
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About Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Located minutes from Pensacola, Florida, in Gulf Breeze, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The institute features more than 30 physicians and medical experts providing best-in-class service in specialties ranging from orthopedics and sports medicine to joint care and neurosurgery and is accessible to everyone. It is the world’s only facility offering surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport’s greatest professional athletes. For more information, visit www.AndrewsInstitute.com.
About Baptist Health Care
Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life’s journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.