Onsite Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) at Community Hospital-Fairfax
You may soon notice construction on the north side of Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F). In early 2019, a Hitachi Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) module will be located onsite. This MRI will replace the twice a week mobile service currently serving CH-F, making MRI services available daily at Community Hospital-Fairfax.
MRI’s are used for a variety of diagnostic purposes including neurological, vascular, orthopedic, cardiac and pediatric exams. MRI imaging uses a large magnet to look at organs and structures and provides very clear pictures of soft tissues inside your body. These images show abnormalities helpful in diagnosing cancer, blood vessel and heart disease and many types of orthopedic injuries.
Community Hospital-Fairfax’s MRI offers many comforts for patients. It is the widest wide bore in the industry and can accommodate individuals up to 550 pounds. It is well lit and equipped with technology which has resulted in 90% reduction in audible noise. The table also lowers making the MRI easier to access for individuals with limited mobility.
During the construction process, mobile MRI services will continue to be available to the community. The new MRI is expected to be operational in the first part of 2019.
“Over the last several years, appointments with our mobile MRI services have become limited due to federal transportation laws. Onsite MRI will expand availability for diagnostic services with more appointments available. The Hitachi model also has a wider bore providing a more comfortable setting for our patients” explained Aron Burke M.D., Chief of Staff.
The community is encouraged to follow Community Hospital-Fairfax on Facebook and at www.FairfaxMed.com for information about the MRI.