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Siemens Open Bore MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T MRI helps provide patients with faster exams, excellent images, and fewer repeat scans during examination

Southwest Healthcare Services’ mobile MRI service, Northland Imaging, is now offering the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T MRI System from Siemens Healthcare. With the new MRI unit patients can now experience faster and more comfortable exams.

This new scanner will expand access to diagnostic imaging that supports a complete range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, and oncology.

The MAGNETOM Aera offers an array of diagnostic possibilities and provides patients with a more comfortable experience.

Like all MRIs, the MAGNETOM Aera uses magnets that are measured in Tesla (T) to acquire images. At 1.5T, the MAGENTOM Aera offers superb image quality that may be used for a wide range of medical needs, and can help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses.

The MAGNETOM Aera boasts a 70 cm open bore – the tube-like structure of an MRI machine, where the patient lies during the imaging process – and can provide access for obese patients of up to 550 pounds. Additionally, the system’s ultra-short bore (145 cm) can help alleviate claustrophobic concerns since many exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the bore.

Northland Imaging provides MRI scans weekly with Southwest Healthcare Services in Bowman. Patients can contact Southwest Healthcare Services’ radiology department at 701-523-5555 to ask questions or schedule an MRI scan.

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