A critical new piece of modern technology is now a part of the tool box for patients of Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in Niles in the form of a new MRI system.
The new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system, which is used to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body, is now available for patients at Lakeland in Niles. The new fixed-base MRI replaces a mobile unit that had been used previously, and increases appointment availability from four to seven days a week as a result. The MRI also features a wider opening and more advanced scanning technology allowing radiology providers to perform additional procedures such as breast MRI and advanced vascular MRI.
Tyson Stewart, Director of Radiology Patient Care Services for Spectrum Health Lakeland, says, “We are excited to offer this advanced imaging technology for our patients,” and adds, “By having an MRI system available 24/7 at Lakeland Hospital Niles it will eliminate the need to transfer patients to other facilities due to scheduling limitations and will allow patients to receive the care they need close to home.”
The project also includes facility renovations to the radiology department entrance and patient waiting area in Niles with a focus on enhanced patient experience and wayfinding within the hospital facility. To learn more, or if you would like to schedule an MRI appointment, you can call Niles Radiology at 269.687.1435 at your convenience.
The photo of the new Niles MRI system accompanying this story on Moody on the Market is courtesy of Spectrum Health Lakeland.