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December 22, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is pleased to announce its latest technology upgrade with the installation of a wide-bore GE Healthcare Optima MR450W 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system.

The advanced MRI system offers many benefits to CRMC’s patients, including faster imaging results (which reduces exam times), enhanced image quality allowing accurate and timely diagnosis, and a wide-bore opening making the MRI system more comfortable and convenient for larger individuals, children and those prone to claustrophobia.

An MRI non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas including the head, neck, spine, abdomen, pelvis, joints, prostate, blood vessels and musculoskeletal regions of the body.

“CRMC’s new MRI is a great complement to the advanced imaging services that we offer to our community,” said George Osmun, CRMC’s Administrative Director of Radiology. “The GE MR450W provides enhanced patient comfort, superior image quality and a faster scanning experience. In the past year or so, we have upgraded to a state-of-the-art CT scanner at our main Harris campus, added a CT scanner to Grover M. Hermann Hospital at our Callicoon campus, and upgraded all of the diagnostic imaging at our Women’s Health Center in Monticello, N.Y., which now offers digital mammography.”

For more information about CRMC’s imaging services or to schedule an MRI appointment, call 845-794-3300 ext. 2216