New spacious MRI scanner for Merlin Park Imaging Centre

A new MRI scanner which allows faster imaging and is spacious, therefore easily accommodating bigger built patients or people who tend to be claustrophic, is now available at Merlin Park Imaging Centre.

Dr Diane Bergin, a consultant radiologist at the facility, says the scanner redefines the experience of MRI imaging for patients.

“The new Siemens Magnetom Espree scanner represents innovative high field MR technology with the unique advantage of a wide 70cm bore [interior] that is spacious and comfortable for all patients.

“This new technology allows faster imaging and its extra large bore easily accommodates patients who are large or claustrophobic. We have a specialist team of radiologists who are internationally recognised experts in many aspects of radiology. These services are available to the general public and we encourage them to use our centre in conjunction with their local GP and referring specialist physicians.”

A spokesperson for Merlin Park Imaging Centre describes it as a “significant and exciting” healthcare facility developed to provide imaging services not previously available in the west. Located on the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital, it provides state-of-the-art MR and CAT scanning, cardiac CT, CT colonography and sports injury imaging.

The centre is committed to providing immediate and next day diagnostic services. Scheduling an examination is easy with a referral from a GP or consultant. For further information log onto www.merlinimaging.ie or telephone (091 ) 761850.

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