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Center for Diagnostic Imaging Is Indiana's First Healthcare Provider to Bring Wide-Bore 3T MRI to the Outpatient Setting


June 10, 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) now offers patients outpatient access to a new MAGNETOM Skyra® 3T wide-bore MRI from Siemens Healthcare. As the widest 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) available, the scanner provides more room for claustrophobic or large/broad-shoulder patients in need of high-field imaging. CDI is the first provider in Indiana to bring this ultra-high-field technology into the outpatient setting.

"3 Tesla (3T) is the strongest clinical magnet strength available on the market today," states Brad Hostetter, M.D., Medical Director and Neuroradiologist at CDI. "With double the power of a traditional high-field MRI, we expect this new scanner will allow us to see more detail in both neurological and musculoskeletal imaging. This gives my team of specialists another tool for performing advanced imaging procedures, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia studies, seizure studies, joint injuries and more."

The new 3T MRI scanner's large 70 cm open bore -- the widest available today -- along with its short length (173 cm) can help reduce patients' anxiety and put them at ease. In the past, MRIs have not always been comfortable for certain patient groups, including the elderly, obese (up to 550 pounds) or those who experience claustrophobia.

"Bringing this powerful magnet into the outpatient setting is one step for an improved patient experience," states Craig Underwood, Vice President of Operations and Business Development at CDI. "Investing in the widest 3T MRI available is another example of CDI's unwavering commitment to deliver the best in medical imaging care -- focusing on clinical quality and comfort."

CDI's 3T MRI is available at 11900 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 100, Carmel, IN 46032. To schedule an MRI exam, patients should call 317.846.0717 or toll-free at 800.537.0005. More information is also available on CDI's new website at www.myCDI.com/IN.

About Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services through its network of clinics and mobile imaging solutions. The organization, with nearly 2,000 associates nationally, is committed to delivering clinical excellence in communities across the U.S. driven by its affiliated subspecialized radiologists, compassionate, safe and cost-efficient care, and superior service to referring providers and patients. CDI, which includes Insight Imaging and many market-based partnerships, form one of the nation's largest provider networks for radiology services and solutions. Visit www.myCDI.com/IN for more information on our locations, partners and services visit www.myCDI.com.

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