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St. Anthony's Hospital Offers First Ambient MRI In Florida
Date:8/12/2009

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Anthony's Hospital is proud to announce the installation of the only 3.0T MRI with Ambient Experience suite in Florida. Gone are the days when frightened patients are thrust into big, cold scary machines for lengthy, uncomfortable MRI scans. Now, calm beaches or majestic mountains with complementary lighting may surround you while the most powerful MRI available today scans your image for diagnosis.

The 3.0T MRI with Ambient Experience suite allows patients of St. Anthony's Hospital to instantaneously personalize the lighting, projected images and other elements of the exam room, giving them a greater sense of comfort and control over their experience. Patients utilizing St. Anthony's imaging services can select soothing images to be projected on the walls and ceiling accompanied by corresponding sounds, such as an underwater seascape or mountain scene complete with migrating geese. Wrapping the patient in an experience of their choosing changes the setting from a clinical room into an environment that puts him or her at ease.

The 3.0T MRI with Ambient Experience offers one of the most patient-friendly designs, with the shortest bore 3T MRI available today. It produces the most exquisite and highest quality images, making it especially useful in detecting minute abnormalities related to neurological, orthopedic injuries, vascular disease, and breast imaging.

"The difference between getting an MRI in a traditional suite compared to the Ambient Experience suite is night and day," said Adam Smith, St. Anthony's Hospital Imaging Services manager. "Most patients needing an MRI have some anxiety about the procedure. They're concerned about the state of their health, they're in the room alone and the system itself can be loud and startling. The Ambient Experience suite allows patients to relax, the images help them think abo
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