New MRI system is faster, more comfortable
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging exam of the soft tissue, bone and muscle. MRIs have become one of the fastest-growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills recently installed a MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 T MRI System from Siemens Healthcare, for faster and more comfortable exams for patients.
The new equipment boasts a wide-open bore, which is the tube-like structure of an MRI machine where the patient lies during the imaging process. This design helps reduce the closed-in feeling of traditional MRIs, and its short design allows for exams to be performed with the patient’s head outside the system.
There also are patient-friendly features including a mood light application so patients can set the mood for their exam through custom lighting to create a more relaxed environment.
Ann Amato honored for volunteer work
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point honored Ann Amato, in a private ceremony, for her 30 years of service to the hospital. Amato was born in Elmurst, New York, 85 years ago.
In her years of service, she has logged in an excess of 9,200 hours. Amato is usually the face that greets you at Welcome Center A on Wednesday afternoons. She is regarded as diplomatic and patient, and said interacting with visitors and guests means a lot.