Winneshiek Medical Center installs new, state-of-the-art MRI machine

Posted: June 6, 2019

June 1, 2019

Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah has installed the latest MRI technology for patients.  The new digital MRI machine provides flexibility in scanning options and exceptional image quality.  Additionally, it has an increased weight capacity, offers more room for patients during the exam, and is quieter for patient comfort.

Tasha Croell, director of WMC Radiology, says, “The new MRI features a larger opening, soft lighting and soothing fans to lessen the ‘claustrophobic’ feeling of our prior scanner. With it, our MRI team will be able to produce higher-quality imaging, quicker diagnosis, swifter patient flow, enhanced comfort, and reduced wait times overall. We are very excited to be able to offer this incredible technology to our patients!”

 

What is MRI?

MRI is the common term for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI is a non-invasive type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.  An MRI scanner is a large tube that contains powerful magnets.  The patient is positioned within the tube during the scan.

MRI is useful in diagnosing disorders of the central nervous system, joints, abdominal and pelvic organs, and circulatory system.

 

An accredited team

Since 2011, the Winneshiek Medical Center MRI team has maintained the American College of Radiology Gold Seal of Accreditation for providing the highest level of MRI image quality and patient safety.  The Gold Seal of Accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting American College of Radiology Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

 

Request a referral to Winneshiek Medical Center

If your doctor recommends an MRI, request a referral to Winneshiek Medical Center Radiology.  We provide MRI exams daily.  We serve everyone in our region, and will send the results to the doctor of your choosing.  Call Winneshiek Medical Center Radiology at 563-387-3022 to learn more about leading-edge imaging technology available locally.