LAKEWOOD RANCH MEDICAL CENTER OFFERING NEW & INNOVATIVE MRI TECHNOLOGY
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Bradenton, FL - Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) received new MRI technology that will be offered as part of the $28.5 million expansion project. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment will reduce stress for patients during the procedure using immersive video technology that virtually transports them out of the imaging suite to a relaxing environment of their choice. The innovative equipment also provides 50% faster scan times, 60% higher resolution and adds Prostate Imaging, Cardiac MRI/MRA and Breast Biopsy Services.
LWRMC will also be adding a low-dose, 80 slice CT Scanner and a brand new suite that will provide faster scanning and overall enhanced comfort for the patient. This technology upgrade allows for cardiac scoring and has a higher table weight limit of 600 pounds to make testing accessible to more patients.
“We are very excited to be one of the first facilities in the United States to bring this level of technology to the community. The new MRI system will allow most patients to complete their scans in half the time as other conventional MRI systems in the area. LWRMC has consistently been the leader within the region to offer the latest imaging technology while providing the best care to our patients. I invite you to come experience the difference at LWRMC Imaging Services,” stated Shawn Imoof, LWRMC Director of Imaging Services.
Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of LWRMC, added, “The hospital’s new MRI, surgical services and many other upgrades are equipping doctors and providers with the tools they need to provide a higher level of care to the community. Technology is an important component of this growth; from innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, robotic-assisted surgery and advanced 3D Mammogram screening, efforts are continually underway to improve the patient experience.”
About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the hospital of choice for many families in the Manatee/Sarasota region. Since it opened in September 2004, the hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is recognized across the nation as a symbol of quality that shows the hospital's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The hospital has also received consecutive 'A' ratings in Spring and Fall of 2018 for patient safety in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to a medical staff of more than 550 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties and use the hospital's advanced medical technology. Among the members of the medical staff are surgeons whose specialties include cardiovascular, gynecological, spine and joint and reconstructive procedures.
Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital is not liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website.