Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
Barton Memorial Hospital announced today that patients and physicians in the region can now access the latest-generation magnetic resonance imaging scanner: The Achieva 1.5T system from Philips Medical Systems.
Not only does this state-of-the-art MRI system offer some of the clearest images available, it also features many new patient-friendly features that make getting an MRI a more positive experience. In particular, the Achieva 1.5T system can perform whole body MRI scans more quickly, reducing exam times. The industry leading design of the 1.5T system is also less intimidating and less claustrophobia inducing than other MRI machines, contributing to patient acceptance and comfort.
â€œThe Achieva 1.5T MRI system Barton installed incorporates the very latest technology and provides exceptional image quality in the most patient-friendly environment,â€ said Tim Gilliam, Medical Imaging Director. â€œThis is of tremendous diagnostic benefit to the community and an investment in our future health,â€ he said.
Barton is pleased to be able to offer this important improvement in healthcare to its patients. Patient referrals may be made by calling (530) 543-5850.
Barton has been providing quality healthcare services to South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region since 1963.
Since its inception, Barton HealthCare System has been fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by the state of California. Every three years the hospital is scrutinized on everything from housekeeping techniques to medical care. Results of each survey have been outstanding in quality of care and delivery methods.