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  • Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine features new MRI machine at Shields MRI

    PORTSMOUTH — On June 30 Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will scan its first patient on a brand new 1.5T open MRI machine. The MRI machine is one of few in the region that offers this level of detail and clarity, along with the largest field of view to create the most comfortable patient experience. 

    The state-of-the-art 1.5T GE Voyager is a 70 cm open MRI, and is considered to be the gold standard for imaging. The machine comes fully equipped with new, innovative features including, MAVRIC software that allows imaging for patients with implants with no reduction in image quality. As more patients are receiving joint replacements, this is a terrific solution to improve medical care that they need.

    A wider and more comfortable table design that sits lower to the ground, allowing for feet-first or head-first imaging. This features memory foam surfacing, is easier access for patient positioning and accommodates up to 550 lbs. The open 70cm of headroom is the most comfortable patient experience without compromising imaging quality. 1.5T imaging is preferred by radiologists.

    A leader in cutting edge technology, Shields Health Care Group offers the largest network of medical imaging and diagnostic treatment facilities in New England. Patients receive an average savings of 60 percent on MRI costs, as well as online access to reports and images through Shields Express Link. Shields MRI- Portsmouth is located at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Portsmouth location.

    Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a leading orthopedic and sports medicine practice on the Seacoast. They have offices in Portsmouth and York, Maine and physicians have full medical staff privileges at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital. Learn more at www.atlanticorthopaedics.org.