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New MRI Unit At Southampton Hospital Hampton Atrium Facility

Originally Posted: June 15, 2011

Jack Morgani, MD, Radiologist; David Kirschy, MD, Radiologist; William R. Brancaccio, Chairman, Department of Imaging; Robert S. Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President and CEO; Stephen Shapoff, Hospital Board Member; Margaret Whelan, MD, Staff Neuroradiologist; and Michael Teglasi, Director, Department of Imaging. (Courtesy Photo: Southampton Hospital)

The GE1.5T Optima MR450w MRI Unit. (Courtesy Photo: Southampton Hospital)

Southampton - Southampton Hospital and Hamptons Imaging have completed the installation of a GE1.5T Optima MR450w MRI Unit at the Hampton Atrium facility at 182 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. This latest generation of MRI Units features a larger bore aperture (an increase from 60 cm to 70 cm) and the only one of its kind on Long Island. The magnet is approximately one-half the length of conventional magnets, allowing for the patient's upper torso/head to be outside the magnet for many examinations. The Optima MR450w offers more comfort, especially for those patients who are prone to claustrophobia.

"While Southampton Hospital is excited about the acquisition of this latest, most-advanced MRI Unit, we are equally proud to offer our recently installed 64-Slice CT Unit, 4D Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Digital Radiography, and Bone Densitometry providing the highest quality of imaging available," said William R. Brancaccio, MD, Chairman of Southampton Hospital's Department of Imaging and Radiology.

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