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Memorial Hospital Receives MRI Upgrade

Updated: Mar 20, 2023


Heather Williamson and Tracy Loos, MRI Technologists pose with new MRI machine
Heather Williamson and Tracy Loos, MRI Technologists

Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is excited to unveil their newly upgraded MRI Unit, the Vantage Orian Encore. This newly upgraded system improves productivity and clinical confidence in imaging results. The new system is an upgrade to their current unit, and involved replacing the technological elements of the unit, while leaving the large and expensive magnet that makes up the core of the device in place. Patients, technologists, and radiologists alike will notice the advanced improvements.

Patients can now receive better imaging, faster, and more comfortably. Imaging will be up to 50% faster, which means less time on the table. The new imaging technology improves the patient’s results and aids their providers in making a better diagnosis. The Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) removes noise from images, which results in increased resolution imaging; achieving sharp, clearer, and distinct images. Clearer images means better diagnosis and improved patient care. Clinicians can have confidence that the images will provide a clear picture of what is going on inside their patients so they can create effective treatment plans.


The Diagnostic Imaging department will also be expanding their vascular exam services with contrast and non-contrast MRA (renal, carotid, aorta, and abdomen scans). “The advancements we have been able to implement in our department over the last few years have greatly impacted the quality of care we are able to provide to our community,” says Andria Zweigart, Director of Diagnostic Imaging. “We are fortunate to have skilled technologists and ARRT registered technologists who are always eager to provide the best care possible and take pride in their work. Suppling them with the latest and greatest technology is key in helping them deliver the desired results.”


Memorial Hospital is currently scheduling exams with their new unit. Request your next imaging procedure at Memorial in Chester.

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