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WellSpan Health first in Pennsylvania to offer state-of-the-art MRI

April 25, 2019


Now available at WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover, new technology uses AI to provide faster, clearer imaging with a more comfortable patient experience

The newly opened WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover now offers the only MRI of its kind in Pennsylvania – and one of only 10 in the country – using artificial intelligence to provide the latest imaging technology to patients in southcentral Pennsylvania.

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T uses a sophisticated MRI signal interpretation that can read and interpret patient data using AI, providing faster scan speeds, clearer images and a quieter, more calming experience for patients.

“We know we have some of the most highly skilled physicians and clinicians in our region. It’s only fitting that we pair those expert specialists with state-of-the-art technology – providing our patients with a truly exceptional care experience,” said Vicky Diamond, vice president of ancillary services, WellSpan Health. “This system puts the WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover squarely on the map as a destination for unmatched imaging capabilities.”

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T has the highest available field strength of any MRI in standard clinical practice, producing higher resolution images and better detail than most others.

It also has vast improvements to patient comfort, with a larger, more open scanning tunnel for patients, reducing the risk of claustrophobia. It is also one of the quietest systems on the market.

In addition, scan times have been decreased by 30 to 40 percent, meaning less time for patients to spend in the scanning process. The system even uses video boards projecting a variety of soothing scenes or even pediatric friendly cartoons to increase comfort through the experience.

Appointments will be available Monday through Saturday at the WellSpan Health and Surgery Center and can be made by calling the scheduling line at 717-337-4103.

On March 4, the center opened at 1227 Baltimore St. The 80,000-square-foot facility provides outpatient surgery, lab, imaging and other expanded services. For more information on the WellSpan Health and Surgery Center, visit WellSpan.org/WHSCHanover.

About WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of approximately 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and more than 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.