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Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Acquires Breakthrough Philips MRI

Dec 10, 2021 04:29PM ● By Med Magazine

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. is pleased to announce the installation of a Philips Ingenia Ambition 1.5T MR system at their  Yankton site. Yankton Medical Clinic is excited to offer the latest in MR imaging technology to better serve the needs of  the community. 

The Ingenia Ambition 1.5T incorporates a number of new technologies designed to deliver exceptional image quality for a  broad range of diagnostic applications. It incorporates Philips’ advanced dStream technology, resulting in improved  signal-to-noise ratio for exceptional image resolution. This gives radiologists and physicians the detailed diagnostic data  needed to help confidently diagnose a broad range of anatomical and skeletal problems in the human body. The Ingenia  Ambition 1.5T also features an in-bore patient experience designed to reduce patient anxiety with ambient lighting, audio  and visual enhancements. 

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Ingenia Ambition 1.5T is its unique patient experience. The in-bore experience  offers patients a comforting, engaging visual enhancement. To begin, patients personalize their experience by selecting a  theme to fill the room with a colorful video image. The video is then viewed while in-bore and is combined with soothing  audio to create a truly immersive experience. Clear patient instructions are provided by the AutoVoice component of the  system, which coaches the patient through their examination while scanner noise is reduced through the ComforTone scan  techniques portion of the system. 

The Philips Ingenia Ambition 1.5T is based around a wide-bore magnet with a 70-centimeter opening, enabling us to  image patients of varying size, age and physical condition. It offers: 

• Peace of mind. It is less intimidating for patients who might be claustrophobic or anxious about getting an MRI  scan. The wider opening and ambient experience are both designed to make patients feel more relaxed.  • Short scan time. The Ingenia Ambition 1.5T is also fast. It has several innovations which significantly increase  staff productivity, such as Compressed SENSE. In fact, technologists can perform routine exams of the brain,  spine, knee, ankle and liver quickly and easily—with superb image quality. This should result in fewer repeat  exams and more convenience for patients.  

• Enhanced patient acceptance. Because it is an MR system, it’s less invasive than other imaging options. • Calming experience. The Ingenia Ambition offers an immersive audio-visual experience to calm patients and  guide them through MR exams. 

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