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New Oasis High Field Open MRI from Hitachi Focuses on Patient Comfort without Sacrificing Image Quality

East Hartford, Conn., February 1, 2015 – Jefferson Radiology has added an Oasis High-field Open Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging system from Hitachi to its list of diagnostic offerings. The new Open MRI emphasizes patient comfort during their MR exam while maintaining a high level of image quality.

The inside of the Oasis gantry offers a wide view minimizing anxiety and claustrophobia and maximizing a more pleasant environment for the patient during the MR exam. Jefferson Radiology’s high field MRI wide bore systems are able to image patients weighing up to 550 pounds. With the new Hitachi Oasis system, patients weighing up to 660 pounds can experience the more open style of exam. The Open MRI combines patient comfort with powerful technology and an ultrafast workstation to make patient exams as quick and smooth as possible. Its imaging power is further boosted by an array of anatomically-specific, optimized receiver coils that allow advanced imaging applications ranging from vascular to orthopedic to women’s health.

“ We are pleased to further our commitment to providing optimal imaging for patients who desire a more open MRI alternative,” says Ethan Foxman, MD, president and CEO of Jefferson Radiology. “In addition to the availability of our current high field wide bore MRI systems, we have added a high field open MRI system with even more access for patients that desire it without sacrificing image quality. The availability of the advanced high-field Open MR further exemplifies the Jefferson Radiology mission of providing quality diagnostic and interventional radiology services throughout the region through our commitment to sub-specialty expertise and excellent customer service.”

About Jefferson Radiology

Since 1963 Jefferson Radiology has been providing a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging and interventional services to patients at hospitals and outpatient centers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. As leaders in diagnostic and interventional radiology, our fellowship trained physicians and highly skilled staff are committed to providing exceptional patient care and responsive service. Our clinical resources, supported by a sophisticated business and technological infrastructure allow us to provide the highest quality care. Jefferson Radiology is one of a few radiology practices accredited by The Joint Commission. For further information, visit

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