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Barnesville Hospital Providing Access to Large Bore Open MRI

Do tight spaces make you nervous Are you claustrophobic Does your size prevent a traditional MRI The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Barnesville Hospital realizes these are very real issues for patients and is pleased to offer a solution. Patients who are anxious, claustrophobic, or larger than average can be accommodated with a new large bore open MRI. Effective Tuesday, March 15th, this unit will supplement the current MRI schedule and be available on a routine schedule. The Large Bore Open MRI will be onsite Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., every other week. Please contact the Central Scheduling office at (740) 425-5123 to schedule your MRI exam. Any questions, please contact the Diagnostic Imaging department at (740) 425-5114.

The new open bore design of the Magnetom Espree is 27.5 inches wide and offers one foot of spacious headroom. For many exams, your feet go in first and your head remains outside the tunnel. This has never been possible before. But most important of all, the power is 3 times greater than the conventional Open MRI and assists your doctor in making the most accurate diagnosis.

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Recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation, a medical staff of more than 50 physicians, representing 20 specialties, and almost 300 personnel provide 24-hour emergency services along with inpatient care, skilled care, and observation services. In addition, Barnesville Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, including: cardiac diagnostic testing, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nutrition and medication counseling, pulmonary function testing, occupational, speech, and physical therapy, electroencephalogram (EEG), electroymyelogram (EMG), Holter cardiac monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and sleep care.

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