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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

#1 RATED MRI ON THE MARKET COMING TO CARTHAGE AREA HOSPITAL

(August 13, 2013) CARTHAGE, NY – Carthage Area Hospital is proud to announce the purchase of a new state-of-the-art Philips MR Scanner. The Philips 1.5T Ingenia is the first-ever digital broadband MR system and will be the first in the North Country. The Philips 1.5T Ingenia will be arriving late October – early November. In the interim, the hospital will have a Philips 1.5T Achieva MRI (a mobile scanner) arriving 21 August 2013.

“The new interim mobile MRI will afford our patients practically all of the advantages that the new permanent MRI will allow them, but without waiting for the new machine to arrive. Our patients will receive absolute state-of-the art imaging that is equal to that available at a major medical center, but without having to drive the two hours that is currently the case. This endeavor and expense just, once again, shows Carthage Area Hospital's commitment to our local community and our military, both who deserve the best medical care available and should not have to compromise their care just because they have chosen not to live in a city,” said Dr. Mark Parshall, Medical Director of Outpatient Clinics and Hospitalist Program.
The new mobile scanner can perform a complete high resolution diagnostic evaluation of the cervical spine in less than 15 minutes. It can image the entire abdomen or pelvis in a single breath-hold. That equates to efficient, yet comprehensive scans for patients. Philips 1.5T Ingenia Benefits:   Rated #1 in the country 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure

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Wide-bore opening - 70 cm bore opening, which equates to patient comfort and easy positioning for larger patients dStream technology that delivers crystal clear images, remarkable speed, and RF upgrades made simpler Reduced exam time – 30% increase in throughput with FlexStream technology

For more information, please contact our Medical Imaging Department at (315) 493-1000 or ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral.

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About Carthage Area Hospital Carthage Area Hospital was founded as a 501-(c)-3 federal tax exempt and not-for-profit organization in 1965. Located in Carthage, NY, the 78-bed hospital provides services to a rural population residing in Eastern Jefferson, Southern St. Lawrence, and Northern Lewis Counties of Northern New York. In addition to the main campus in Carthage, the hospital has 16 outlying clinics and 1 assisted-living facility. For more information, please visit www.carthagehospital.com.

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