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New MRI system comes to IVCH

Bob Taylor (center), a workman with the crew installing the magnetic resonance imaging system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, smiles as the magnet, the heart of the MRI system, is on the floor after being lowered through the roof by a crane.
Bob Taylor (center), a workman with the crew installing the magnetic resonance imaging system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, smiles as the magnet, the heart of the MRI system, is on the floor after being lowered through the roof by a crane.

PERU — A new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital was recently lifted into place by crane through the roof of the new addition recently added to the IVCH diagnostic imaging department.

The million-dollar-plus system was obtained with the help of a grant from the IVCH Foundation.

The new unit will have the widest opening currently available in any MRI system, making it easier for larger patients to have tests and less claustrophobic for patients of all sizes.

MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body.

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