Gonzales Healthcare Systems
Receives New MRI Unit
|Pictured at right is the magnet for Memorial Hospital’s|
new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine.
This magnet weighs approximately 8,800 lbs. and
when completely installed should weigh a total of
11,000 lbs. Originally shipped from Germany, this
medical device required a 750-ton crane to lower it
into the new expansion area of Memorial Hospital.
Leon King, Director of Radiology Services, stated
"This new machine contains much more
software than the MRI previously being
used by the hospital. Its new capabilities
will really broaden the scope of services
we can provide the community.”