The $2.4 million project will change the medical center’s footprint and bring a brand-new facility and 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit to downtown Niagara Falls!
The new MRI will …
- Provide patient with access to higher quality scans.
- Provide early detection of cancers & other diseases at treatable stages.
- Keep patients close to home and onsite for MRI imaging.
- Provide equitable access and decrease health disparities.
- Feature designs to make the patient experience more comfortable.
- Have an open configuration and faster scan times, thus enhancing service delivery to people with intellectual & developmental disabilities by reducing anxiety levels and permitting scans to be completed without the use of sedation or anesthesia.
- Minimize stress or claustrophobia.
Keeping patients close to home and onsite for diagnostic imaging
“The new MRI and center will greatly enhance the care of patients locally. This technology enables us to keep an even greater number of patients here at Memorial as opposed to transferring them out,” said Dr. Gerald Gorman, Chief of Emergency Services at NFMMC.
The MRI Imaging Center of Niagara will be conveniently located alongside the Heart Center
The Heart Center of Niagara is a comprehensive cardiac care facility providing diagnostic, clinical, and invasive services including cardiac catheterization. The MRI Imaging Center of Niagara will provide access to cardiovascular imaging that will better detect, monitor, and treat a wide range of heart conditions.
When minutes matter, the MRI Imaging Center of Niagara will be ready!
When it comes to stroke care, minutes matter. Under the direction of University of Buffalo Neurosurgery’s (UBNS) internationally renowned endovascular team, the new 3T MRI on Memorial’s downtown campus will allow for convenient quick access to imagery that can uncover brain damage at the onset of stroke symptoms.
“In addition to Viz.ai and perfusion imaging to assess patients for urgent thrombectomy, the 3T MRI will give us the capability of diagnosing and treating minor to moderate strokes at NFMMC without the need for transfer. This is one further step to maximizing expertise and treating patients within their community when appropriate. We welcome this wonderful advance in technological capability within the system,” said Dr. Kenneth Synder, UBNS neurosurgeon and Memorial’s Medical Stroke Director.
Proceeds from the 2022 Premier will benefit the MRI Imaging Center of Niagara
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