West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Installs First Hitachi Oval MRI in Florida

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The future of MRI imaging arrives at with the installation of the first Echelon Oval MR in the state of Florida. The Echelon Oval 1.5T MR system by . features the game-changing 74 cm oval shaped bore - the widest bore available in the industry offering maximum patient comfort and accommodation.

“Our goal of providing our patients with advanced technology and the most up-to-date treatment techniques is achieved through the investment in equipment like the Echelon Oval MR system,” said Mitch Feldman, Chief Executive Officer of West Boca Medical Center. “Patients are able to select West Boca Diagnostic Imaging with the confidence that they are receiving testing and treatments in a comfortable environment.”

West Boca Diagnostic Imaging offers a wide range of tests and radiological procedures in an atmosphere where patient ease is paramount. The center is equipped with advanced technology and caring medical specialists, technologists and support staff. MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI provides information that cannot be obtained from an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. The MRI can detect changes in the normal structure and characteristics of organs or other tissues. The acquisition of the Echelon Oval MR allows people who may not have been able to get an MRI in another type of machine to get this type of testing done.

“We are very excited about our relationship with West Boca Diagnostic Imaging and are proud to see an Echelon Oval installation in a facility dedicated to the best patient experience, service, excellence and quality,” said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MRI and CT, HMSA.

, part of Tenet Florida, is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care; orthopedics and sports medicine; a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures; a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring open MRI and digital mammography; cardiac and surgical intensive care; outpatient surgery services; 24-hour emergency services for adults and children; diabetes education; outpatient rehabilitation services; and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for infants, pediatrics and adults.

West Boca Medical Center is a State Certified Primary Stroke Center, and received the 2012-2013 American Stroke Association/American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Heart Failure Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262)

(HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.

(TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.