CORTLAND, N.Y. — On Tuesday morning, work crews installed a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine at Cortland Regional Medical Center.
The machine, located at the main hospital, will replace the West Road Outpatient magnet.
Debbie King, director of imaging services at Cortland Regional Medical Center, said the machine will allow physicians to perform extensive scans ranging from breast imaging and MRI-guided breast biopsies to neurological, orthopedic scans and more.
"This is the newest state-of-the-art MRI unit out there," King said. "The scan time is faster, the reduction in noise is 70 percent compared to the old magnets, and the size of the opening is greater."
The MRI machine will be available to patients in mid-December.
Check out photos from Tuesday morning's installation: