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MRI in Emergency Department for fast, confident decisions

Best Practice
Karis, John, M.D. St. Joseph's Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute • USA

When MRI is the preferred choice, ED patients can get fast MRI and fast diagnosis

With an MRI scanner inside the Neuro Emergency Department, St. Joseph’s Hospital can now efficiently use rapid and robust MRI exams for their emergency patients. Read how MRI now supports confident diagnoses and how the transition was accomplished. 


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MRI in Emergency Department for fast, confident decisions


More emergency patients get MRI

Dr. John Karis explains how the team structured the MRI program in this fast-paced ED setting, including development of dedicated, fast MRI protocols for emergency care. Results show that MRI in this ED allows physicians to make fast, well-informed decisions about treatment and admission.

The high value of a negative MRI

One of the most important decisions an ED physician has to make is to admit or discharge their patient. “There are far more decisions being made to send people home than to admit. And in terms of making that decision, I believe there’s no more valuable exam than a negative MRI for neurologic disorders,” says Dr. Karis.



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MRI in Emergency Department for fast, confident decisions





Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Ingenia 1.5T
Brain, Cervical spine, ED, emergency department, Head, HeadNeck, Lumbar spine, mDIXON, MRA, Neuro, non-contrast, Spine, Thoracic spine, without contrast

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