In Texas, a populous state with one of the highest obesity rates in the United States, patients with larger bodies may, unfortunately, struggle with access to MRI scans due to the relatively small bore of conventional equipment. However, this changed when the 75-cm ultra-wide bore uMR OMEGA® was introduced into the local community.
Kim Tran, CEO of leading local imaging center Memorial MRI & Diagnostic, said, "We have been looking for the right equipment to solve the problem and provide more comfort to our patients, and we finally found it." Within the local community, the arrival of uMR OMEGA® has greatly improved medical consultation and outpatient services. Today, Memorial not only serves overweight patients of over 200 kg but also provides precision off-center scans for parts of the body like shoulders, elbows, and hip joints. What makes clinicians even more excited is that people who were previously dissuaded by narrow and dark MRI bores (pregnant women, and even patients suffering from claustrophobia and anxiety), can also benefit from uMR OMEGA®.