PIC Upgrades MRI Capabilities

Pacific Imaging Center completed a significant upgrade to its MRI scanner during the first half of October. The result is increased gradient strength and resolution equal to or greater than that provided by any MRI scanner in the Tri-County area.

“The obvious difference is that we will now have the ability to perform an increased number of complex vascular studies,” said Jack Berry, Director of Imaging Services at PIC.

The upgrade added 16-channel capabilities with higher contrast ranges to PIC’s scanner. The benefit to patients and physicians will be scans with greater resolution, which translates into more precise and accurate assessments.

“Every physician I’ve talked with is excited about the upgrade,” said Berry, who spoke with area healthcare providers in advance to educate them about the changes. “They’re also happy just to have us back in operation.

Pacific Imaging Center is located at 625 9th Avenue at Pacific Surgical Institute. PIC accepts all insurance carriers, including Kaiser. Call (360) 501-3444 for more information.

  • National Orthopedic Imaging Associates
  •  American College of Radiology
  • American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists