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Freeman Hospital West Unveils Additional MRI

December 19, 2018

Addition Increases Access to Imaging Procedures

Freeman Hospital West held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a project to expand magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services.  The project upgraded an older MRI and added a third imaging system to Freeman Radiology. The project also renovated 425 square feet of existing space to install shielding.

The image quality of an MRI depends on signal and field strength. A 3T machine has much more signal than a 1.5T machine. 3T images can provide extremely clear and vivid images and can often be done faster, decreasing overall scan time. The addition of a third MRI increased the number of appointments available by approximately 18.

About Freeman Health System

Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2019, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit